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A man watches a TV news program showing the sinking passenger ship in Seoul. Pic: AP.

SKorea ferry passengers’ loved ones face agonizing wait for news

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 9:42PM UTC Comments Off A man watches a TV news program showing the sinking passenger ship in Seoul. Pic: AP.

In the government’s latest tally, South Korea says 280 people from the ferry that capsized in the Yellow Sea south of Seoul are still missing and 5 people have died....

5 dead, 280 missing after ferry sinks off South Korea

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 5:40PM 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.

A passenger ferry capsized and sank of the coast of South Korea today with more than 470 passengers on board. So far 2 casualties have been confirmed, 180 people have been rescued, and at least 290 people people are still missing....

Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:27AM UTC Comments Off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pic: AP.

LONDON (AP) — Staff at a London hair salon say they had a close shave with North Korean officials after using the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, to promote discount haircuts. M&M Hair Academy says it received a visit by two men from the nearby North Korean embassy after putting up a poster last week featuring a picture of Kim — who sports a distinctive undercut — and the slogan "Bad Hair Day?"...

Doping ban reversed for SKorean Olympic champion Lee

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:21PM UTC Comments Off Doping ban reversed for SKorean Olympic champion Lee

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Badminton World Federation has reversed a one-year ban handed to Olympic gold medalist Lee Yon-dae for missing doping tests. The Malaysia-based BWF on Tuesday said that Lee and fellow South Korean player Kim Ki-jung are eligible to resume competition immediately. Both players were banned in January after accumulating three...

NKorea: Pyongyang hosts international marathon

By Sun, Apr 13, 2014 3:24PM UTC Comments Off Runners take off from the starting line inside Kim Il Sung Stadium at the beginning of the  Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday. Pic: AP.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Runners from all over the world have filled the streets of North Korea's showcase capital for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which is open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time....

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