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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Korea

All time
# cold war kid
Media frenzy and armed special forces as Kim Jong-Nam's son reportedly visits body
North Korea wants Malaysia to hand over the slain man’s body.
# cold war killiing
Woman arrested over 'assassination' of Kim Jong Un's half brother
Two female agents are believed to have used some kind of toxin in the attack.
# Park Geun-Hye
South Korea impeaches its president over corruption scandal
There had been massive street protests over the scandal.
# Say again?
Here's everything that's going to happen in 2017, apparently...
… according to the Old Moore’s Almanac.
# shots fired
North Korea takes major nuclear step as it test-fires two powerful missiles
The launches have sparked worldwide condemnation.
# comfort women
Japan apologises to women forced to be sex slaves for WWII soldiers
The Korean women were forced into military-run brothels.
# Oh My girl
Girl group detained at LA airport because 'their costumes and props made them look like sex workers'
The eight member band, Oh My Girl, were held for 15 hours.
# Germany
South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism
A 41-year-old woman was “severely” beaten, allegedly by a group including her own son.
# nailed it
This new 'shattered glass' nail art trend looks seriously cool
# hermit state
Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war
Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.
# coffee kisses
This lip-shaped coffee cup lid is next level creepy
# this means war
How the North and South Korea talks were sparked by loudspeakers blaring propaganda
South Korea has been blasting pop music and news from the outside world across the border.
# North Korea
Kim Jong-Un has declared a "semi-state" of war
Military tensions between North and South Korea have soared following a rare exchange of artillery fire.
# thanks science
The juice of this fruit could save you from a dreadful hangover
The juice of a pear can help reduce levels of the toxic metabolic thought to be responsible for hangovers.
# figure 8
This futuristic seaside resort has been inspired by plankton
The hotel in Korea has been designed for the 2016 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
# Seoul
American ambassador has face slashed by knife-wielding protester
The assailant was arrested immediately.
# careless whispers
South Korea legalises adultery, condom shares soar
“Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral, state power should not intervene in individuals’ private lives.”
# gangnam style
South Korean plastic surgeons 'partied in operating theatre'
The incidents are being investigated, authorities say.
# op op op op
Here's how Gangnam Style changed YouTube forever
*does the riding a horse dance*
# Unstoppable
Taylor sets up re-match with Ochigava in World Championships quarter-final
The Olympic champion claimed a victory over Mira Potkonen in South Korea this morning.
# kim regime
Released from years of 'hard labour': Two Americans imprisoned by North Korea are being allowed home
Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been held for for two years and seven months, respectively.
Opinion: Soju think the Irish are all drunks?
News of an Irish teacher being discriminated against in South Korea has annoyed a lot of people – but it shouldn’t put you off this beautiful and welcoming country.
# korea choices
That 'Irish alcoholism' job rejection? There's now a Craigslist response from Seoul...
… who is pretending to be a drunk James Joyce.
# Speculation
Kim Jong-Un mystery latest: Now he's been seen walking without a stick
He briefly disappeared from public view in September.
# rising tensions
North Korea warns of 'unpredictable retaliatory strikes' against South
The two sides exchanged fire yesterday.
# The north face
Shoppers freak out as floor disappears beneath them in brilliant viral ad
The internet is going wild for this excellent ad by The North Face in Korea.
# dialogue
Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit
Three top-ranking North Korean officials attended the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.
Opinion: We see the happier side of expat life splashed across Facebook – there's darkness too
The Irish like to save face a lot of the time, and especially when it comes to emigration.
These jellyfish-killing robots could save the fishing industry billions per year
It’s a system called JEROS, or “jellyfish elimination robotic swarm”.
# South Korea
Killer soldier who shot dead five colleagues captured after tense standoff
The 22-year-old soldier, who was a conscript to the army, was captured after a 24-hour standoff.
# South Korea
Patient with dementia questioned after 21 die in fire at hospital for the elderly
Most of the victims died from asphyxiation as they could not escape the smoke-filled corridors.
# Sinking
"I feel ashamed": Captain wasn't at the helm of capsized Korean ferry
Anger is said to be spreading over the stalled rescue efforts as hundreds of passengers remain missing.
# Bad Neighbours
Tensions rise after North Korea fires across maritime border with South Korea
South Korea says that it will make a “resolute retaliation” to the firing of over 200 rounds into their waters.
# From the Archives
1953 St Patrick's Day photo shows US soldiers preparing Irish-decorated bomb
The US Army soldiers – originally from Sligo and Dublin – were fighting communists in Korea.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about why Alan Shatter sacked the confidential recipient, a car chase in Ranelagh and what happens next for Ukraine.
# Emotional
Sad scenes as families are reunited for first time since Korean War
A group of elderly and frail South Koreans met with family members in North Korea more than 60 years after they were separated.
# Cult of Personality
Here are just some of North Korea's human rights abuses
The UN has released this infographic that outlines the scale of torture in North Korean camps.
# waterford whispers
Whoops... Media outlets duped by North Korea 'rocket to the sun' story
A raft of sites have been taken by the ‘Waterford Whispers’ report on North Korea’s out-of-this-world claims — including our own Sunday World.
# North Korea
North Korea confirms execution of 'traitor' uncle of Kim Jong-Un
Jang Song-Thaek was described as “despicable human scum” during his trial, in which he reportedly admitted to plotting a coup.