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South Korean police said Tuesday they have arrested a university design professor for forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts.

South Korean troops fired warning shots at North Korean soldiers who intruded on the buffer zone marking their heavily armed border, Seoul said Sunday, in the first such skirmish this year.

June rainfall has helped alleviate what North Korea has described as its worst drought for a century, although key rice-producing areas remain badly affected, the South Korean government said Friday.

A serious drought in North Korea requires urgent action to prevent the deaths of children already weakened by widespread malnutrition, the U.N. children's fund, UNICEF, warned Thursday.

South Korea's central bank cut its economic growth forecast Thursday, citing a severe drought and the spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome.

In a country with zero kindergartens specifically for the deaf, Robert Grund wants to help establish the first -- just a small suite of rooms for perhaps a couple dozen kids, in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, a city of roughly 2.5 million.
German attempts to break down barriers for deaf in tightly controlled North Korea


The Korean Air chief steward ejected from a flight by a senior airline executive in a now infamous "nut rage" incident, has had his industrial injury claim approved by a state agency, officials said Wednesday.
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Buoyed by a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a prominent South Korean gay rights campaigner and movie director is suing officials for refusing to recognize his 2013 same-sex marriage.

Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history.
S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North


North Korea has opened a sleek new airport terminal, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong Un's achievement after its construction had to be stopped halfway and redone at his whim.

South Korea on Wednesday said it would waive visa fees for visitors from China and Southeast Asia as it struggles to recover from the MERS outbreak which has seen tourist numbers plummet.

South Korea reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days Monday, but officials warned there was no indication yet that the outbreak had been brought under control.
S. Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths


Thousands gathered in central Seoul on Sunday to take part in a gay pride parade, with many celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.
Thousands gather for S. Korea's gay pride parade


South Korea on Sunday reported its 32nd death from MERS as the virus's mortality rate continued to rise even as the pace of the outbreak appeared to slow.
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