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No handicap as South Koreans swing through Thailand's 'golf quarantine'

Feb 25 2021

SEOUL At six in the morning, Heo Kwang-eum tees off another day in Thailand in coronavirus quarantine - literally. He's one of dozens of South Korean visitors spending two weeks in isolation playing golf at a resort an hour north of Bangkok. | Video

Rescue cats don Santa suits for purrfect Korean Christmas

Dec 15 2020

SEOUL What could be more endearing than a roomful of cats in red-and-white Santa costumes, each complete down to a hood with a white bobble and a belt? | Video

Women handling the dead: More female morticians in South Korea as taboo fades

Nov 17 2020

SEOUL A growing number of South Korean women are training to be morticians, a field from which they had long been excluded, amid changing views on gender roles and a rising preference for women's bodies to be handled by women. | Video

North Korea says China dust could spread COVID-19, warns people to stay inside

Oct 24 2020

SEOUL North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors, saying seasonal yellow dust blowing in from China might carry the new coronavirus into the country.

N.Korea says China dust could spread COVID-19, warns people to stay inside

Oct 24 2020

SEOUL, Oct 24 North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors, saying seasonal yellow dust blowing in from China might carry the new coronavirus into the country.

UPDATE 1-Liquidation business booms in S.Korea as wave of small retailers close due to virus

Sep 10 2020

* Self-employed hardest hit (Adds fresh stimulus to aid small businesses par 10, 11)

Liquidation business booms in South Korea as wave of small retailers close due to virus

Sep 09 2020

SEOUL You Young-sik has tried his luck running businesses, but when his convenience store, a sausage factory and a second-hand furniture shop all failed, he realised he had found a niche, one that he understood well: helping people go out of business.

Bringing Bali home: South Koreans indulge in extreme staycationing

Aug 25 2020

SEOUL This time last year Yoon Seok-min, his wife Kim Hyo-jung and their two children were holidaying in the Philippines, Vietnam and Guam. A trip to Hawaii was on the cards for this summer. | Video

Church at centre of South Korea coronavirus outbreak says government fabricating tests

Aug 21 2020

SEOUL South Korea's battle to contain a new outbreak of the coronavirus has been complicated by a political and religious fight between President Moon Jae-in's administration and some of his fiercest critics. | Video

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