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Japan recalls South Korea envoy over `comfort woman` statue

Mainstream historians say up to 200,000 women, mostly from Korea but also other parts of Asia including China, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.
 

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' gets standing ovation in Busan

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' gets standing ovation in Busan

 Superstar Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" was an instant hit with the global audience at the 20th Busan International Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation, says director Kabir Khan.

Richa Chadha will miss 'Masaan' screening in Busan

Richa Chadha will miss 'Masaan' screening in Busan

Actress Richa Chadha, who is busy shooting for the film “Cabaret”, will be missing the screening of her critically acclaimed movie “Masaan” at the upcoming 20th edition of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

Mahatma`s bust unveiled in South Korean city

In yet another sign of the growing people-to-people ties between India and South Korea, a bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the South Korean city of Busan to mark the inauguration of an Indian Cultural Centre.

North Korea threatens boycott of Asian Games in South

North Korea Friday threatened to pull out of next month`s Asian Games in South Korea, blaming Seoul for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang`s participation.

ITU, UN Women launch award for gender equality technology

ITU and UN Women have launched a new global technology award that recognises outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.

Somdev Devvarman wins, India enter Davis Cup world group playoffs

The Indian Davis Cup team entered the World Group playoffs after notching up a historic away triumph over Korea following Somdev Devvarman`s win over Yong-Kyu Lim in the reverse singles of the Group I Asia/Oceania second round tie here Sunday.

North Korea football players to compete in South

North Korea said on Monday its football players would participate in the Asian Games to be hosted in South Korea`s western port city of Incheon later this year.

`Barfi!` impresses moviegoers in Busan

`Barfi!`, India`s official entry for the foreign film entry at the Oscars, won hearts at the Busan International Film Festival, evoking a standing ovation from an audience of 4,000 people. The actors - Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor - are thrilled.

Fire at karaoke bar in South Korea, nine killed

The South Korean authorities suspect a gas explosion may have caused the fire.