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South Korea soldiers convicted for hazing death of subordinate

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:56PM UTC South Korean army soldiers on a military truck move during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea in Pocheon, South Korea. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says a military court has sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison for bullying and beating a subordinate who died.

Samsung profit sinks 49 percent on slowing mobile

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:56AM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says its third-quarter income has plunged 49 percent to the lowest level in nearly three years as its handset business slows down.

LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:11PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. says its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high.

Victim’s body found after South Korean ferry tragedy

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:08PM UTC South Korean President Park Geun-hye pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol  at a group memorial altar in Ansan, south of Seoul, in April. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The first body found in three months is being recovered from the sunken South Korean ferry, increasing the official death toll to 295.

South Korea seeks death penalty for ferry captain

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 5:54PM UTC Passengers from the Sewol ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast are rescued by coast guards in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A news report says South Korean prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.

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