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Monday, January 16, 2017

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Korean Diplomat in Chile Accused of Sexually Harassing Underage Girls

A South Korean diplomat stationed in Chile has caused a diplomatic row with the South American country after a tape of him trying to solicit a teenage girl went viral.
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YouTube Blocks North Korea’s State TV Channel

Google's video-streaming service YouTube has blocked North Korea's state television channel.

President Park’s Fate Likely Decided This Afternoon

The motion to impeach president Park Geun Hye have been formally carried out by 171 lawmakers from the main opposition Democratic Party, minor opposition People's Party and Justice Party lawmakers.

South Korea’s Military Cyber Command Hacked by North Korea

The branch of South Korea's military set up to guard against hacking has itself been hacked by North Korea. A military spokesman told the BBC that classified information was thought to have been stolen, although it is not clear exactly what data was accessed.

Asiana Air Flight to London Makes Emergency Landing

An Asiana Airlines flight heading to London has made an emergency landing near the Ural Mountains in Russia.

Massive Fire Sweeps Through Daegu’s Largest Traditional Market

A massive morning fire yesterday has injured two fire fighters and burnt more than 500 stores in the largest traditional market in Daegu.

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Boryeong

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake has occurred 4 km north-north-east of Boryeong in South Chungchung Province at 9:52pm last night.

“Supermoon” to Bring High Tides to Korea

The Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency says the so-called "supermoon" is expected to shine over the earth which will exhibit unusually high sea levels and tides across the nation next Tuesday and Wednesday.

U.S. Ambassador Lippert Stresses US-Korea Relations to “Remain Unchanged”

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is stressing that Seoul-Washington relations will remain unchanged even after the U.S. presidential election.

Suspect Arrested in Philippines Murder Case

Police said that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of three South Koreans in the Philippines earlier this month, adding they will continue efforts to track down accomplices.

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