Child monks visit theme park in South Korea

Ten children monks visit the Everland theme park in Yongin, South Korea. These boys from the age of 5-6 years old have joined a short term ‘Becoming a Buddhist monk’ programme that was initiated with a ceremony where they all had their heads shaved clean.

South Korea reopens Panmunjom border tours

As part of an agreement made to demilitarise the Joint Security Area, the South Korean government has restarted tours to the southern part of Panmunjom.

US ending sanction waivers for Iran oil imports

The Trump administration on Monday told five nations _ Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India _ that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. (April 22)

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Apricot blossoms bloom in Pyongyang

Local art enthusiasts in Pyongyang capture scenes of spring, enjoying the capital’s blossom season. Unlike in South Korea and Japan, where residents and tourists flock to see the cherry blossom, the white and pink flowers seen in the North Korean capital’s parks and along main roads are from apricot trees.

S. Korean constitutional court orders abortion ban be lifted

South Korea’s constitutional court orders the country’s decades-old abortion ban to be lifted in a landmark ruling over a law that campaigners say puts women at risk.

Fighting forest fires

Videographic on wildfires. A giant forest fire swept across swathes of South Korea on Friday, as authorities declared a rare national disaster, deploying 900 fire engines and tens of thousands of personnel to bring it under control.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Massive fire wreaks havoc in South Korea

An enormous fire erupted Thursday in the South Korean border town of Goseong, destroying dozens of homes and forcing more than 3,000 people to evacuate, the Yonhap news agency reported. Strong winds fanned the flames in the town, located in mountainous northeastern Gangwon province near the frontier with North Korea.

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Here are the top stories for Thursday, April 4th: Trump makes new threats toward Mexico; US family sues Boeing; SEC asks for fines on Tesla CEO Elon Musk; Deadly wildfire rages in South Korea.

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South Korea launches 5G networks early to secure world first

South Korea launches the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile networks two days early, say top mobile carriers, giving a handful of users access in a late-night scramble to be the first providers of the super-fast wireless technology.

Hidden camera industry in hot water amid SKorea spycam epidemic

Over the past decade, Shin Jang-jin has sold over 10,000 products. But his industry is coming under pressure as ultra-wired South Korea battles a growing epidemic of so-called “molka”, or spycam videos — mostly of women, secretly filmed by men in public places.