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Kim Mi-soo: South Korean actress and model has died aged 29

Kim Mi-soo, a South Korean actress who appeared in the Disney+ series “Snowdrop” and Netflix’s “Hellbound,” has died at the age of 29. The TV star and model’s death was announced in a statement from her agency, Landscape Entertainment on Wednesday. “We’re having to share an extremely heartbreaking and sad news. Actor Kim Mi-soo has […]

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North Korea successfully tested hypersonic missile ‘precisely hitting’ target 700km away

North Korea successfully tested a hypersonic missile on Wednesday, its first major weapons test this year, said a state media report. KCNA said it “precisely hit” a set target 700km away. This is the second reported test of a hypersonic missile, which can avoid detection for longer than ballistic missiles. The test comes as its […]

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South Korea’s $100 million F-35A fighter jet makes emergency ‘belly landing’

The pilot of a South Korean F-35A jet fighter made an emergency “belly landing” at an air base on Tuesday after its landing gear malfunctioned due to electronic issues, a South Korean Air Force spokesperson said. According to experts, the “belly landing” touching down with landing gear retracted was an unprecedented event for the $100 […]

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South Korea: 18-year-olds now eligible to run for local and national parliamentary elections

High school seniors can run for South Korea’s National Assembly, thanks to legislation passed Friday that lowered the age of eligibility for national and local elections to 18 from 25. The minimum age for presidential candidates will remain at 40. The change follows the lowering of the voting age to 18 from 19 in 2019. […]

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Cats have caused more than 100 house fires in the past 3 years in South Korea, officials say

Pet owners in South Korea have been warned to stay on their guard after more than 100 fires were started by cats over the past three years, according to fire officials in the capital Seoul. A statement Thursday from the Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Department said cats caused a total of 107 house fires […]

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South Korea pardons former President Park Geun-hye convicted of corruption scandal

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has pardoned former President Park Geun-hye, who was serving a 22-year prison term for a vast corruption scandal. The 69-year-old was convicted of abuse of power and coercion in 2018 after she was impeached the previous year. She was her country’s first democratically-elected leader to be forced from office. Park […]

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Park So Dam: Actress who shot to fame in Oscar-winning movie ‘Parasite’ diagnosed with thyroid cancer

South Korean actress Park So Dam, who shot to fame at home and abroad thanks to her role in the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite,” has been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. Park, aged 30, was diagnosed during a regular health check and has undergone surgery, her agency, ArtistCompany, said in a statement on Monday. Papillary thyroid […]

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Professor gives online class while taking bath in bathtub

A professor at Hanyang University allegedly gave an online class while taking a bath. The professor, whose name was withheld, was giving an online lecture with only audio available. But the camera was accidentally turned on, revealing his upper body above the waterline to his students, according to local broadcaster SBS. He switched off the […]

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Lee Jae-yong: Samsung heir convicted, fined for misuse of anaesthetic drug

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been convicted and fined for illegally using the sedative propofol. The embattled businessman had taken the drug, commonly used as anaesthesia, dozens of times in recent years. Under South Korean law, recipients of a controlled drug can be prosecuted as well as those who administer it. The controversial heir had […]

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South Korea launches first homegrown space rocket but fails to put dummy satellite in orbit

South Korea has launched its first homegrown rocket, stepping up the country’s ambitions in space. The Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle II, known as Nuri, took off from Goheung, about 500km south of Seoul. President Moon Jae-in said the vehicle completed its full flight sequence but failed in its goal of putting a dummy satellite in […]

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North Korea fires ballistic missiles into the East Sea in latest test

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said one missile was launched from the port of Sinpo, in the east of North Korea where Pyongyang usually bases its submarines. It […]

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Lee Seung-hyun: Former K-pop singer Seungri jailed for three years over prostitution, fraud scandal

Former South Korean K-pop star Seungri was sentenced to three years in prison and fined nearly $1 million after a court convicted him of crimes including procuring prostitutes for potential investors. The trial of Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, is part of a far-reaching scandal involving a network of pop stars, businessmen and […]