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Japan shrugs off South Korean calls on `comfort women`

The Japanese government on Monday shrugged off renewed calls from South Korean President Park Geun-Hye to apologise to former wartime sex slaves, saying Tokyo hoped Seoul would change its views.

North Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military drills

 North Korea fired two missiles into the sea and vowed "merciless" retaliation Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational.

N. Korea vows `merciless strikes` as US-S. Korea drills begin

 North Korea on Monday fired missiles into the sea and vowed to carry out "merciless strikes" against the US and South Korea, as the allies launched annual large-scale joint military drills.

South Korea`s Park urges Japan to apologise to `comfort women`

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Sunday repeated a call for Japanese leaders to apologise to former wartime sex slaves, warning that "time is running out" for Tokyo.

Prepare for war: North Korean leader tells Army

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his Army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills.

Lesbian kiss on Korean drama sparks debate

An unprecedented lesbian kiss between two high school students on a popular South Korean TV drama has fuelled a debate about portrayals of sexuality in a rapidly modernising society with deeply conservative roots.

Gunman kills 4 in South Korean city: Police

A gunman shot and killed four people on Friday at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in two days, police officials said.

Four killed in South Korea shooting rampage

Four people were killed and one was injured in an air rifle shooting rampage in Gyeonggy Province of South Korea, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

South Korea decriminalises adultery

South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a controversial adultery law which for more than 60 years had criminalised extra-marital sex and jailed violators for up to two years.

Sidewalk sinkhole swallows South Korean couple

 Concerns about public safety standards in South Korea have been fuelled by shocking CCTV images of a young couple being swallowed up by a sinkhole that opened at their feet on the sidewalk in Seoul.

Gunman kills three in rare shooting in South Korea

 A gunman in South Korea shot dead three people in a convenience store which he then torched Wednesday in an apparent revenge attack on the family of his former lover, police said.

South Korea pushes ahead on oil pipe dispute with US

South Korea has pushed forward with its complaint against the United States over anti-dumping tariffs on steel pipes used by the oil industry, the World Trade Organization said Tuesday.

Missing Korean teen at IS training camp: Intelligence

A South Korean teenager who went missing last month has joined the Islamic State (IS) group and is receiving training, South Korea`s spy agency said Tuesday.

South Korea, US announce joint drills expected to anger North

 South Korea and the United States said Tuesday they would launch their annual joint military exercises on March 2, setting the stage for a likely surge in tensions with North Korea.

North Korean leader orders army to be ''fully prepared'' for war

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has asked the country`s army to be "fully prepared" for war at an important meeting of the ruling party, state news agency KCNA reported Monday.

Yellow dust hits South Korea, warnings issued

South Korea was Monday hit by the heaviest yellow dust in five years with meteorological authorities issuing warnings and advisories.

Japan calls for return of isles from South Korea

Japan urged South Korea again Sunday to return disputed islets, one of the issues which have soured ties between the two US allies.

Kim guides military drill near sea border with South Korea

North Korea`s leader Kim Jong-Un has guided a military drill simulating an attack and seizure of a frontline South Korean island, Pyongyang`s state media said on Saturday.

Lee Il-hee leads after first round of Australian Open LPGA title
Lee Il-hee leads after first round of Australian Open LPGA title

South Korea`s Lee Il-hee shot a flawless five-under par 68 on Thursday to lead after the first round of the women`s Australian Open, the third event on this year`s LPGA Tour.

South Korean Parliament approves PM nominee

 The South Korean parliament Monday approved prime minister nominee Lee Wan-koo after a week-long controversy over his eligibility for the job.