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North Korea appears to be building larger ballistic missile

Recent satellite imagery indicates that North Korea may be building a new submarine larger than its current ballistic missile submarine, a U.S. website monitoring the North said Friday."Commercial satellite imagery strongly suggests that a naval construction program is underway at North Ko...

Updated : 2016.10.01 10:35

Jeonbuk's strong season dented by punishment over bribery scandal

For South Korean football club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, this season could have been their most successful one to date.   Gunning for a three-peat, Jeonbuk are currently the leaders in the top-tier K League Classic with an undefeated record of 18 wins and 14 draws. They are just six matche...

Updated : 2016.09.30 20:00

Authorities discover over 100 toothpastes containing toxic chemicals

Health authorities said Friday they've discovered more than 100 toothpastes containing the same chemicals used in the toxic humidifier sterilizers, though their miniscule amounts pose no harm.   The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said it has detected chloro-methylisothiazolinone (CMIT)...

Updated : 2016.09.30 19:58

[EYE] World powers responsible for Syrian war, refugee crisis

Life in Syria before the war began in 2011 was peaceful, with its people able to go to school and work and hang out with friends along the Euphrates, the river crucial to the birth of Mespotamian civi...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:48

Tourism or preservation -- what are zoos for?

South Korea’s filmmaker Hwang Yoon shot a movie titled “Farewell” in 2002 featuring a baby tiger who lives at a zoo in Seoul. Being born out of incest encouraged by zookeepers, the little tiger – ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:16

Chinese boat that resisted boarding operated illegally in EEZ: Coast Guard

Rep. Lee Hae-chan, a seven-term lawmaker, officially returned to the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea on Friday, vowing to make full-fledged efforts to help the party win next year's presidential election.Lee left the Minjoo earlier this year after failing to win the party ticket for ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:16

Reported child abuse cases soar 50 percent

The number of child abuse cases soared by more than 50 percent in the first half of this year from the same period a year earlier on the back of increased reports, the government said Friday. The Mini...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:15

[WEEKENDER] ‘Zookeeping requires constant study’

Han Hyo-dong, 58, a master zookeeper supervising carnivores including tigers and leopards at Seoul Zoo, first joined the zoo’s animal welfare team in 1985. Seoul Zoo, located in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:12

[WEEKENDER] A day at the zoo

A day for zookeeper Han Hyo-dong, Seoul Zoo’s master zookeeper who has worked there for the past 32 years, begins at 6 a.m.At the crack of dawn, he arrives at his office next to the Beast Pavillion, ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:08

Court upholds trans woman's military service exemption

The high court on Friday upheld a lower court’s decision that ruled against the Military Manpower Administration for canceling a military service immunity order for a person suffering from gender dys...

Updated : 2016.09.30 16:49

First trial held on farmer’s death

The first court session of a compensation suit raised by the bereaved families of late farmer Baek Nam-gi, who died months after being hit by police’ water cannon, was held Friday.The suit was raised...

Updated : 2016.09.30 16:48

Rival parties pressured to seek way out of audit debacle

Rival parties faced mounting pressure to seek a breakthrough as the parliamentary audit entered the fifth day of the ruling Saenuri Party’s boycott, with the respective leaderships seen contacting ea...

Updated : 2016.09.30 16:45

Military picks new THAAD site; holds no briefing

South Korea and the US military on Friday decided on a new location within Seongju-gun, North Gyeongsang Province, as an alternate site for the upcoming US missile defense system deployment, flip-flop...

Updated : 2016.09.30 16:10

Court upholds entry ban for singer to S. Korea

A local court on Friday upheld the entry ban on a Korean-American singer who has been forbidden to visit South Korea after winning US citizenship in an apparent bid to evade conscription.Steve Yoo, wh...

Updated : 2016.09.30 15:22

Korea to expand fishing zone, hours to deter illegal Chinese fishing

The fishing zone and hours near the western inter-Korean sea border will be expanded starting this weekend, a government ministry said Friday.The measure is intended to help local fishermen increase their income, as they have suffered troubles from Chinese fishing boats illegally operating...

Updated : 2016.09.30 11:17