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Patrick Conway from Co Derry lives in  south Korea

Patrick Conway works as an English instructor at The Republic of Korea Naval Academy in the port city of Jinhae, near Busan in South Korea. He mainly (...)

People mark the 85th  anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in Pyongyang. Photograph: (North) Korean Central News Agency/Reuters

North Korea has staged a giant artillery firing drill to mark the 85th founding anniversary of its military, South Korean media reported, a move seen (...)

The Uruguay navy said it is becoming less likely than any survivors from the ore carrier will be found. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Uruguay’s navy said on Sunday it was losing hope of finding alive any of 22 crew members missing two days after a South Korean ore carrier sank in the(...)

Philip Brett: ‘I’ve taken advantage of the many free hours that come with my job to follow whatever mad plans pop into my head.’

Although he chose to move to Korea because it offered English teachers a high salary, Philip Brett says it has opened up a world of opportunity to hi(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

File photograph of former ‘comfort woman’ Kim Bok-dong near a statue of her in Seoul, South Korea. File photograph: Yonhap/EPA

Japan said on Friday it was temporarily recalling its ambassador to South Korea over a statue commemorating the Korean women forced to work in Japanes(...)

Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure (right) and director Thierry Frémaux at a news conference to announce  competing films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Paris, France, April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

“We hope to show the state of cinema in Spring 2016,” Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, told an expectant audience in Paris this(...)

It’s Monday morning in Busan, South Korea. I’m sitting at my desk in the staff office of Gaya Girls’ Middle School, preparing the day’s lessons. Sudde(...)