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6 February 2015
One Malaysian TV channel posted a YouTube video of a fan meeting with band B1A4 under a title that accused the musicians of having "molested Muslim girls".
1 February 2015
Australia's Socceroos have won the 2015 Asian Cup in a tough, close contest against South Korea. A goal in extra time gave the home team a 2-1 victory in Sydney.
4 January 2015
5 December 2014
South Korea's major TV networks are restricting Internet users in the country from watching their content on YouTube, but users with international IP addresses can still enjoy their videos.
22 September 2014
South Korea is an unheralded but important partner to the post-Soviet states of Central Asia, serving both as a destination for Central Asian migrants and a source of regional trade.
18 September 2014
Some schools in South Korea have adopted a new "9am late-start system," provoking a nationwide debate about reforming the way children are educated and mature.
13 September 2014
Relations between the three countries are often prickly because of territorial and historical disputes. A group of students made a 'Happy' video to promote a message of friendship.
1 September 2014
A pub in South Korea posted a notice turning away Africans "due to Ebola virus," and a Nigerian millionaire preacher is offering to cure Ebola patients with his special water.
18 August 2014
Pope Francis' inaugural visit to South Korea caused a media frenzy, thanks in part to scenes of the pontiff riding around in a Kia, instead of a bulletproof sedan.
7 August 2014
South Korean subtitlers were sued by Hollywood studios for their translation of popular TV shows. Is there any talking points missing from Western media report?
29 July 2014
15 May 2014
Young journalists for KBS (Korea Broadcasting System) have confessed that their ferry disaster reports were biased and too pro-government.
6 May 2014
3 May 2014
A law that prohibits kids from playing online games at night was declared constitutional. How will it affect the game industry, students' rights and net freedom?
23 April 2014
18 April 2014
A South Korean ferry heading to a resort island sank with hundreds of passengers. The captain and crew evacuated early, well before most of the passengers.
7 April 2014
A satirist and prominent social critic has returned to the airwaves in South Korea after being acquitted on charges of defaming the president.
2 April 2014
South Korea's women's national curling team coach was fired for sexual, verbal and financial abuse of team members, the latest case in a string of disturbing abuse allegations in sports.
26 March 2014
Seniors must place a special sticker on the back of their car to signify that they are elderly. Rates of fatal crashes involving seniors is on the rise.
22 March 2014
Young South Koreans are getting their hands on foreign products not available in their country as well as Korean products at cheaper prices by buying from international sellers.