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NKorea fires 3 short-range rockets

NKorea fires 3 short-range rockets

North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's Ministry of Defence said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia. The rockets were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and travelled 220 km (135 miles) before landing...

Asian Games

BCB goes all out for gold

As per the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) directive, the national selectors submitted a strong 15-member squad for the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. Almost all the leading cricketers except captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who has opted out in order to attend his marriage ceremony, were drafted in the side as the board is desperate to retain the gold in the multinational competition. But many have questioned the wisdom of sending the...

SKorea ferry boss death confirmed

SKorea ferry boss death confirmed

Police in South Korea have said that a body they found in June is that of the fugitive owner of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people. The billionaire businessman Yoo Byung-eun went missing shortly after the disaster, sparking a massive manhunt. DNA samples from the body matched those of Yoo's...

Scheduling problems for Super Cup

The staging of the Super Cup, domestic football's season-ending tournament, seemingly hangs in the balance following the decision to allow enough preparation time for the national team ahead of September's Asian Games in South Korea. The emergency meeting of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) executive committee yesterday decided to stage the lucrative Super Cup but could not confirm the starting date of the fourth edition the tournament, which garnered a lot of attention from football fans in its first edition...

NKorea again test-fires projectiles: Seoul

NKorea again test-fires projectiles: Seoul

North Korea launched two projectiles presumed to be ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said. The latest in a series of test-firings is seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over ongoing US-South Korean military drills. The projectiles were fired from the North...

NKorea fires 'short-range missiles'

NKorea fires 'short-range missiles'

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range missiles into the sea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks. The projectiles were launched from a western province into waters east of the Korean peninsula in the early hours of Wednesday, officials said. The move follows a recent visit by the Chinese president...

Late Belgium goal to Korean dismay

Late Belgium goal to Korean dismay

Marc Wilmots' men were far from their best once again, but it was still enough to see off the Asian nation on Thursday night, reports Goal.com. Jan Vertonghen fired home late on to seal a 1-0 win for Belgium over South Korea and clinch top spot in Group H. Coming into the final Group H...

N Korea claims to have tested precision guided missile

N Korea claims to have tested precision guided missile

North Korea claims to have successfully tested a new precision guided missile, at the same time as its army threatens a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border, reports The Guardian. The launch was watched by the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, according to the North's...

South Korea retains PM who quit over ferry disaster

South Korea retains PM who quit over ferry disaster

South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, who offered to quit in April over the Sewol ferry disaster, will keep his job. President Park Geun-hye announced she would retain Chung, a decision she said was "agonising". Two candidates whom she handpicked have attracted controversy, prompting them to withdraw their nominations. Her administration has come under fire for...

Algeria thrash S.Korea 4-2

Algeria thrash S.Korea 4-2

Moments from South Korea versus Algeria World Cup match

  

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