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Huawei's Plans for Foldable, 5G-Enabled Smartphone Confirmed by CEO

After bringing an army of thin-bezel smartphones, companies such as Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola are apparently working on their foldable models. But CEO Richard Yu has now confirmed that unlike i...

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The Little Drummer Girl review: BBC’s new John Le Carré adaptation is a compelling, edge-of-the-s...

The Little Drummer Girl, the latest adaptation of a John Le Carré spy novel, made as a multi-part series for television, brings together some top notch European acting talent and esteemed director ...

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North Korea bought at least $640 million in luxury goods from China in 2017, South Korea lawmaker...

North Korea imported at least $640 million worth of luxury goods from China last year, in defiance of UN sanctions outlawing such trade over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, a South Ko...

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Asian Champions Trophy: India hammer Asian Games champions Japan 9-0

The Indian men's hockey team put up a clinical performance against Japan, demolishing the Asiad gold-medallists 9-0 for its third win in as many matches at the Asian Champions Trophy. As many as si...

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Me and my (porn) shadow: 'Spycam' epidemic seizes South Korea

South Korea is in the grip of a 'spycam' epidemic, with covert footage of sex, nudity and urination posted online in what amounts to a "social death penalty" for thousands of women forced to live w...

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North Korea’s box of bones: A mythical king and the dream of Korean unification

It’s the stuff of an Indiana Jones movie: supernatural kings, ancient tombs, and government-backed archaeologists striving to harness the power of legend for a greater cause. On a divided Korean pe...

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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name "Korea" is derived from Goryeo, a dynasty which ruled in the Middle Ages. Its neighbors are China to the west, Japan to the east, and North Korea to the north.