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Roswell truth ‘to be revealed soon’
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Roswell truth ‘to be revealed soon’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Jul 2021
Valentine’s Day: strange customs and why some love to hate
A pair of Caribbean flamingos extend their heads and necks in a heart shape as flamingos perform courtship dances at the Saitama Children's Zoo in Higashimatsuyama city in Saitama prefecture,
In Depth

Valentine’s Day: strange customs and why some love to hate

From Japan to Estonia, every culture has its own twist on the festival of love
1 Jan 2021
Gymnast flees North Korea by vaulting over border
South Korean soldiers guard the Demilitarised Zone at Panmunjom
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Gymnast flees North Korea by vaulting over border

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Nov 2020
Which countries have tried circuit breaker lockdowns?
A South Korean patient is transported by medical staff on a Covid secure stretcher.
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Which countries have tried circuit breaker lockdowns?

Singapore and South Korea saw Covid cases fall but not all of the shutdowns were a success
15 Oct 2020
Are we heading for clashes between North and South Korea?
Kim Jong Un shakes hands with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in
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Are we heading for clashes between North and South Korea?

Kim Jong Un’s regime blows up liaison office on border between the two countries
16 Jun 2020
Michael Jordan shoes smash auction world record
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Michael Jordan shoes smash auction world record

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 May 2020
Is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seriously ill?
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Is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seriously ill?

South Korea casts doubt on claims about neighbouring leader’s health
21 Apr 2020

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Coronavirus: the definitions of pandemic and epidemic
Coronavirus in Iran
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Coronavirus: the definitions of pandemic and epidemic

Covid-19 outbreak declared a pandemic by World Health Organization after it spreads to 125 countries
12 Mar 2020
How South Korea and Taiwan are beating coronavirus
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In Depth

How South Korea and Taiwan are beating coronavirus

What can we learn from how the two nations responded?
11 Mar 2020
South Korea cult chief faces homicide probe over coronavirus
Shincheonji
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South Korea cult chief faces homicide probe over coronavirus

More than half of nation's infections involve members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus.
2 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: what is the Shincheonji Church of Jesus?
Shincheonji
In Depth

Coronavirus: what is the Shincheonji Church of Jesus?

Mysterious Christian sect is blamed for spread of coronavirus in South Korea
28 Feb 2020
Five reasons why Parasite won at the Oscars
Parasite
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Five reasons why Parasite won at the Oscars

Bong Joon-ho’s comedy-thriller makes Academy Awards history by winning Best Picture
10 Feb 2020
Why a US ambassador’s tache is a tickly topic in South Korea
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In Brief

Why a US ambassador’s tache is a tickly topic in South Korea

Harry Harris’s facial hair has triggered a diplomatic spate
17 Jan 2020
Why is everyone talking about North Korea’s missile test?
Kim Jong Un
In Depth

Why is everyone talking about North Korea’s missile test?

Pyongyang alleged to have launched two ‘unidentified projectiles’
28 Nov 2019
South Korea: conservative MPs push to reduce LGBT+ rights
LGBT, South Korea
In Brief

South Korea: conservative MPs push to reduce LGBT+ rights

Right-wing politician has proposed an amendment to the country’s laws
22 Nov 2019
Why Korean politicians are shaving their heads
Liberty Party leader Hwang Kyo-ahn, South Korea
In Depth

Why Korean politicians are shaving their heads

Opposition leaders are furious about controversial government appointment
18 Sep 2019
What’s behind the enmity between Japan and South Korea?
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 22: In this handout image provided by South Korean Presidential Blue House, South Korean President Moon Jae-in (C) listens to a report from officials related to th
In Depth

What’s behind the enmity between Japan and South Korea?

South Korea has cut intelligence ties with its neighbour after Japan imposed aggressive trade restrictions
23 Aug 2019
North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea
Kim Jong Un
In Brief

North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea

Pyongyang follows statement with two further missile tests
16 Aug 2019
Why K-pop sensation BTS are going on hiatus
BTS
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Why K-pop sensation BTS are going on hiatus

Band wants to ‘recharge and refresh’ after six years in the public eye
12 Aug 2019
North Korea fires ‘short-range missiles’ into sea
North Korea missiles
In Brief

North Korea fires ‘short-range missiles’ into sea

Launches come as US hawk John Bolton visits South Korea
25 Jul 2019
Russia denies South Korean claims of warning shots from jets
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In Brief

Russia denies South Korean claims of warning shots from jets

Moscow and Seoul at odds over reported violation of airspace above disputed islands
24 Jul 2019
Britain signs post-Brexit free trade deal with South Korea
Liam Fox
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Britain signs post-Brexit free trade deal with South Korea

Agreement comes amid uncertainties over potential no-deal Brexit
10 Jun 2019
Why everyone’s talking about swine fever
Police lured rogue pig back to farm using snacks from KFC
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about swine fever

Millions of pigs are culled as ‘biggest animal disease ever’ hits Southeast Asia
6 Jun 2019
South Korea wildfires: government declares national disaster
South Korea wildfires
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South Korea wildfires: government declares national disaster

At least one person has died and thousands have fled their homes as blaze engulfs border region
5 Apr 2019
Molka: South Korea’s voyeurism problem
South Korea Molka
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Molka: South Korea’s voyeurism problem

Authorities arrest two men over secret spycam filming of 1,600 guests in hotel rooms
21 Mar 2019
Ship with ‘drunk’ captain crashes into motorway bridge
Russia Ship South Korea
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Ship with ‘drunk’ captain crashes into motorway bridge

Captain was over legal alcohol limit but it is not clear if he was steering vessel
1 Mar 2019
Why Trump/Kim summit was cut short with no deal
US President Donald Trump attends a press conference following the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi on February 28, 2019. - The nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim J
In Brief

Why Trump/Kim summit was cut short with no deal

US President says talks failed over Kim’s demands to lift sanctions ‘in their entirety’
28 Feb 2019
Kim Jong Un makes ‘surprise’ visit to China
Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju have arrived in China for talks with Xi Jinping
In Brief

Kim Jong Un makes ‘surprise’ visit to China

North Korean leader set to hold talks ahead of rumoured summit with Trump
8 Jan 2019
The best photos of 2018
England World Cup
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The best photos of 2018

From an iconic image of Trump vs. the world to arresting snapshots of everyday life
28 Dec 2018
Mitsubishi must pay compensation for WWII forced labour
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In Brief

Mitsubishi must pay compensation for WWII forced labour

Eleven victims win court ruling as tensions rise between Japan and South Korea
29 Nov 2018
Pastor claimed sex with followers was ‘an order from God’
Korean pastor Lee Jae-rock sentenced to 15 years jail for raping followers
In Brief

Pastor claimed sex with followers was ‘an order from God’

South Korean megachurch leader took advantage of his power to assault eight women
22 Nov 2018
Who is Kim Jong-yang?
Kim Jong Yang, South Korea, Interpol
In Brief

Who is Kim Jong-yang?

South Korean beats controversial Russian candidate to become new president of Interpol
21 Nov 2018
Why global fertility is in decline
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Why global fertility is in decline

New report warns that countries worldwide are facing a ‘baby bust’
9 Nov 2018
‘Gwarosa’: why Koreans are working themselves to death
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In Brief

‘Gwarosa’: why Koreans are working themselves to death

South Koreans work longer hours than almost any other OECD country
6 Nov 2018
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