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North Korea 'destroyed 10,000 homes' to halt defections

Crackdown on both sides of the border making it more difficult and expensive for defectors to escape<p>The North Korean government has ordered the destruction of 10,000 homes on the most porous stretch of its border with China in an effort to clamp down on defectors and smugglers.<p>Residents of homes …

Japanese bullies force ‘friend’ to swim, and he drowns

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A boy is believed dead, three of his friends have been arrested, and a Japanese city is in shock after a case of bullying turned deadly Saturday night.<p>It began on the banks of the Aizuma River in Kariya, Japan. A crowd …

China Bans Japanese Anime, Manga Comics Including 'Death Note', 'Attack On Titan'

China's ministry of culture on Monday issued a list of 38 Japanese animations and comics that would no longer be allowed in the country, online or in …

China Cracks Down On 'Violent' Japanese Comics

Last month, Chinese authorities cracked down on models dressed up as characters from comic books and video games who exposed cleavage. Now, improper online comics and animated works – many of which are Japanese in origin – have been blacklisted and websites shut down.<p>China’s state-run Xinhua news …

700 schools in South Korea are closed as the MERS outbreak continues infecting people

More than 700 schools -- from kindergartens to colleges -- have now shut their gates in response to public fears over what has become the largest outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outside Saudi Arabia.<p>Five more cases were confirmed on Thursday, bringing the total number of known …

South Korea's annual economic growth beats estimates

<b>Growth in South Korea - Asia's fourth largest economy - marginally beat estimates and expanded 2.5% during the first three months of 2015 compared with a year earlier.</b><p>The Bank of Korea had estimated annual growth of 2.4% for the period.<p>Quarter-on-quarter growth came in at 0.8%, in line with …

South Korea test-fires missile that can strike all of the North

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Wednesday test-launched a new ballistic missile that can hit all of North Korea, the president’s office said, developed under a new agreement with the United States that lets Seoul extend the weapon’s range to up to 800 km (500 miles).<p>President Park Geun-hye made a …