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UN official defends stance on North Korea rights abuses

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 4:55PM UTC Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — The United Nations’ official in charge of investigating human rights abuses in North Korea says he stands by U.N. findings on widespread abuses there despite recent backtracking by a prominent defector on the details of his life in the North’s prison system. The U.N. special rapporteur on

10 missing after boat collision off South Korean island

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 1:36PM UTC 10 missing after boat collision off South Korean island

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ten people are missing after a Chinese fishing boat sank in international waters near the South Korean resort island of Jeju.

South Korean president nominates new prime minister

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 10:53AM UTC South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye has nominated ruling party lawmaker Lee Wan Koo to replace Prime Minister Chung Hong-won nearly 10 months after Chung offered to resign over a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in April last year.

LG to launch curved G Flex 2 smartphone next week

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015 1:35PM UTC LG's new G Flex 2 smartphone. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. says it will start selling its latest curved smartphone next week.

Pyongyang seeks to discredit North Korea defector over recanted story

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015 3:20PM UTC North Korean human rights activist Shin Dong-hyuk, left, speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry during an event in New York last year. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is seeking to discredit a prominent North Korean prison camp survivor who recently admitted inaccuracies in parts of his widely read story of horrific abuse in the North.

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