South Korean safety official commits 'suicide' after concert tragedy kills 16
South Korean safety official commits 'suicide' after concert tragedy kills 16

An official dealing with safety measures at a concert in South Korea where 16 people died when the grate they were standing collapsed apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy, authorities said Saturday.

North Korea veteran Ri Se-Gwang triumphs in world vault
North Korea veteran Ri Se-Gwang triumphs in world vault

North Korean veteran Ri Se-Gwang won his first ever global title Sunday in the men`s vault as South Korea`s defending champion and Olympic gold medallist Yang Hak-Seon fell on landing twice.

Son stars as Leverkusen see off Benfica

South Korean Son Heung-Min scored a goal and was involved in another to help Bayer Leverkusen breathe life into their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 win at home to Portuguese side Benfica on Wednesday.

Sanam Singh in men's singles Asiad tennis quarters
Sanam Singh in men's singles Asiad tennis quarters

India's Sanam Singh reached the quarterfinals of the men's singles tennis event of the 17th Asian Games with a straight sets victory over higher ranked South Korean Hyeon Chung at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Friday.

Gold on the range for solid South Koreans at Asian Games
Gold on the range for solid South Koreans at Asian Games

Na Yoon-kyung credited solid South Korean teamwork for their unexpected gold medal in the 50 meter rifle prone event on Wednesday and said favourites China had succumb to the pressure of the Asian Games final.

Asian Games: Indian men finish fourth in 25m rapid fire pistol
Asian Games: Indian men finish fourth in 25m rapid fire pistol

Indian men's team narrowly missed out on the bronze medal, finishing fourth in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Wednesday.

Expect 12 gold medals from track and field events at Asiad: Sports minister
Expect 12 gold medals from track and field events at Asiad: Sports minister

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday said that he expects Indian athletes to win 10-12 gold medals from the track and field events in the 17th Asian Games, where competition started Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon.

Asian Games: National flags take down over North Korea protest fears
Asian Games: National flags take down over North Korea protest fears

Organisers of the upcoming Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon have removed all national flags from streets near the venues amid protests about the flying of the North Korean flag.

South Korea's ''Big Dragon'' chases Asian Games badminton gold
South Korea's ''Big Dragon'' chases Asian Games badminton gold

When your parents give you a name like "Big Dragon," chances are they expect great things from you. South Korea`s top badminton player Lee Yong-dae has not let them down.

South Korea shooter Jin Jong-oh wins world title, breaks record
South Korea shooter Jin Jong-oh wins world title, breaks record

Triple Olympic champion Jin Jong-oh will be on a high heading into this month`s Asian Games in Incheon after breaking a long-standing record and winning the 50 metres pistol event at the shooting world championships.

Hockey India names unchanged men's squad for Asian Games
Hockey India names unchanged men's squad for Asian Games

Hockey India (HI) Thursday named an unchanged 16-member men's squad to take part in the Asian Games to be held in the South Korean city of Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4.

Pope Francis urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China

Pope Francis on Monday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years.

Park In-Bee retains LPGA Championship crown with playoff win

Park In-Bee downed Brittany Lincicome with a par at the first playoff hole on Sunday to win a second-straight LPGA Championship title.

Japan, South Korean FMs to meet after freeze in ties

Japan and South Korea are expected to hold rare talks on Saturday, diplomatic sources said, in a potential ice-breaking meeting following a collapse in relations.

Two Koreas hold talks on Asian Games participation

Officials from the two Koreas met for rare talks Thursday to sort out the logistics of Pyongyang sending athletes and cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in the South Korean port city of Incheon.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into sea

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, Yonhap news agency quoted the South Korean military as saying.

Kazakhstan to send over 400 athletes for Asian Games

For the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Kazakhstan will send more than 400 athletes, said the deputy chairman of the State Agency for Physical Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan.

North Korea sentences South Korean to life of hard labour for spying

North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to life with hard labour on Friday after convicting him of espionage and setting up an underground church.

South Korean ferry tragedy toll rises to 288

The toll in the April 16 South Korean ferry tragedy Wednesday rose to 288 with one more body recovered from the sunken ship earlier in the day, the disaster response centre said.

Body found in South Korean ferry as weather eases

Divers found another body trapped in a sunken South Korean ferry today as the search for more than two dozen missing passengers resumed after strong winds and waves halted the effort for three days.