South Korea's police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.
South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people.
South Korean police announced Tuesday that a badly-decomposed body found last month had been identified as that of the fugitive tycoon whose family owned the ferry which sank in April with the loss of 300 lives.
North Korea's top military body Monday defended its recent missile tests as a legitimate exercise in self-defense, and said South Korean and U.S. charges of provocation were malicious and hypocritical.
South Korea and China have reached a consensus on establishing a military hotline between their defense chiefs this year to further boost cooperation, a Seoul government source said Sunday.
Indonesia's Anti-Narcotics National Movement (Granat) has warned that North Sumatra is in a state of emergency following a recent surge in the number of drug users in the province.
South Korea announced Friday it would scrap rice import caps from next year, but said high tariffs would be imposed to prevent a damaging surge that would hurt local farmers.
North Korea on Friday threatened to pull out of September's Asian Games in South Korea, blaming Seoul for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang's participation.
A helicopter that had been searching for victims of South Korea's ferry disaster crashed Thursday in a residential district of Gwangju city, killing all five people on board, officials said.
South Korea and the United States on Wednesday launched a five-day joint naval exercise in the face of angry North Korean protests and warnings backed by missile tests.