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South Korea sightseeing ship runs aground, 110 rescued

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SEOUL - Some 110 people aboard a South Korean sightseeing ship were rescued by fishing boats after the vessel ran aground near a rocky island on Tuesday, reviving tragic memories of a ferry disaster earlier this year in which hundreds of people drowned. | Video

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Hyundai Motor reaches tentative wage deal with South Korean union 29 Sep 2014

SEOUL - Hyundai Motor Co on Monday reached a tentative wage deal with its South Korean labor union, a union spokesman said, potentially resolving disputes that had dragged on longer than expected and led to partial strikes.

S.Korean refiners look to diversify, may take more US condensate 29 Sep 2014

* Also tapping oil suppliers in Africa, Europe and Russia

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Qatar's Ogunode sets Asian mark in blistering 100m 28 Sep 2014

INCHEON South Korea - Qatar's Femi Ogunode broke the 10-second mark at the Asian Games for the first time, splashing his way through the rain to 100 meters gold on Sunday, while South Korea's big-hitting baseball team finally overcame stubborn Taiwan to win a tense final 6-3.

WRAPUP-Games-Qatar's Ogunode sets Asian mark in blistering 100m 28 Sep 2014

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 28 - Qatar's Femi Ogunode broke the 10-second mark at the Asian Games for the first time, splashing his way through the rain to 100 meters gold on Sunday, while South Korea's big-hitting baseball team finally overcame stubborn Taiwan to win a tense final 6-3.

Games-South Korea seal soccer semi berth with win over Japan 28 Sep 2014

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 28 - Skipper Jang Hyun-soo powered home a late penalty to give South Korea a deserved 1-0 win over rivals Japan in the men's soccer quarter-finals of the Asian Games on Sunday.

Games-Team Thailand halt Korea's golden golf streak 28 Sep 2014

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 28 - Surprise package Thailand ended South Korea's hopes of a third straight sweep of the Asian Games golfing medals after winning the women's team event on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Games-Japan swimmer charged with camera theft at Asiad 27 Sep 2014

* Swimmer admitted theft after being seen on CCTV footage (Adds details)

Exclusive: Lockheed to buy European satellite for South Korea in F-35 deal 27 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin Corp said it will buy a European-built military communications satellite for South Korea as part of a $7 billion deal to supply Seoul with 40 F-35 fighter jets, in what industry observers call among the most unusual "offset" agreements ever to accompany a major arms sale.

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Sun's brilliance warms Asiad pool, China in command 26 Sep 2014

INCHEON South Korea - Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen set the seal on China's dominating pool performance at the Asian Games on Friday, while Qatar's disappointed women's basketball team slipped out of South Korea in the dead of night with the row over their hijabs rumbling on.

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Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, prepare for long haul

HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. | Video