South Korea


South Korean Mayor Trashes Beach Ahead of Coastal Cleanup

The government official wanted to give people something to pick up for International Coastal Cleanup Day, so he flooded the beach with trash.


A Doctor in South Korea Performed an Abortion on the Wrong Woman

She was six-weeks pregnant.


North Korea Said It Wants to Restart Nuclear Talks. Then It Tested Two More Missiles.

North Korea's short-range arsenal doesn't cross Washington's red line, but the missiles could hit U.S. allies Japan and South Korea.


South Korea Is Saying Goodbye to Classic Karaoke Bars and Late-Night Hangouts with Co-Workers

It was once a common practice for employees to bond with their bosses in karaoke bars after work.


A Six-Year-Old Korean YouTuber Just Bought a Home Worth $8 Million

Her multimillion-dollar purchase comes after critics accused the star’s parents of child abuse and profiting off her wild success.


South Korea Fighter Jets Just Fired 360 Warning Shots at a Russian Aircraft

Russia hasn't said what its aircraft was doing there, but it fits a pattern of the Kremlin trying to stoke tensions in the region — and it worked.


South Korean Military’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Fosters a Culture of Abuse

Amnesty International’s new report reveals disturbing evidence of violence and bullying towards gay and trans soldiers.


Inside the Dance School Fighting for a Safe Queer, Feminist Space in Seoul

Luddan is part of a growing movement that’s using art to break apart South Korea’s gender binaries.


North Korea Reportedly Has Over 300 Public Execution Sites

A human rights group in South Korea found that offences ranging from stealing a cow to watching a South Korean TV show has got citizens killed.


Parents in South Korea Are Upset They Can’t Beat Their Kids Anymore

The country’s plan to scrap the law allowing parents to physically discipline their children is causing quite the controversy among adults.


You Can Now Hike Along the World’s Most Heavily-Armed Border

The demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea has been opened to civilians for the very first time. And it's crawling with rare and endangered wildlife.