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14 feared dead in accident at South Korean concert

14 feared dead in accident at South Korean concert

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:36PM UTC Comments Off 14 feared dead in accident at South Korean concert

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say 14 people are feared dead after a ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by a popular girls’ band near South Korea’s capital. Fire officials said two people have been confirmed dead and 12 others were unresponsive after the accident Friday in Seongnam, just south of Seoul. They said...

Korean chat app vows to protect user privacy

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:20AM UTC Comments Off Kakao Talk. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Popular South Korean messaging app Kakao Talk says it will stop cooperating with authorities seeking to access private messages as part of a government crackdown on online criticism....

South Korean town votes no to nuclear plant

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:49AM UTC Comments Off South Korean town votes no to nuclear plant

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Voters in a South Korean city rejected a nuclear power plant in a referendum that the government says has no legal effect....

All eyes on Kim as North Korea prepares for anniversary

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 4:16PM UTC Comments Off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — As North Korea’s ruling party prepares to mark its 69th anniversary on Friday, the world will be watching to see if leader Kim Jong Un will make his first public appearance in more than a month. Kim’s absence from the public eye, along with suggestions in the North Korean media that he...

Captain apologizes for leaving doomed Korean ferry

By Wed, Oct 08, 2014 4:21PM UTC Comments Off 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 report says a South Korean ferry captain has apologized for leaving his doomed vessel but said he didn't know his actions would lead to the deaths of more than 300 people. ...

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