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South Korean police on Thursday named 22 people who may face criminal charges over the collapse last month of a gymnasium packed with students that killed 10 people, mostly college freshmen.

Nearly 15,000 South Korean and U.S. troops kicked off a 12-day amphibious landing drill Thursday, the largest for two decades, a day after North Korea launched two mid-range ballistic missiles.

The South Korean capital Seoul is to restrict the use of plastic surgery adverts on public transport, officials said Wednesday, after complaints that they were fuelling an unhealthy obsession with body image.
Seoul authorities to restrict adverts for cosmetic surgery


South Korea's two liberal opposition groups joined forces Wednesday to launch a new party to take on President Park Geun-hye's ruling Saenuri party.

Six people died after jumping off a fishing boat that caught fire off a South Korean island on Monday, with efforts underway to rescue its missing captain, the coastguard said.

North Korea test-fired 16 short-range rockets into the sea on Sunday, the South's military said — the latest of dozens launched in recent weeks in apparent protest at joint drills between Seoul and Washington.

North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of launches despite calls from Seoul and Washington to stop “provocative actions.”

South Korea and Japan said Friday that their leaders will hold a summit with U.S. President Barack Obama next week, in a breakthrough after Washington urged the pair to mend badly strained ties.
S. Korea, Japan to hold breakthrough summit with US in move to mend ties


A curvy futuristic US$450 million building meant to remake Seoul into a global design capital opened to the South Korean public Friday after years of debate about its impact on a historic city precinct. And not everyone is happy with the outcome.
Curvy edifice in Seoul opens, sparking ire in historic district


South Korea is failing to cash in on a Chinese craze for a hit TV show because of too much red tape, President Park Geun-hye said Thursday.
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