South Korea

The Curse of the Female Gender in North Korean Party Rhetoric and Beyond

Niki O'Brien | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK
Niki O'Brien

These statements against Guen-hye's gender are far from unusual as a by-product of the sexist nature of the North Korean regime, and bring into view a much wider issue facing both female North Korean citizens and refugees - their systematic exclusion and increasing exploitation.

The How to Guide of Teaching, Living, and Dating in South Korea

Toni Rae | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Rae

Living overseas is not just an admirable endeavor, it is a complete lifestyle change. Back in 2008, after my third lay off at the ripe old age of 25, I chose to take a position teaching English in South Korea at Yang Yang Girls' High School. Now here are some things you should know about teaching in South Korea...

Write to Learn

Stephen_Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK

Monday's news that Asia had received top marks in the 2014 global education index was received warmly right across Asia, and by many of us in the development community too.

'I Think I Look More Handsome' Says Man Who Had 10 Eye Surgeries To Look Asian (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An ex-model who claims to have endured 10 surgical procedures on his eyes to make him appear more Asian, has spoken about his dramatic new look. X...

This Man Had 10 Surgeries To Make Him Appear More Asian. Check Out The Results (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

UPDATE: 'I Think I Look More Handsome' Says Man Who Had 10 Eye Surgeries To Look Asian (PICTURES) A Brazilian man has undergone 10 surgical procedu...

A Day After Very Unusual Apology For Horrific Building Collapse, Kim Jong Un Reverts To Type

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

Normal propagandistic broadcasting from North Korea's news agency has resumed, the day after it offered a rare apology from the dictatorship for the c...

North Korean Goverment Makes Rare Apology For Building Collapse (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK

The North Korean government has made a rare public apology over the collapse of an apartment block in Pyongyang that could have killed many people. ...

PICTURES: The Contrast Of Bleak, Desolate North Korea With The Bustling, Colourful South Will Break Your Heart

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

The stark, harsh contrasts between life in North and South Korea are laid bare in this striking photo series. Photographer Dietner Leistner’s im...

Diver Dies While Searching For Bodies In South Korean Ferry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

A civilian diver searching for bodies in the doomed South Korean ferry that sank last month has died, authorities have said. Officials said the 53-...

'Mom, This Looks Like The End': Video Captures Ferry Passengers In Their Final Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

"Should I call Mom? Mom, this looks like the end of me." These are apparently the heartbreaking last words of one of the tragic victims onboard the...

WATCH: Footage Shows Rescue Of Captain From Stricken South Korean Ferry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Footage has emerged that shows the moment the disgraced captain escaped from the South Korean ferry that sank with the loss of at least 187 lives. ...

Bodies Of 48 Schoolgirls Found In One Cabin Of Doomed South Korea Ferry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK

The bodies of 48 young girls wearing lifejackets have been discovered in a single 30-capacity cabin of the doomed South Korean ferry. Ten days afte...

10 Powerful Images Of Mourners Honouring Victims Of Ferry Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

Seven days after hundreds of excited school children set off aboard the ferry Sewol to Jeju Island, most will never come back and a country has been l...

Children's Corpses Reveal Horrifying Last Moments Onboard South Korean Ferry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

Many of the children's bodies recovered from the sunken South Korea ferry in the past two days had broken fingers, according to reports - suggesting t...

Divers Break Down Cabin Walls To Retrieve Ferry Victims' Bodies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Search teams are breaking down the walls of the cabins in the now underwater cabins of the capsized South Korean ferry to retrieve more bodies of the ...

Ferry Captain's Actions 'Like Murder', Says President

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has accused the captain and some crew members of the sunken Sewol ferry of committing "unforgivable, murderous a...

'Deeply Ashamed' South Korean Ferry Captain Gives Emotional Public Apology

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

The "deeply ashamed" captain of the ferry that capsized off the coast of South Korea has given a public apology to the families of the victims. In ...

Arrest Warrant Sought For S Korean Ferry Captain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

An arrest warrant is being sought for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank, it has emerged. Warrants are also being sought for two other...

School Vice Principal Rescued From South Korean Ferry Found Hanged

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

The high school vice principal rescued from a doomed South Korean ferry has been found hanged, police have said. Kang Min-Kyu, 52, was one of more ...

'Mom I Love You': The Heartbreaking Messages Sent By Students On Board Sinking Ferry

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

“Mom, This might be the last chance to say I love you” “Dad, I can‘t get out.” “Are you okay son? Son? Answer me...” “The ship is s...

'Almost 300 Missing,' At Least Four Killed As Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

At least four people have died and hundreds remain unaccounted for after a ferry with more than 400 passengers – mainly school students – sank off...

Man 'Left Son To Die' Because He Was Too Addicted To Online Games

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

A man in South Korea has admitted letting his two-year-old son die because he was addicted to playing online video games. According to Yonhap News ...

North Korea's Drones Are Rubbish

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

South Korea is studying what it claims is a remote controlled airplane drone from it's dictatorial neighbour in the North. Camouflaged in a fetchin...

North Korean Coast Hit By Earthquake Sparking Fears Of Nuclear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

A magnitude 5 earthquake was recorded off the coast of North Korea on Tuesday morning, sparking fears that Kim Jong-un had carried out his promise to ...

Korea's 'Exploding Donut' And 18 Other Remarkable Pictures From Sea Border Dispute

Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

Remarkable pictures of an explosive dispute between North and South Korea have emerged. Artillery shells were fired into each other's waters as a f...