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  • North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South 5 days ago

    North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part. A rare meeting between the two sides on Thursday ended with no agreement on the size...
  • Watch: A viral video had proclaimed that North Korea was in the World Cup finals. Did the North Koreans believe it? July 14, 2014

    While the world was gearing up for a Germany vs. Netherlands World Cup final, North Korea was looking forward to defeating Portugal according to the country's news channels! A YouTube video where a North Korean news channel was airing news of North Korea reaching the football World Cup went viral....
  • World Cup 2014: South Korea coach Hong resigns after World Cup exit July 10, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea coach Hong Myung-bo apologised to the nation and announced his resignation on Thursday to shoulder the blame for his team's early exit from the World Cup in Brazil. The announcement came just a week after Huh Jung-moo, vice- president of the Korea Football Association (KFA), said it had...
  • North Korea fires two missiles: Seoul July 9, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles off its eastern coast in the latest in a series of missile tests on Wednesday, South Korea said. A spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the North had fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles from its western...
  • World Cup 2014: Toffee insult for South Korea on return July 1, 2014

    Seoul: In a 'bitter-sweet' experience, the South Korean football team that finished last in Group H was pelted with "toffees" on their arrival here at Incheon airport. As unsavoury post-World Cup welcomes go it may not have been up there with Italy's tomato-pelting in 1966 or Hungary's lengthy hideout in Tata...
  • Photo: The iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right. July 1, 2014

    This is why the Internet is so cool. For people who live for strange things that go viral, the iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right of course. The hilarious image was...
  • North Korea confirms latest missile test June 30, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea confirmed on Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea. The South Korean military said that the test on Sunday was of two short-range Scud missiles with a range of about...
  • Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles June 29, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters on Sunday, a South Korean official said, an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. The Defence Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules, said the...
  • North Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile June 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea announced on Friday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the "cutting-edge" missile was watched by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, according...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium top Group H, face US in last 16 June 27, 2014

    Reduced to 10 men for over half the match, Belgium still beat South Korea 1-0 on Thursday to finish atop of Group H and eliminate the last Asian team from the World Cup. With a late goal yet again, Belgium made the difference in the 78th minute when defender Jan Vertonghen...
  • As it happened: Korea vs Belgium, Algeria vs Russia June 27, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group H matches as Korea take on Belgium whereas Algeria face Russia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Struggling South Korea will need to rediscover the magical spirit of 2002 as they fight to rescue their dismal World Cup campaign against unbeaten Belgium. Algeria can...
  • World Cup 2014: Asian football sinks to bottom in Brazil June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Three of the four Asian Football Confederation (AFC)-member teams have already packed their luggage for their return home with only South Korea clinging to a slim chance of advancing to the next round at the ongoing World Cup. The latest setback for the Asian teams came on Wednesday...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to play...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium captain Vincent Kompany to miss South Korea match June 26, 2014

    Belgium will start their final Group H encounter with South Korea without Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen, both of whom will miss the match through injury, coach Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday. "Everything had gone smoothly over the last month but we have two minor injuries," Wilmots told reporters at the...
  • North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un replaces his defence minister June 25, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has replaced his defence minister, a report said on Wednesday. The latest in a series of senior military reshuffles since Kim came to power in late 2011. General Hyon Yong-Chol replaced Jang Jong-Nam as Minister of the People's Armed Forces, the South's Yonhap news...
  • World Cup 2014: Koreans need spirit of 2002 against Belgium June 26, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Struggling South Korea will need to rediscover the magical spirit of 2002 as they fight to rescue their dismal World Cup campaign against unbeaten Belgium on Thursday. After drawing with Russia and losing 4-2 to Algeria, Group H's bottom side need to win big against already-qualified Belgium if they...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #KOR versus #ALG June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: They might want to change Porto Alegre's name to Porto Algeria after the Desert Foxes' 4-2 victory over South Korea in the southern Brazilian city on Sunday. Algeria's four goals ended a 32-year wait for a World Cup win and shot them into contention for a last 16...
  • South Korea military pushes fugitive conscript to surrender June 23, 2014

    Seoul: The South Korean military sought today to secure the surrender of a cornered fugitive conscript who killed five fellow soldiers in a shooting spree on the border with North Korea. Initial media reports that the 23-year-old sergeant had been captured after a standoff with thousands of soldiers overnight were denied...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria register record 4-2 win over South Korea June 23, 2014

    Porto Alegre: First half strikes by Islam Slimani and Rafik Halliche helped Algeria to beat South Korea 4-2 on Sunday and become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match. Algeria led 3-0 at half-time, but withstood a stronger South Korean second half performance to claim...
  • As it happened: South Korea vs Algeria, World Cup 2014 June 23, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group H encounter between South Korea and Algeria at Estadio Biera-Rio in Porto Alegre. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) South Korea and Algeria have to put disappointing opening results behind them when they meet, each knowing a victory would leave them well-placed to...
  • World Cup 2014: South Korea meet Algeria with all to play for June 22, 2014

    PORTO ALEGRE: South Korea and Algeria have to put disappointing opening results behind them when they meet on Sunday, each knowing a victory would leave them well-placed to qualify from a World Cup group that remains wide open. The group standings will become clearer once Russia and Belgium play earlier in...
  • World Cup 2014: Blunders at the back cost Korea and Russia June 18, 2014

    South Korea's slapstick defending has been a major cause for concern in the leadup to the World Cup, so it was no surprise when slack play at the back cost them a goal against Russia in their Group H opener on Tuesday. What did come as a surprise was that Russia,...
  • World Cup 2014: South Korea, Russia share spoils in a 1-1 draw June 18, 2014

    Cuiaba: Alexander Kerzhakov scored with one of his first touches after coming on as a substitute to earn Russia a 1-1 draw with South Korea on Tuesday in a World Cup match marked by the first big goalkeeping error of the tournament. Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev spilled Lee Keun-ho's speculative shot...
  • World Cup 2014, Russia vs South Korea: as it happened June 18, 2014

    Catch the Group H match Live as Russia take on South Korea. (Scroll down for live updates from the match) A stuttering qualifying campaign may have dented South Korean confidence ahead into their opening Group H match against Fabio Capello's Russia on Tuesday, but they've got a wealth of World Cup...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on day six June 17, 2014

    Neymar and his Brazilian team-mates will be back in action for their second match at the World Cup, before Russia and South Korea have even kicked off their campaigns. Brazil won the tournament's opening game last week against Croatia and on Tuesday will meet Mexico, who beat Cameroon 1-0 in their...
  • World Cup 2014: Russia, South Korea ready for their first game June 17, 2014

    Cuiaba: In his fourth and final World Cup as a player, Hong Myung-bo led South Korea on that famous run to the semifinals in 2002. Twelve years on, and now national team coach, it'll be some achievement if he gets the side beyond the group stage. A stuttering qualifying campaign may have...
  • India beat South Korea 3-0, finish ninth in hockey World Cup June 14, 2014

    Akashdeep Singh scored two goals as India posted a comfortable 3-0 win over Asian champions South Korea to finish a lowly ninth in the men's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium on Saturday. With this win in the ninth-10th place play-off match, India had managed to avenge upon their 3-4...
  • Table Tennis: Anthony Amalraj loses at Korea Open Table Tennis June 13, 2014

    The Indian campaign at the ITTF World Tour Korea Open ended after Anthony Amalraj lost to Frenchman Tristan Flore in the round of 32 at the Incheon City today. Amalraj, who won 4-3 (11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9) against his Korean rival Hyundeok Seo found the French a tough nut...
  • Bullets, babes, bromance and a plan to kill a powerful dictator: Seth Rogen and James Franco in 'The Interview' June 13, 2014

    "Okay, lets go kill Kim Jong-Un," says James Franco in the trailer of the upcoming film 'The Interview'.Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the story revolves around two celebrity tabloid show hosts, who are on their way to North Korea to get the biggest scoop -- an interview with...