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South Korea Cancels New Year Celebrations Due to Bird Flu

By Youkyung Lee | Dec 27
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people gather in the eastern county to watch the sunrise from a seaside park. That event will not be held this weekend to minimize the risk of the flu spreading.

AP: S. Korea Covered Up Mass Abuse, Killings of 'Vagrants'

By Kim Tong-Hyung and Foster Klug | Apr 25
Even as South Korea prepares for its second Olympics, in 2018, thousands of traumatized former inmates have still received no compensation, let alone public recognition or an apology, after abuses leading up to '88 games.

Film Portrays Costs of South Korean Craze for Top Schools

By Youkyung Lee | Oct 12
"Reach for the SKY" follows three students and a teacher working for a test-prep company before and after South Korea's college entrance exam.

Pope's Small Car Fascinates South Koreans

By YoukYung Lee | Aug 14
Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big-shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.

S Korea Sex Change Doc: I Correct ’God’s Mistakes’

By Hyung-Jim Kim and Jung-Yoon Choi | Apr 1
As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country.

Koreas Trade Fire; Island Residents In Shelters

By Hyung-Jim Kim and Jung-Yoon Choi | Mar 31
North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other’s waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters, South Korean officials said.

South Korea: "Gangnam Style" Wedding Industry

By Elizabeth Shim | Aug 13
The 20-something Beijing lawyers and fans of South Korean pop idol Rain are part of a small but growing number of affluent Chinese for whom the craze for all things South Korean means flying to Seoul for the weekend to have wedding pictures taken.

A Glimpse Into North Korean Daily Life

By JEAN H. LEE | Aug 4
Everywhere I look, communist North Korea is a world both foreign and familiar to my Korean-American eyes, a place where the men wear Mao suits and children tote Mickey Mouse backpacks.

Haute Korean Moves Into NYC’s Chanterelle Space

Jul 25
Tucked away in the side streets of Apgujeong lies a cozy little restaurant that produces sci-fi Korean cuisine. The Seoul-based restaurant has made a name for itself with unusual combinations of flavors and high-end ingredients.

SKorea targets Internet addicts; 2 million hooked

By Sangwon Yoon | Apr 23
Two million people in South Korea are classified as "Internet Addicts." One couple let their infant starve while they reared a virtual child in an online game.

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