An Australian missionary was arrested in North Korea after he left a pamphlet promoting Christianity in a Buddhist temple, his Chinese travel companion has recounted, as his wife says his fate rests with God.
Their backs stooped, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunited Thursday, weeping and embracing in a rush of words and emotion. The reunions come during a rare period of detente between the rival Koreas and are all the more poignant because the participants will part again in a few days, likely forever.
A 75-year-old Australian missionary has been detained in North Korea for allegedly distributing religious material, a report said on Wednesday citing his wife.
Seoul's top official for North Korean affairs warned Wednesday that the goal of eventual Korean reunification was being undermined by the waning interest of young South Koreans.
Emergency staff worked through the night in snow and sleet to pull survivors from the debris of an auditorium whose roof collapsed under the weight of snow, killing 10 people and injuring 100, most of them recently enrolled freshmen of a South Korean university, officials said Tuesday.
A resort auditorium's roof loaded down with snow and rain collapsed during a welcoming ceremony for South Korean university freshmen, killing 10 and injuring more than 100, officials said Tuesday.
A South Korean court on Monday sentenced an opposition legislator to 12 years in prison after a rare treason trial saw him convicted of plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea.
Three college students were killed and 50 more feared trapped after an auditorium collapsed under heavy snow Monday in the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, Yonhap news agency reported.
North Korea celebrated the birth anniversary of late leader Kim Jong Il Sunday after promoting key military officials including the chief of its rocket unit, state media said.
The image of a petite, frail-looking woman, sitting for days inside a makeshift tent across the Chinese Embassy in protest against China's forceful repatriation of North Korean defectors, is still vivid, even after nearly two years.