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Farmer struck by police water cannon dies

The South Korean farmer who was blasted by a police water cannon during a protest last year died Sunday, over 10 months after he was knocked unconscious, fueling debate over human rights and use of po...

Updated : 2016.09.25 16:00

Diplomatic activities not subject to anti-graft law: ministry

Engaging in official diplomatic activities will not be subject to the controversial anti-graft law taking effect this week, the foreign ministry said Sunday.The ministry released guidelines on honorin...

Updated : 2016.09.25 13:35

S. Korea confirms 14th Zika virus infection

South Korea has confirmed another  case of the Zika virus infection, raising the number of people infected with the virus here to 14, health authorities said Saturday.    A 34-year-old man who recently made a trip to Thailand was confirmed to have been infected with the mosquito-bor...

Updated : 2016.09.24 16:24

[Weekender] Tough job market prompts stiff competition to build ‘specs’

For 25-year-old student Chung Yu-jin, it has become routine to head to a cafe every morning to search for job openings and squeeze her life story into the limited space on application forms in the hop...

Updated : 2016.09.23 17:51

Court rules in favor of leprosy patients

The South Korean appeals court Friday ruled in favor of leprosy patients who were allegedly forced by the government to undergo sterilizations and abortions, upholding a lower court’s decision.The Se...

Updated : 2016.09.23 17:16

Spam texts in decline, but robocalls spike

The government’s move to get tough on spam text messages has resulted in a sharp rise in nuisance calls, showed recent data. According to data from the Korea Internet and Security Agency submitted Fr...

Updated : 2016.09.23 16:23

Court orders gov't to compensate lepers for abuse

An appeals court in Seoul ruled Friday that the South Korean government should compensate 139 lepers for forced vasectomies and abortions performed decades ago, the latest in a series of legal victories for leprosy patients.The Seoul High Court ordered the government to pay 20 million won ...

Updated : 2016.09.23 15:27

Top court confirms acquittal of ex-Navy chief over corruption charges

The nation's top court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a former Navy chief who was accused of corruption in a deal to supply parts for the country's indigenous salvage ship, citing a lack of evidence.The Supreme Court found retired Adm. Hwang Ki-chul, who served as the chief of naval ope...

Updated : 2016.09.23 13:40

Less than 4 out of 10 trains arrive on time: lawmaker

More than 6 out of every 10 trains operated over the past five years were delayed, while less than 4 out of every 10 people eligible for compensation got what they deserved largely due to lack of information, a lawmaker said Friday.In the 2011-2015 period, 62.3 percent, or some 654,000, of...

Updated : 2016.09.23 09:42

Labor union of public enterprises hold rally in central Seoul

Union workers in the public sector held a massive rally in central Seoul on Thursday in protest of the government's push to expand a performance-based pay system, police said.About 2,000 members of the Federation of Korean Public Industry Trade Unions gathered in front of Seoul Station, ac...

Updated : 2016.09.22 21:03

Govt designates quake-hit Gyeongju as special disaster zone

The government said Thursday it has designated quake-stricken Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, as a special disaster zone, in the aftermath of the country’s strongest recorded quake that hit the ...

Updated : 2016.09.22 20:59

Most crimes in Seoul subway sex-related

Nearly 6 in 10 reported crimes on the subway here are sexual offenses, according to a report by the Seoul Subway Police on Thursday. The police report submitted to Rep. Kim Sung-tae of the ruling Saen...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:46

Aftershocks expected to continue: KMA

Aftershocks following the strongest recorded quake on Sept. 12 will continue to take place in the Korean Peninsula for months to come, though there will be no more quakes stronger than 5.8 magnitude t...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:41

Man dies after saving 8 from fire

Twenty-eight year-old Ahn Chi-beom, who sacrificed his life saving eight neighbors from fire, is being recommended for posthumous honored citizen status.An honored citizen is one who was killed or wou...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:16

Mother and daughter found dead in Daegu, grandson missing

A 52-year-old woman and her 26-year-old daughter were found dead in North Gyeongsang Province. The police suspect that the mother, who showed signs of depression prior to her death, killed her daughte...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:10