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  • Love, eggs and ideas: the keys to North Korean weightlifting success 9 hours 25 minutes ago

    Incheon: "Recipe for weightlifting success," by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Take one egg. Add an idea. Break a stone with said egg. Voila. North Korean weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk faced the media at a news conference on Tuesday that was supposed to focus on their world records and gold...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Varvara Lepchenko to win Korea Open 2 days ago

    Secondseeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifthseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 63, 67 (5), 62 on Sunday to win the Korea Open. Pliskova stormed out to a 40 lead in the third set at Olympic Park Tennis Center and held on for the second WTA title of...
  • Indian handball team loses to South Korea in Asiad 2 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian handball team's dismal show continued as they lost 1939 to South Korea in their second group D match at the 17th Asian Games on Sunday. The Indians trailed the host team 621 in the first half before losing the second half 1318. The Koreans were incisive in their striking...
  • At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports 2 days ago

    On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Maria Kirilenko to reach final in Korea 3 days ago

    Seoul: Secondseeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko 46, 76 (5), 63 and reach the final of the Korea Open. Pliskova hit 10 aces at Olympic Park Tennis Center to oust Kirilenko, who needed a wild card to enter...
  • Varvara Lepchenko upsets Agnieszka Radwanska at Korea Open 4 days ago

    Fifthseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 67 (4), 62, 62 in the Korea Open quarterfinals on Friday. Lepchenko converted three of four break points in the third set to oust the top seed. Lepchenko has beaten Radwanska twice this year, after losing five straight. Resurgent Maria...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony 4 days ago

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim SeongJu and KBS emcee Yun Suyeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch 4 days ago

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Taehwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future 4 days ago

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Asian Games buzz appears missing in Incheon 5 days ago

    Incheon: The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from Friday with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion. Barring banners in and around the airport, there is hardly...
  • North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village 5 days ago

    The proper flag was raised, there were smiles for the South Korean break dancers on stage and gifts were warmly exchanged as North Korea's team was officially welcomed into the athlete's village at the Asian Games after a series of controversies that nearly scuttled their trip. The ceremony took place at...
  • Asian Games football: Indian Women go down to Korea Republic 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian women went down 010 to a superior Korea Republic in their second Group A match of the Women's Football Competition in the Incheon Asian Games. Korea Republic led fivenil at the interval. Four goals from Yoo Younga, hattrick from Jeon Gaeul, a brace from Jung Seoblin and one...
  • Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters 6 days ago

    Seoul: Topseeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 60, 60 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "doublebageled" by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifthseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the...
  • Asian Games torch arrives in Incheon, countdown almost over 6 days ago

    Incheon: The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the twoweek competition featuring almost 10,000 athletes. The torch will be stored overnight in the port city west of South Korea's capital Seoul before being carried on the final...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 150 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Topseeded Radwanska beats Hercog at Korea Open 1 week ago

    Seoul: Topseeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 63, 63 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Defending champion Radwanska converted five of eight break points to defeat Hercog at Olympic Park Tennis Center in 1 hour and 15 minutes and set up a secondround...
  • Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open 1 week ago

    Seoul: Fifthseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 61, 62 on Monday. Lepchenko converted all three break points in first set at Olympic Park Tennis Center. She will next face Han NaLae of South Korea, who...
  • Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea September 15, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarinebased ballistic missiles, the South's defence ministry said on Monday. "Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical missile launch tube for submarines," a ministry official said. Ministry...
  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor September 14, 2014

    Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24yearold American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's...
  • India seeks cooperation for youth skills programme September 13, 2014

    Melbourne: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Skill India' programme, India has reached out to the US, South Korea and Australia for securing their cooperation in skilling the youth for enhancing employment opportunities. Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met his counterparts of the three nations on the sidelines of...
  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions September 13, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...
  • Asian Games 2014: North Korea set for rare sports foray in South September 13, 2014

    A delegation of over 250 North Korean athletes, coaches and officials will take a rare flight south of the interKorean border to participate in the 17th Asian Games this month, hoping to raise the reclusive country's profile on the international sporting stage. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is at the...
  • Protests about North Korea flag ahead of Asian Games September 12, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea have removed the flags of all competing nations from their streets ahead of the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon because of protests about the flying of rival North Korea's flags. The national flags of the 45 countries, including North Korea, had flown in Incheon and nine nearby cities...
  • Incheon worried about 'life after the Asian Games' September 12, 2014

    Seoul: As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon...
  • South Korean shooter Jin wins 50m Pistol world title, breaks world record September 10, 2014

    Triple Olympic champion Jin Jongoh will be on a high heading into this month's Asian Games in Incheon after breaking a longstanding record and winning the 50 metres pistol event at the shooting world championships. The South Korean scored a combined 583 points on the way to winning the title in...
  • Big names missing in football at Asian Games 2014 September 9, 2014

    Singapore: Short of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament's struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity. With the Incheon Games not part of world governing body FIFA's calendar, top international sides in Asia have...
  • Asiad gives South Korea chance to end awful 2014 on a high September 9, 2014

    South Korea's sporting reputation has taken a battering of late with a dire World Cup campaign in Brazil and disappointing medal haul from the Sochi Olympics, but a shot at redemption is at hand as 10,000 athletes from around the region pour into Incheon for the 17th Asian Games. South Korea...
  • Seoul: North Korea again fires shortrange projectiles September 6, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea on Friday continued its string of rocket and missile firings, launching three shortrange projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas, a South Korean defense official said. The projectiles flew about 210 kilometres before landing in the water, said...
  • Shahid Kapoor's 'Haider', Deepika Padukone's 'Finding Fanny' to be screened at Busan Film Fest September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian films like "Finding Fanny" and "Haider" will be screened at the forthcoming Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea. The two films, along with "Margarita, With A Straw", "Labour Of Love", "Goli Soda" and "Zahir" from the country, will be showcased as part of the 'A Window on...