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# South Korea

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# radioactive tsunami
North Korea claims to have tested ‘nuclear-capable underwater drone'
Analysts are sceptical the device presents a major new threat but the test underlines the North’s commitment to raising nuclear threats.
This month
March 2023
# Korea-Japan relations
North Korea fires long range missile just hours before South Korea-Japan summit
The launch, North Korea’s third this week, was a potent reminder of the regional security challenges.
# Pyongyang
North Korea launches two missiles to sea, as US and South Korea hold military drills
South Korea’s military called the launches ‘a grave provocation’.
# tensions
Kim Jong Un supervises live-fire drill as North Korea simulates attack on South
It comes a day after South Korea’s military detected the North firing at least one short-range ballistic missile toward the sea.
Last month
February 2023
# Sea of Japan
North Korea fired 'long-range' ballistic missile - Seoul
South Korea and the US are due to discuss how they would respond to nuclear weapon use by Pyongyang.
This year
# South Korea
South Korean police seek manslaughter charges over deadly crush
158 people died in a crush in Seoul during Halloween festivities last year.
Last year
# missile launch
North Korea fires three missiles into Sea of Japan
It marks the end of a year of growing tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Unannounced rocket launch causes UFO scare in South Korea
The Defence Ministry said the launch was part of its efforts to build a space-based surveillance capability and bolster its defences.
# South Korea
BTS member Jin begins military duty at frontline boot camp
Six other younger BTS members are to join the military in coming years one after another.
# Paulo Bento
Bento steps down as South Korea coach after last-16 exit
The 53-year-old former Portugal coach took over following the 2018 World Cup, succeeding Shin Tae-yong.
# like watching brazil
Brazil send out World Cup statement with stunning dismantling of South Korea
Brazil scored a collection of stunning goals in a 4-1 win.
# North Korea
North Korea fires barrage of artillery shells into maritime buffer zone with the South
About 130 artillery rounds were simultaneously fired today at 14:59 pm (05:59 Irish time) from two separate sites.
Son targets win over Brazil - 'I hope we can script another miracle'
South Korea face one of the pre-tournament favourites in the last 16 on Monday.
# Conflict
Paulo Bento proud to sing both national anthems as he faces home nation
The South Korea boss will serve a touchline ban against Portugal.
# tight
Ghana hold off South Korea fightback in five-goal battle to revive World Cup hopes
Two goals from Mohammed Kudus helped Ghana to a vital win.
# the evolution continues
Darwin Nunez outshines Son but fluffs his lines in Uruguay's draw with Korea
The Liverpool star missed his side’s best chance in a 0-0 draw.
# Scoreless
Tottenham and Liverpool stars left frustrated in Group H opener
Darwin Nunez and Son Heung-min could not inspire their respective sides to victory
# Group by Group Guide
Group H: The Ronaldo Show begins as Hughton's Ghana seek revenge on Luis Suarez and Uruguay
In the last of our series, we focus on Group H, where Portugal, Uruguay, Ghana, and South Korea face-off.
# squad goals
Reus misses out and Goetze recalled for Germany, injured Lukaku named in Belgium squad
World Cup squads: Ronaldo and Lewandowski lead Portugal and Poland respectively.
# tensions
North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into the sea
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the missiles flew around 130 kilometres toward the North’s western sea.
# Weapons
North Korea fires ‘more than 20’ missiles, including one close to South Korean territory
South Korea issued an air raid alert amid the escalated hostilities in the region.
# south korea tragedy
South Korea police admit crowd surge response was 'insufficient'
At least 156 mostly young people were killed, and scores more injured, in a deadly crowd surge on Saturday.
# South Korea
South Korea mourns Halloween crowd surge victims
Calls for accountability were growing this morning in the press and online, as potential lapses of crowd control and policing emerged.
# Tragedy
South Korea in shock and grief as at least 151 die in Halloween crowd surge
Many of the deceased were in their teens and 20s.
# South Korea
Over 145 people killed and 150 injured in crush in central Seoul during Halloween celebrations
Police also confirmed that dozens of people were being given CPR on Itaewon streets while many others have been taken to nearby hospitals.
# North Korea
North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, says South's military
Washington and Seoul have warned that such launches could culminate in another nuclear test.
# North Korea
North Korean nuclear test would meet 'unprecedented' response: US, Japan, South Korea
Seoul and Washington have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang could be close to testing an atomic bomb for the first time since 2017.
# military drills
North and South Korea exchange warning shots along sea border amid tensions
The incident comes amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s recent barrage of missile tests.
# Iran
Iranian greeted as hero after competing without hijab but activists fear it's 'state propaganda'
Rekabi has apologised over what happened and insisted her hijab had accidentally slipped off.
# North Korea
North Korea fires artillery shells near border with South Korea
This comes a day after the South began annual military drills to better deal with North Korean provocations.
# missile tests
North Korea says recent tests were 'tactical nuclear' drills
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared the country an “irreversible” nuclear power.
# North Korea
North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul's military says
It is the latest in a blitz of launches amid tensions over US-led military exercises in the region.
# missile drills
South Korean missile explodes during live-fire drill with US after North Korea test
The missile launched by Pyongyang on Tuesday had the range to strike the US territory of Guam.
# North Korea
North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan
South Korean and US fighter jets have conducted precision bombing drills in response.
# North Korea
North Korea fires two missiles as South conducts military drills with US forces
US Vice President Kamala Harris visited South Korea earlier this week.
# Pyongyang
North Korea calls US and South Korean naval drills a provocation to war
Earlier this month, the North vowed never to give up its nuclear weapons.
# Auckland
Woman detained in South Korea after bodies found in suitcases in New Zealand
The bodies of two children were discovered in abandoned suitcases in Auckland.
# New Zealand
South Korean police locate relative of children found dead in suitcases
The bodies were discovered after an unsuspecting family bought a trailer-load of items at an auction for abandoned goods.
# South Korea
Eight dead in Seoul after torrential rain turns streets into rivers
Six others are missing after the heavy rain hit South Korea’s capital.
# nukes
Kim Jong Un threatens to use nuclear weapons amid tensions with US and South Korea
Kim has this year been increasingly threatening rivals with his advancing nuclear programme.