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  • Merlin to open first Legoland theme park in South Korea

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Merlin Entertainments is to open a Legoland theme park in South Korea, as part of its long term expansion plans to generate more of its income from overseas markets. Merlin, the world's second largest operator of visitor attractions behind Walt Disney, said the new…

    Reuters
  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Mount Aso spewed out lava debris and smoke, shooting plumes…

    Associated Press
  • Where No Means Yes and Yes Means No: 25 Fascinating Rules of Etiquette From Around the World

    There are plenty of unusual customs around the world that you probably aren’t aware of. Here are a few fascinating rules for how not to be an ugly American, crowd-sourced from some of the most well-traveled people.

    Yahoo Travel
  • N. Korean leader's sister named as senior official

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, strengthening analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.

    Associated Press
  • Tiny Dinosaur Discovered In Asia

    A tiny dinosaur about the size of a house cat was recently discovered in South Korea. The dinosaur's fossilized remains span about 11 inches, but scientists told Korea JoongAng Daily that it was likely about 20 inches long when it was alive. “Based on the findings so far, we assume that the…

    Huffington Post
  • Fifty is the new 20 for South Korean workers, data shows

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Workers in their fifties outnumbered those in their twenties last year in South Korea, home to the world's fastest-ageing population, data showed on Thursday. People in their fifties ...

    Reuters
  • South Korea delivers a huge blow to selfie photographers

    Selfie fans who have significantly upped their selfie-taking game by using complex selfie sticks to take better pictures of themselves with or without friends should know the South Korean government has its sights on them… well, not so much on them as on the retailers currently selling these…

    BGR News
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    Families of South Korean ferry crew members face stigma

    Families of crew members who survived South Korea's ferry disaster that killed over 300 people in April, say they face isolation from society. Yiming Woo reports.

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  • Scalpers Appear as 'Interstellar' Becomes Phenomenon in South Korea

    IMAX tickets are sold out for weeks as tech-savvy Koreans scramble to see the sci-fi epic

    Billboard
  • K-Pop Stars, Artists Promote Jane Goodall's Biopic in South Korea

    Singer Lee Hyori, filmmaker Yim Soon-rye and composer Younghi Pagh-Paan stepped up to support the peace icon

    The Hollywood Reporter