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Hong Kong students, officials set Friday for start of reform talks

Student leaders and Hong Kong government officials said they will begin formal talks Friday aimed at ending mass demonstrations that have shut down key parts of this semiautonomous Chinese city for more than a week.<p>The meeting will be open to the media but will be closed to the public, …

N Korea official admits use of labour camps

A North Korean official has publicly acknowledged for the first time the existence of "reform through labour'' camps, after a highly critical UN report into the country's human rights record earlier this year, but dismissed the report's accusations.<p>Choe Myong Nam, a North Korean foreign ministry …

Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise

8 celebrity fashionistas turned designers

You know what they say about the blind leading the blind, and how that train can lead to no good / very bad things? Then consider what our world …

'K-Pop Star 3' is looking for talented individuals in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Chicago!

SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and Big Hit Entertainment will be coming together with SK Telecom to create a new B2B music content …

A.KOR are bound to 'Kill Ya' with awesome album teaser + picture of rapper Kemmy

The historical concert in Pyeongyang, North Korea with notable K-Pop artists took place on April 1. Popular girl group Red Velvet, veteran …

HyunA Reveals Who She Thinks Are the Sexiest and Prettiest Female Idols

Known for her fierce and sexy image, <b>HyunA</b> chose herself as the sexiest female idol on the latest episode of “<b>Weekly Idol</b>.”<p>On August 6, the singer was …

Soompi

LG Intros a Cellular-Equipped Wristband to Help Parents Keep Track of Their Kids

The KizOn is designed to go 36 hours between charges and let parents track their young children's whereabouts.<p>LG on Tuesday introduced the KizOn wearable designed to allow parents to track the location of their preschool and elementary school kids. The cellular-equipped wristband can call …

Two Koreas make strides to talk the same language

The Korean People's Comprehensive Dictionary will iron out the differences between the North and South<p>Joo Yeon-ah did not realise how hard it would be to settle in South Korea. The 45-year-old defector says she was prepared for the dangerous journey out of North Korea, and the unfamiliarity of …

North Korea appeals to White House to halt release of US comedy film

'The Interview', released later this year, tells the tale of a group of journalists tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un<p>Pyongyang has written to the White House to demand that President Barack Obama intervene to halt the release of 'The Interview', a Hollywood comedy blockbuster that pokes fun at …

N.Korea Furious About Kim Jong-un Dance Video

North Korea has asked China to stop the spread of a video clip lampooning leader Kim Jong-un.<p>According to a source in China on Tuesday, the North …

Koreans’ Scarce Vacation Days Are Spent at Overcrowded Beaches

The scorching heat and humidity signals that it’s time to get away from daily responsibilities and set off for white sand beaches or lush green …

North Korea finds a new friend in Russia

MOSCOW -- Russia has noticeably stepped up efforts to foster relations with North Korea, focusing on economic cooperation. As they embrace, both …

North Korea

Swedish Lingerie Company Solves North Korea’s Real Problems by ‘Love Bombing’ it With Pink Panties

Ripped from the press release: A Swedish underwear company announced Tuesday that it recently “love bombed” North Korea with “weapons of mass …

South Korea ferry boss's driver who may hold key to mystery turns self in | Reuters

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - The driver of a South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed 304 people turned himself in on Tuesday, potentially unlocking the mystery of the businessman’s final days after the country’s worst maritime disaster in 44 years.<p>People holding …

South Korean activists launch 'Choco Pie' balloons

Choco Pies – banned as a capitalist symbol by North Korea after being traded at inflated prices – carried in balloons across border<p>South Korean activists have launched balloons across the border with North Korea carrying thousands of Choco Pies – a favoured chocolate snack that has become the …

2 Americans say they'll face trial soon in North Korea, seek U.S. help

Two Americans detained in North Korea expect to be tried soon, they told the Associated Press on Friday, and are pleading with the U.S. government to obtain their release.<p>Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller, who were detained three months ago, told an<p>APTelevision crew that they were healthy and were …

Kim Jong Un Amused by Lubricant at North Korea Factory

Kim Jong Un appeared quite amused as he watched freshly produced lubricant ooze out of tubes at a factory in North Korea. The factory worker beside him did not seem equally entertained. The North Korean leader visited the Chonji Lubricant Factory in images released by the country’s Korean Central …

South Korea

Sam Sung worked at Apple... and he is auctioning his business card

I can’t imagine being an Apple employer and keeping a straight face while hiring a man named Sam Sung. As it turns out, the Cupertino-based company did have a Sam Sung on payroll, a man who ironically shares his name with Apple’s main competitor. He worked as a specialist in a Vancouver store, …

Apple Store

North Korea erases 'eternal president' from banknotes

Kim Il-sung’s image has been removed from the country’s 5000 won bill, in a move that may be designed to consolidate his grandson’s position as ruler. Daily NK reports<p>North Korean authorities have begun replacing all 5000 won bills in the country with a new note, according to sources inside the …

South Korea’s first—and only—astronaut just quit her job, ending the country’s manned space program

It was something of a lark all along.<p>South Korea started its space program in 2006 with a national search for qualified astronaut candidates. The country doesn’t have the technological infrastructure to blast a human into orbit, but it partnered with Russia—as does the US, for now—to send the …

Space Exploration