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Venus Williams advances to final of Taiwan Open

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Taiwan Open.<p>Williams, who advanced to the final without dropping a set, raced into a 4-1 lead in the first set but her opponent won four out of the next five …

Tennis

Wireless Electric Rail Begins Testing Kaohsiung, Taiwan, As The World’s First Completely Cable-Free Rail System

Taiwan is beginning test runs of its half-billion-dollar light-rail project, readying the first phase to begin service in the southern port city of …

Taiwan's likely next ruling party says open to China engagement | Reuters

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), likely to sweep to power in elections next month, is open to engaging with giant neighbor China, but more trust needs to be built on both sides, a senior party member said on Friday.<p>Kaohsiung Mayor Chen …

China

K-Pop Beast Entertains Manila Crowd at the Smart Araneta

<i>By</i> Leirald Reyes <i><br>Photos</i> <i>by</i> Jude Ng<p>March 19 was a long-awaited day for Filipino K-Pop fans as one of South Korea’s top boy groups, Beast, held their …

Embassy of Taiwan in Philippines

Hip Hop Style EXY At The Seoul Fashion Week :: Daily K Pop News | Latest K

Cosmic Girls' rapper EXY garners much attention at the Seoul Fashion Week, check out her photos below:

K-Pop

Noona Says: Madame Noona's K-Pop Predictions for 2015

<i>Ah, welcome, my dear. You have come here to receive the wise counsel of Madame Noona, have you not? After a tremulous year of scandals and</i> …

K-Pop bands are secret Christian crusaders, says NGO

Isma carries an article on its website saying Christianity is to blame for the molestation of young Muslims girls at a K-Pop concert Saturday.<p>KUALA …

A Korean Hallyu Threatens American Cultural Dominance

The Korean wave has only picked up momentum since the late 1990s, and its influence is impressive.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>To many Americans, globalization may mean …

#B1A4: K-Pop Idol Boy Group’s Fanmeeting Event Goes Awry After Video Surfaces

Yesterday (10th Jan), a special fanmeeting was held for B1A4 fans as the K-Pop idol boy group was in town. B1A4 (비원에이포) is a South Korean group under …

[UPDATE: Winner] K-Pop Challenge Giveaway: Guess That Idol! Part 5

We're back with our next batch of idols for our newest feature, '<b>Guess That Idol</b>,' where you can find out if you can recognize your favorite idols …

K-Pop

Netizens express disapproval at the skinship between Malay fans and B1A4

Red Velvet's outfits once again is receiving negative feedback from netizens during their recent performance of "Bad Boy".On January 29, Red Velvet …

Swoon over these 10 K-pop idols!

It's a new year, and so let's renew our love of K-pop idols! Here are some of the most swoon-worthy K-pop idols and a few fun facts about them to …

25 Top Viewed 2014 K-Pop Videos in America

From PSY and Snoop to a slew of girl and boy bands, here's what visuals got top U.S. viewership on YouTube this year.<p>With 2014 officially in the …

The Malaysian Authorities Are After Some Teen Girls for Being Hugged and Kissed by a K-Pop Group

The girls lived out a teenaged fantasy onstage, but now the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department wants them to turn themselves in for an "indecent act."<p>The <i>tudung</i>-wearing girls were living out a teenage fantasy .One held hands with a white-clad idol as she backed up on her tiptoes, …

Kuala Lumpur

Malay Girls Hugged at B1A4 Fan Meeting to Be Investigated; May Serve Jail Time

After the mayhem on the internet regarding the incident at <b>B1A4</b>’s fan meeting, it was reported that four Malay girls, who re-enacted scenes from drama …

9 Best-dressed K-pop idols from the 29th Golden Disk Awards

These idols got it right! The stars on this list had fashion sense that shined brilliantly on the red carpet at the 29th Annual Golden Disk Awards …

5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 2014

It feels not so long ago that I put together my picks for the best 5 Things of 2013 so it’s hard to believe that 2014 is over and that we are well on …

South Korea

WATCH: Learning Korean in 12 weeks, K-pop style

Scott Young and Vat Jaiswal recently completed The Year Without English Project, where they lived in various countries over the course of a year, …

Language Learning

Sound Cathedrals and Sacred Songs Bring Korean Identity to Life in Bora Yoon's New Performance

We attended the world premiere of audiovisual spectacle, 'Sunken Cathedral.'<p>Tibetan singing bowls, piano hammers, cell phones, phonograph horns, bells, xylophones, cans, metronomes, metallic pickup sticks, a violin, and a vintage record player take their respective places on a small wooden stage. …

Turntables

North Korea's Most Popular Pop Group is Everything you Expected

<i>Y</i>ou could say I got a little off-track from my usual internet route today and stumbled upon North Korea’s own K-pop girl band, Moranbong Band, which …