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Embattled South Korea leader: Scandal “all my fault and mistake”

SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-hye took sole blame on Friday for a “heartbreaking” scandal that threatens her government and vowed she will accept a direct investigation into her actions amid rising suspicion that she allowed a mysterious confidante to manipulate power from the shadows. In a high-stakes address to the nation, Park, her voice shaking, said the scandal is ... Read More »

Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Near-perfect India have ironed out all flaws before semifinals

India’s 2016 Kabaddi World Cup campaign started out with several questions marks facing them. A first-match loss at the hands of South Korea left the hosts plenty to ponder. But four games later, and more importantly four wins later, Anup Kumar and co have managed to turn those question marks into exclamation marks, one by one. Disorganised defense, broken defensive ... Read More »

North Korea Missile Exploded Shortly After Lift-Off: Seoul

An explosion almost immediately after launch was behind the failure of North Korea’s latest test-firing of a powerful medium-range missile, the South Korean military confirmed on Monday. North Korea tested a Musudan missile — capable of hitting US bases as far away as Guam — shortly after midday on Saturday near an air base in the northwestern city of Kusong. ... Read More »

Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Korea displace India to go atop table

If one thought South Korea’s shocking win over defending champions India in the opening encounter of the Kabaddi World Cup was a fluke, think again. The Koreans had another happy outing on Sunday, defeating Argentina 68-42 on the third day of the tournament here. The victory gives South Korea an edge over India and Bangladesh in Group A to qualify ... Read More »

North Korea threatens to turn the South into sea of fire if anti-missile system is deployed

North Korea’s military said on Monday it will make a “physical response” to moves by the United States and South Korea to deploy the advanced THAAD missile defence system on the Korean peninsula. The United States and South Korea said on Friday that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be used to counter North Korea’s growing ... Read More »

South Korea Launches Satellite-Carrying Rocket

SEOUL—South Korea successfully launched Wednesday a two-stage rocket carrying a research satellite, a first for a space program long overshadowed by the launches of neighboring North Korea. The rocket took off at 4 p.m., roaring into a clear sky from a launch pad near the city of Goheung on the country’s south coast. Crowds gathered to watch on rocky hills ... Read More »