South Korea

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New Zealand ‘suitcase murders’: suspect is mother of child victims, court hears
Forty-two-year-old woman makes first appearance in New Zealand court after extradition from South Korea

Tess McClure in Auckland

30, Nov, 2022 @12:25 AM

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The Witch: Part 2 review – Korean horror combines hi-tech and old-style ass-kicking
Gory and absorbing sci-fi sequel is part Stranger Things, part Orphan Black and all action, with a ridiculously good-looking and super-cool cast

Leslie Felperin

23, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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South Korea has almost zero food waste. Here’s what the US can learn
In the US, most food waste ends up in landfills while South Korea recycles close to 100% annually, and its model could illustrates some core principles

Max S Kim in Seoul, South Korea

20, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘I’m afraid to have children’: fear of an older future in Japan and South Korea
As birth and fertility rates fall, there is official concern about the economic impact of a declining and ageing population

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Raphael Rashid in Seoul

19, Nov, 2022 @2:00 AM

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South Korea cuts funding to broadcaster as concern over press freedom grows
TBS set to have most of its funding cut starting in 2024 after a decision by Seoul city government, led by president Yoon’s party

Raphael Rashid in Seoul

16, Nov, 2022 @6:49 AM

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New Zealand ‘suitcase’ murders: suspect to be extradited from South Korea within 30 days
Justice minister approves extradition of woman arrested on suspicion of the murder of two children whose bodies were found in suitcases in Auckland

Tess McClure in Auckland

14, Nov, 2022 @11:50 PM

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Hong Kong criticises rugby tournament after protest song is played instead of Chinese anthem
Glory to Hong Kong, linked to 2019 protest movement, played in South Korean stadium at start of rugby sevens game

Sum Lok-kei in Hong Kong

14, Nov, 2022 @3:19 PM

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It’s too easy for the west to see North Korea as a WTF curiosity. We need to do better | Tania Branigan
As viral stories about the hermitic country abound, North Koreans face devastating hunger and Covid clampdowns, says Guardian leader writer Tania Branigan

Tania Branigan

14, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘My parents weren’t impressed at first, but now I do my mum’: meet some of the world’s best tattoo artists
Tattooing is constantly evolving and the most-sought after artists are superstars. Here, five of the best reveal what the craft means to them

Michael Segalov

06, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Two South Korean miners rescued after surviving for days on coffee powder
Pair were trapped underground for nine days and pitched a tent to keep themselves warm

Charlie Moloney

05, Nov, 2022 @12:07 PM

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Itaewon crowd crush: thousands join vigil as anger grows in South Korea
Law enforcement concedes insufficient planning as president belatedly expresses regret for disaster

Raphael Rashid in Seoul and agency

05, Nov, 2022 @11:43 AM

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‘I can’t be protected’: South Korea’s youth tested again by Itaewon tragedy
Crisis of trust is brewing as young people traumatised by 2014 Sewol ferry disaster grapple with another preventable tragedy

Raphael Rashid in Seoul

04, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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