Twenty-three puppies and dogs bred purely to be eaten have been rescued by animal activists in South Korea, charity workers have said.Read the full story ›
South Korea has not ruled out the involvement of North Korea in a cyber-attack on the country's nuclear power plant operator and has requested the United States to help in investigations, an official involved in the proceedings said.
According to Reuters, the official at the joint investigation department of the Seoul prosecutors' office said the hacking bore some similarities to previous cyber-attacks in which North Korea has been involved.
We cannot rule out or confirm North Korea's involvement now, given the similiarity of malignant codes patterns, and its verification will take some time.
We don't (rule out North Korea's involvement). However, we cannot confirm it either.
A former vice president of Korean Air Lines is facing formal prosecution after she forced a plane to stop taxiing and return to the gate because she was unhappy about how she was served her nuts.
South Korea's transport ministry confirmed it was reporting the incident to prosecutors for possible legal charges, saying an investigation had confirmed Heather Cho - the daughter of the airline's chairman Cho Yang Ho - was engaged in "abusive behaviour" towards flight attendants.
She delayed the plane and kicked off a steward at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York, which officials say may have broken aviation law. Cho resigned last week over the allegations.
A vice president at Korean Air Lines forced a plane to turn around and kicked off a steward because he served her free nuts the wrong way.Read the full story ›
South Korea will host a Grand Prix in 2015 after the FIA added the nation to its race calendar once more.
Mexico has also been added to the list of events hosts, meaning there will be 21 rather than 19 races next year.
A South Korean prosecutor said his team would appeal against court rulings on the 15 crew of a capsized ferry who were given prison terms ranging from five to 36 years.
The captain of the ferry, which sank killing about 300 people, mostly children, was acquitted of homicide but was found guilty of negligence by family members of the victims, many of whom were teenage children on a school trip. He was sentenced to 36 years in jail.
Prosecutors had sought the death penalty for the captain for homicide.
A South Korean court has found the captain of a ferry that capsized in April guilty of negligence and sentenced him to 36 years in jail.
Prosecutors had been seeking the death penalty.
The court also convicted the ship's chief engineer of homicide for not aiding two injured fellow crew members and sentenced him to 30 years in prison.
South Korea has announced it will end underwater searches for the remaining missing people from the ferry that capsized in April.
The announcement came with a South Korean court set to issue verdicts on crew members charged with negligence and abandonment of passengers in the disaster.
So far 295 bodies have been found, but nine people are still missing. Most of the dead were teenage students on a school trip.
Prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for the ship's captain and life sentences for three other crew members.
Three relatives of the owner of a ferry that sank in South Korea have been convicted of corruption, just months after the tycoon was found dead while on the run.
The body of fugitive billionaire Yoo Byung-eun was discovered in rural South Korea in July after a massive manhunt.
The ferry capsized in April, killing more than 300 people.
Yoo's eldest son, Yoo Dae-gyun, was sentenced to three years in prison over embezzlement and breach of trust. Two brothers of Yoo Byung-eun were also convicted of similar corruption charges. One brother got a two-year prison term and the other a suspended prison term. The Yoo family controlled the ferry operator through holding companies.
The first body found in three months is being recovered from South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry, according to the Associated Press.
The badly decayed corpse was found around a women's toilet on Tuesday, a statement from the government task force said, bringing the official death toll to 295.
DNA tests are planned to identify the body which is the first recovered since July. Nine passengers remain unaccounted for after the boat sank in April.
Most of the ferry victims were teenage students who were on a school trip to a resort island.