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South Korea: Country in East Asia
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea.

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‘Very sorry’: Kim Jong Un apologises for killing of South Korean [Video]

‘Very sorry’: Kim Jong Un apologises for killing of South Korean

South Korean official went missing on Monday and Seoul said he had been shot and his body burned.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
Seoul says N. Korea killed missing S. Korean [Video]

Seoul says N. Korea killed missing S. Korean

A South Korean fisheries official who went missing this week was questioned in North Korean waters before being shot dead by troops who then doused his body in oil and set it on fire, South Korea's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published
S. Korea suspends flu shots in setback for winter [Video]

S. Korea suspends flu shots in setback for winter

South Korea suspended free flu shots on Tuesday after reports of problems in storing the vaccinations during transportation, disrupting plans to pre-emptively ease the burden on a healthcare system..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published
BTS: K-Pop Band Delivers First National Youth Day Message [Video]

BTS: K-Pop Band Delivers First National Youth Day Message

K-pop band BTS delivered a speech in support of young people to mark South Korea’s first National Youth Day. All seven members attended a ceremony at the presidential palace in Seoul, as..

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S. Korea aims for semiconductor self-sufficiency [Video]

S. Korea aims for semiconductor self-sufficiency

The South Korean government has teamed up with Samsung at a national nanofab center, where researchers hope to cut reliance on Japanese supplies and make more materials on home soil. Gloria Tso..

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Wild weather causes landslides in South Korea [Video]

Wild weather causes landslides in South Korea

The typhoon uprooted trees and caused landslides near apartment buildings on Geoje Island, off the southeastern tip of the peninsula, local media footage and photos showed.

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Typhoon topples trees, knocks out power in South Korea [Video]

Typhoon topples trees, knocks out power in South Korea

Haishen, the country's tenth typhoon this year, brought heavy rain, strong winds to areas north of Busan.

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Debate reignited over Japanese buildings in South Korea [Video]

Debate reignited over Japanese buildings in South Korea

September 2 marks the 75th anniversary of the formal surrender of Japan - and the moment that brought World War II to an end.

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Equity indices spurt with rally in banking scrips, IndusInd up 12 pc [Video]

Equity indices spurt with rally in banking scrips, IndusInd up 12 pc

Equity benchmark indices traded higher on the first day of September futures and options series with banking and financials contributing significantly to the gains. The BSE S and P Sensex closed 354..

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Typhoon that smashed South Korea now makes landfall in its northern neighbour [Video]

Typhoon that smashed South Korea now makes landfall in its northern neighbour

A typhoon that smashed South Korea, ripping off roofs and knocking out power to over 1,600 households, made landfall in North Korea early Thursday.

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S.Korea reports most daily cases since March [Video]

S.Korea reports most daily cases since March

VIDEO SHOWS: DISINFECTION OFFICER WITH SOUTH KOREA'S CENTRAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT HEADQUARTERS, YOON TAE-HO, SPEAKING AT NEWS BRIEFING; SOUNDBITES FROM YOON; EXTERIOR OF SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT COMPLEX

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South Korea reports most daily cases since March [Video]

South Korea reports most daily cases since March

VIDEO SHOWS: DISINFECTION OFFICER WITH SOUTH KOREA'S CENTRAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT HEADQUARTERS, YOON TAE-HO, SPEAKING AT NEWS BRIEFING / SOUNDBITES FROM YOON / EXTERIOR OF SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
Kim Jong Un’s Sister May Hold Key North Korean Post, South Korean Officials Say [Video]

Kim Jong Un’s Sister May Hold Key North Korean Post, South Korean Officials Say

Kim Yo Jong appears to be effectively in charge of the Organisation and Guidance Department of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party.

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South Korea church groups in conflict with COVID-19 efforts [Video]

South Korea church groups in conflict with COVID-19 efforts

Government's efforts to contain the coronavirus have now become entangled in a conflict with some religious groups.

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What Chalk Brand Achieved Cult Like Status? [Video]

What Chalk Brand Achieved Cult Like Status?

Hagoromo's Fulltouch chalk has developed a cult following among mathematicians. Some call it the Bentley of chalk, the Stradivarius of writing utensils. Some say it's unbreakable. Others say it leaves..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published
S Korea fishing: Surge of freshwater threatening Jeju coastline [Video]

S Korea fishing: Surge of freshwater threatening Jeju coastline

The island of Jeju is having to adapt to the affects of a changing climate, including the problem of rising sea temperatures.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:52Published
Latest South Korea outbreak linked to church protest [Video]

Latest South Korea outbreak linked to church protest

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South Korean pastor contracts COVID-19 [Video]

South Korean pastor contracts COVID-19

More than 300 other infections are being linked to his church and the government is warning it could be the worst outbreak there in months.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
S Korea commemorates wartime 'comfort women' [Video]

S Korea commemorates wartime 'comfort women'

Many South Koreans say they are still waiting for Japan's apology.

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'Our relation with China should be on reciprocity': Former Ambassador to Uzbekistan [Video]

'Our relation with China should be on reciprocity': Former Ambassador to Uzbekistan

Former Ambassador to Uzbekistan and Republic Of Korea, Skand Ranjan Tayal accused the Chinese ambassador in Delhi of spreading lies. He said, "The Chinese ambassador in New Delhi is spreading lies in..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:33Published
Watch: South Korea transforms closed mountain highway into luge track [Video]

Watch: South Korea transforms closed mountain highway into luge track

The sledges can travel at speeds of up to 60kmph - and with the wind behind them, even faster. View on euronews

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Bear found stuck in a noose in Chhattisgarh's Korea [Video]

Bear found stuck in a noose in Chhattisgarh's Korea

A bear was found trapped in a noose at a tree in Chhattisgarh's Korea district area on August 12. However it was later rescued by forest department. A local said, "I saw the Bear on yesterday in..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:18Published

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Seoul: North Korea fired at a S. Korean and burned his body

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Japan’s ex-PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrine

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More Korean women live alone, think less about marriage

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