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South Korea present case for better defence

SEOUL - Of all the positives South Korea will take away from their run to the Asian Cup final, the fact that they have not conceded a goal through five matches should be held up as the biggest point of progress for a team ripped apart at the World Cup.

FACTBOX-Soccer-Asian Cup champions 1956-2011 8:00am GMT

SYDNEY, Jan 29 - Previous champions of the Asian Cup ahead of the 2015 final tournament between Australia and South Korea:

FACTBOX-Soccer-Asian Cup finalists South Korea 8:00am GMT

SYDNEY, Jan 29 - Factbox on Asian Cup finalists South Korea:

Soccer-South Korea present case for better defence 8:00am GMT

SEOUL, Jan 29 - Of all the positives South Korea will take away from their run to the Asian Cup final, the fact that they have not conceded a goal through five matches should be held up as the biggest point of progress for a team ripped apart at the World Cup.

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LG Electronics fourth-quarter profit below forecast on weak TV income 5:58am GMT

SEOUL - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc reported a weaker-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter, weighed by weak television earnings stemming from higher price competition and adverse exchange rate effects in markets like Brazil and Russia.

UPDATE 1-LG Electronics Q4 profit below forecast on weak TV income 5:53am GMT

* TV profit at 2-yr low on price competition, weaker emerging FX

Naver misses estimates as chat app Line's revenue disappoints 5:11am GMT

SEOUL - Naver Corp said quarterly profit climbed 30 percent but it fell short of estimates on weaker sales of a hit game for its messaging app Line, sending shares in the South Korean web portal firm tumbling.

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Naver misses estimates as chat app Line's revenue disappoints 5:01am GMT

SEOUL - Naver Corp said quarterly profit climbed 30 percent but it fell short of estimates on weaker sales of a hit game for its messaging app Line, sending shares in the South Korean web portal firm tumbling.

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North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with South 3:47am GMT

SEOUL - North Korea demanded $10 billion (6.6 billion pounds) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks.

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SK Hynix fourth-quarter profit sets new record on firm memory demand 12:20am GMT

SEOUL - South Korean memory chip maker SK Hynix Inc said on Wednesday its October-December operating profit more than doubled to a quarterly record high, boosted by healthy demand from servers and new smartphones launched by Apple Inc.

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Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. | Video