Asian Games: Badminton legend Lin Dan gets scare from Korean in singles opener
Asian Games: Badminton legend Lin Dan gets scare from Korean in singles opener

Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan was put through a marathon second game by low-ranked Korean challenger Lee Dong-Keun in a surprise scare at the Asian Games here Thursday.

Daughter of Korean ferry tycoon detained in France

The daughter of a fugitive Korean tycoon accused of being responsible for last month`s ferry disaster was detained in custody in France on Wednesday pending extradition proceedings.

Recovery of bodies from South Korea ferry suspended

The operation to recover bodies from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month has been suspended due to heavy seas, a spokesman said today, amid concern that many of the missing may never be found.

South Korean ferry mishap toll rises to 226

The number of confirmed deaths from the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea has risen to 226 after five more bodies were recovered from the submerged ship Friday.

Nearly 100 bodies still in sunken South Korean ferry

Rescue teams used a diving bell Wednesday in a bid to recover about 100 lifeless bodies which remain inside the South Korean ferry that sank off the country`s southwestern coast April 16 with 302 deaths and disappearances.

Captain says warnings over S Korean ferry ignored

A probe into South Korea`s ferry disaster has heard that warnings over the ship`s seaworthiness were ignored, prosecutors said today, as rescuers worked to recover more than 90 people still missing two weeks after it sank.

Gutta, Ponnappa lose in Korea Open Super Series

Commonwealth Games gold medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa today suffered a straight-game defeat in the third round of the women`s doubles competition to crash out of USD 600,000 Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament here Thursday.

Danish minister quits after lying to Parliament

Denmark`s foreign aid minister has resigned after lying to Parliament about his role in endorsing huge travel expenses for a South Korean-based environmental organisation.

Psy wants to continue being `funny guy with funny dance in funny video`

PSY, the `Gangnam Style` singer, amazingly remains down to earth about the whirlwind ride that his ‘Gangnam Style’ horse dance has taken him on.

Rival Koreas meet for talks as tensions ease

Talks are aimed at disarming North in return for economic & diplomatic gains.

Ancient heating system

Archaeologists have unearthed the a 10th century “ondol” heating system.

S Korean man accused of raping 125 women arrested

South Korean police said on Tuesday they have arrested a man accused of raping 125 women over the past nine years.

Korean neighbours restore military hotline

North and South Korea Wednesday restored a military hotline in the west of the peninsula, officials said, in the latest sign of easing relations after months of tension.