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  • new storyS. Korea test-fires missiles that can strike all of N. Korea 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 2:38 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says it has successfully test-fired two domestically built ballistic missiles that can hit all of North Korea.

  • Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 1:04 am

    JIANLI, China - Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather, as hundreds of rescuers searched the Yangtze River site in what could become the deadliest Chinese maritime accident in decades.

  • Sinkings in S. Korea, China present divers different tests story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:51 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - As divers scramble to save hundreds trapped in a capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River, the scene in some ways evokes Northeast Asia's last major maritime disaster: the ferry sinking last year that killed more than 300 people off South Korea's southwest coast. Yet even at this early stage, there are far more differences than similarities.

  • Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:56 am

    JIANLI, China - Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside an overturned cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River.

  • South Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:51 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.

  • South Korea reports 2 deaths from MERS story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 11:40 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of the virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.

  • FIBT eliminating 3rd sled in Olympics, world championships 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 12:36 pm

    GHENT, Belgium - Nations will now be able to enter only two sleds at the Olympics and the world championships in bobsled and skeleton, after the sport's ruling body voted Monday to cap the fields.

  • South Korea, China sign free trade deal 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:52 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea and China signed a free trade deal Monday that will remove tariffs on more than 90 percent of goods over two decades.

  • Pentagon chief to hold people accountable for anthrax 
    Updated: May-31-15 9:52 am

    HAIPHONG, Vietnam - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that he will find out who was responsible for the mistaken shipments of live anthrax to 11 U.S. states and two countries and will "hold them accountable."

  • Hong Kong quarantines 18 over MERS fears 
    Updated: May-31-15 1:34 am

    BEIJING - Hong Kong authorities quarantined 18 fellow passengers of a South Korean man who arrived in the city infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS.

  • US women complete World Cup prep with 0-0 tie vs South Korea story has photos
    Updated: May-30-15 8:49 pm

    HARRISON, New Jersey - The United States' fate at the Women's World Cup may hinge on Alex Morgan's left knee.

  • North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die story has photos
    Updated: May-30-15 3:16 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he may find little more than rejection and suspicion.

  • China confirms first case of MERS, a South Korean man 
    Updated: May-29-15 6:58 am

    BEIJING - China on Friday confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in a South Korean businessman who ignored instructions to stay home after his father was diagnosed with the disease.

  • Gamba Osaka advances in Asian Champion League 
    Updated: May-27-15 10:48 am

    OSAKA, Japan - Gamba Osaka advanced to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over FC Seoul on Wednesday.

  • Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan discuss N.Korean nuke threat story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 2:53 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday on the need to increase pressure on North Korea and urged the country to engage in serious negotiations on its expanding nuclear weapons program.

  • S. Korean hoops coach suspected of manipulating games 
    Updated: May-27-15 12:02 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean police plan to question a high-profile basketball coach over allegations that he manipulated games he coached to make money from gambling.

  • Obama, South Korean president to meet at White House in June 
    Updated: May-26-15 3:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) at the White House next month.

  • Corporate maneuver at Samsung strengthens heir's influence 
    Updated: May-26-15 12:38 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group's ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate.

  • Big spending Guangzhou playing for Champs League survival 
    Updated: May-24-15 7:50 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Guangzhou Evergrande has spent over $100 million since 2010 on Italian coaches like Marcello Lippi and Fabio Cannavaro and on South American talent such as Dario Conca and Ricardo Goulart, so leaving the 2015 Asian Champions League at the second round stage is certainly not part of the plan.

  • Iowa woman writes letters to prison inmates for decades 
    Updated: May-24-15 11:02 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Jean Basinger writes letters to prison inmates in Iowa. She has done this for 30 years.

  • Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross by bus story has photos
    Updated: May-24-15 5:41 am

    DORASAN STATION, South Korea - Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark event.

  • South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive 
    Updated: May-22-15 8:59 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

  • South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 8:49 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

  • Usami leads Gamba Osaka to 3-1 win over FC Seoul story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 6:06 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Takashi Usami scored twice in the second half Wednesday as Gamba Osaka beat FC Seoul 3-1 to take a two-goal advantage into next week's return leg in the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League.

  • Japan, US paired in 1st round of Premier12 baseball event 
    Updated: May-20-15 12:39 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Co-host and top-ranked Japan has been grouped with the United States in the inaugural Premier12 baseball tournament, which features the top 12 countries in the World Baseball Softball Confederation's rankings.