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K-pop star Koo Hara left 'pessimistic' note - police

26 Nov 2019

SEOUL K-pop singer Koo Hara left a "pessimistic" note, police said on Monday, a day after the former member of top South Korean girl group Kara was found dead. | Video

Admissions scandal in background as South Koreans sit for gruelling college exam

14 Nov 2019

SEOUL A record low number of South Korean students sat for the annual college entrance exam on Thursday, a test that many of them have prepared for since day one at school, and for which the country delayed work hours and put flights on hold.

Move over Chanel: North Korea's 'raccoon eye makers' get state push

09 Aug 2019

SEOUL North Korea is encouraging its beauty-conscious middle class women to choose domestic cosmetics over foreign brands in an effort to boost self-reliance as international sanctions deepen. | Video

No-deal Brexit could end Japan investment boom, envoy tells UK PM rivals

27 Jun 2019

LONDON/TOKYO Japan on Thursday cautioned the two candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May that a no-deal Brexit would be so disruptive for many companies that Japanese capital's 35-year bet on Britain could end.

Grab and throw: South Korea makes flower vase fire extinguisher

20 Jun 2019

SEOUL, In a panic after a fire has broken out and can't remember where the fire extinguisher is, let alone how to use it? | Video

South Korea radar and thermal camera system warns 'smartphone zombies' of traffic

19 Mar 2019

ILSAN, South Korea A city in South Korea, which has the world's highest smartphone penetration rate, has installed flickering lights and laser beams at a road crossing to warn "smartphone zombies" to look up and drivers to slow down, in the hope of preventing accidents. | Video

Like a son but cheaper: harried South Koreans pamper pets instead of having kids

24 Jan 2019

SEOUL Kang Sung-il buys Sancho, his Pomeranian, a toy every business trip and this Lunar New Year holiday will dress him up in a new $50 suit to visit 'grandma', Kang's mother. | Video

South Koreans lock themselves up to escape prison of daily life

23 Nov 2018

HONGCHEON, South Korea For most people, prison is a place to escape from. For South Koreans in need of a break from the demands of everyday life, a day in a faux jail is the escape. | Video

New generations sustain South Korean church’s mass weddings

27 Aug 2018

GAPYEONG, South Korea Twenty-five years after her parents were married, Iasmin Lumibao traveled from Macau to South Korea to follow in their footsteps and marry alongside thousands of others in a mass wedding that has come to exemplify the South Korea-based Unification Church. | Video

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