SOUTH KOREAN

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 11, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade November 11, 2014

    The National Commission for Women set to propose legalisation of sex trade. NCW chief Lalitha Kumaralangalam on Tuesday said that the commission will propose the same to a Supreme Court constituted panel. According to sources, Women and Child Development Ministry does not favour the idea. ...
  • Fire kills 21 at South Korean hospital for elderly May 28, 2014

    Seoul: A fire believed to have been set by a man with dementia suffocated 21 people and injured seven others on Wednesday at a South Korean hospital that specializes in dementia and palsy patients, police and fire officers said. An 81yearold patient was detained on suspicion of setting the fire at...
  • South Korean ferry tragedy toll rises to 288 May 21, 2014

    Seoul: The toll in the April 16 South Korean ferry tragedy on Wednesday rose to 288 with one more body recovered from the sunken ship earlier in the day, the disaster response centre said. On the 36th day of the search, 288 people have been confirmed dead, with 16 others still...
  • South Korean diver dies in ferry search operation May 6, 2014

    Seoul: A diver lost consciousness and died on Tuesday during the search operation for victims still missing after last month's South Korean ferry disaster. The diver had lost radio contact five minutes after diving to fix guideline ropes on the fifth deck of the sunken ferry, according to Ko Myungseok,...
  • South Korean ferry disaster: Death toll rises to 263, 39 still missing May 6, 2014

    Seoul: Divers helped by better weather and easing ocean currents retrieved 12 passengers' bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry on Monday, raising the death toll to 263 with 39 people still missing. Investigators also made their first formal arrests of people who were not on board the Sewol when it...
  • Watch: Video shot before the South Korean ferry sank May 2, 2014

    A cellphone video taken by a 17yearold on the South Korean ferry which sank shows conversations among the students around the time the first distress call was made. The students were seen worried as to where the teacher was and if they would make it alive. ...
  • Korea ferry disaster exposes cosy industry ties, soft penalties April 30, 2014

    Seoul: A culture of cosy personal ties that can blur the lines between businesses and those regulating them, of profit over safety, and soft courts is in focus as South Korea demands answers over the sinking of a ferry with the loss of more than 300 lives, mainly high school...
  • South Korea: Divers battle darkness and fear to find bodies April 25, 2014

    Divers grope their way slowly through the dark corridors and cabins of the sunken Sewol ferry. Bodies appear suddenly, floating by in the murky water, buoyed by lifejackets or the bloat of decomposition, their faces etched with fear or shock. Some are still locked together in embraces, a freezeframe of panic...
  • Death toll reaches 171 South Korean ferry mishap April 24, 2014

    Seoul: The toll from a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank last week rose to 171 on Thursday, but the recovery of bodies from the sunken ship proceeded at a slower pace as search operations were hampered by unexpectedly swift currents. On the ninth day since the ferry carrying 476...
  • Boy and girl on Korean ferry tied life jackets before they drowned April 24, 2014

    Seoul: A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart. The diver said that he had to separate the two because he...
  • South Korean ferry death toll reaches 113 April 22, 2014

    Seoul: The toll in last week's South Korean ferry capsize off the country's southwestern coast reached 113 on Tuesday as divers searched intensively inside the submerged hull. So far, 113 people have been confirmed dead, and 189 others are still missing. The number of those rescued has been changed to 174,...
  • Search operation on for sunken Korean ferry, 244 people still missing April 21, 2014

    Search operations continue in the Yellow Sea for any sign of passengers from a sunken South Korean ferry with at least 244 people still missing. The search crews brought more than a dozen bodies to shore on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 58. ...
  • Captain of ill-fated Korean ferry praised safety in promotional video April 21, 2014

    Jindo: The captain of a ferry that sank off South Korea's southwestern tip with hundreds feared dead said in a promotional video four years ago that the journey was safe - as long as passengers followed the instructions of the crew. The irony is the crew ordered the passengers, mostly...
  • Divers pull bodies from sunken South Korean ferry, toll rises to 50 April 20, 2014

    The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still...
  • Bodies retrieved from South Korean ferry, toll reaches 36 April 20, 2014

    Jindo (South Korea): Three bodies were retrieved for the first time on late Saturday night from the sunken South Korean ferry, the emergency management headquarters said on Sunday. The bodies were retrieved from inside the hull of the submerged ship at 11.48 pm on Saturday, the first such recovery nearly...
  • Divers enter South Korean ferry in the hunt for survivors April 18, 2014

    Mokpo/Jindo: A team of eight divers had entered a capsized South Korean ferry on Friday and was searching for survivors, although they were unlikely to find anyone alive from among hundreds still missing more than 48 hours after the vessel began sinking. YTN television said that divers had searched the...
  • South Korea: College roof collapses, kills 10 February 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: A resort auditorium's roof loaded down with snow and rain collapsed during a welcoming ceremony for South Korean university freshmen, killing 10 and injuring more than 100, officials said Tuesday. Emergency staff worked through the night to pull people from beneath twisted metal and other debris and rush the injured...
  • Egypt: South Korean tourists killed in Sinai bombing February 17, 2014

    Cairo: An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt's tourism industry. The bombing near the tip of the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba...
  • Justin Bieber records new song with South Korean singer November 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: South Korean star GDragon has revealed that he has collaborated with teen pop sensation Justin Bieber for a new song. GDragon, 25, said that he had 'finished' recording new music with Bieber and the tune would come out 'sometime next year', reported Ace Showbiz. "But more than it being a...
  • North Korea moves two more missile launchers: Report April 21, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea has moved two shortrange missile launchers to its east coast, apparently indicating it is pushing ahead with preparations for a test launch, a South Korean news agency reported on Sunday. South Korea and its allies have been expecting some sort of North Korean missile launch during weeks of...
  • Psy's new single 'I am a mother father gentleman' is out! April 12, 2013

    Seoul: South Korean rapper Psy released his muchanticipated new single on Thursday hoping to repeat the success of 'Gangnam Style' that made him the biggest star to emerge from the growing Kpop music scene. The video for 'Gangnam Style' has become the most watched item on YouTube with more than 1.5...
  • 'Pentagon spy agency says N Korea can launch nuclear missile' April 12, 2013

    Washington: A Pentagon spy agency concluded with "moderate confidence" that North Korea has the ability to launch nucleararmed ballistic missiles but the weapons would probably be unreliable, officials said on Thursday. A study dated March by the Defense Intelligence Agency appeared to be the first time the Pentagon spy agency had...
  • Japan deploys antimissiles in Tokyo to counter North Korean threat April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Japan has deployed missile interceptors in key locations around Tokyo as a precaution against possible North Korean ballistic missile tests. The Patriot missiles were deployed at Japan's defence ministry headquarters and at bases farther away from central Tokyo. North Korea is believed to have moved ballistic missiles to its...
  • Park Jongwoo to get London Games soccer medal: Sources February 12, 2013

    Lausanne: South Korean footballer Park Jongwoo will receive his bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics despite triggering a diplomatic row in a match against Japan, an Olympic source told Reuters on Tuesday. The midfielder had held up a sign referring to a territorial dispute between South Korea and Japan while...
  • MP: Hotel manager allegedly rapes South Korean student February 1, 2013

    Bandhavgarh: A South Korean national has alleged that she was raped by a hotel manager in Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh. An FIR has been registered in Aurangabad. The 22yearold South Korean student alleged that her drink was laced with a sedative and then she was raped by the hotel manager. She...
  • Mark Webber beats Vettel to Korean pole October 13, 2012

    Yeongam: Australian Mark Webber seized pole position for the South Korean Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with titlechasing Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel having to settle for second place on the starting grid. Ferrari's championship leader Fernando Alonso qualified fourth and will share the second row with McLaren's Lewis...
  • Delhi man swindles S Korean embassy of Rs 57 lakh June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A property dealer swindled the South Korean embassy in Delhi of Rs 57 lakh, on the pretext of providing premises to set up a cultural centre, police said on Sunday, citing the complaint filed by the mission. According to the FIR filed by Kim Kum Pyoung, first secretary (cultural...
  • North Korea testfired missile on Monday: Report December 19, 2011

    Seoul: North Korea testfired a shortrange missile on its eastern coast on Monday, the day its leader Kim Jongil's death was announced, South Korean media reported. An unnamed South Korean official was quoted by Yonhap news agency as saying he did not believe the launch was linked to the announcement of...