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DNA analysis technology leads to finding suspect in Korea's worst serial murder case

An advancement in DNA analysis technology has served as the key driver in identifying the prime suspect in South Korea's worst serial murder case for the first time in about 30 years. A 56-year-old-man, now in jail, is suspected of involvement in at least three of the deaths of 10 women who were raped and brutally killed in Hwaseong, some 60 kilometers south of Seoul, between 1986 and 1991, police said Thursday. The killing of the women whose ages ranged from 13 to 71 shook the country at that time due to the cruel manner of the crime.

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North Korea-themed pub? A risky business idea in Seoul

You may have thought that a North Korea-themed cafe or restaurant would be a hit in South Korea. But putting that business idea into action may get you into serious trouble. Earlier this week, the owner of a North Korea-themed pub in Seoul's Hongdae area removed a North Korean flag and portraits of the country's late leaders - Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il - from the building's exterior after police warned him. The owner of the Pyongyang Pub, which is still under construction, said he came up with the idea to promote his business, not the regime.

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Coming-of-age film looks back on male-dominated, competitive Korea in 1990s

There's something about the coming-of-age film “House of Hummingbird” - it offers a feel-good narrative, though the story centers on a teenage girl's personal struggle in a male-dominated, volatile society.

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US, NK should never lose golden chance for talks: unification chief

The United States and North Korea “should never lose their golden chance for peace talks,” even if both sides are still facing a tough road ahead to end decades of hostility and distrust, South Korea's unification minister said Thursday.

'Garden-fresh, less protein' - Dutch chef's motto for 2-Michelin-starred French restaurant

Comfort zone and hidebound are not the terms to describe chef Richard Ekkebus of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant Amber in Hong Kong. Starting with an apprenticeship under chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants in Holland, the Dutch chef built up an international reputation before settling in Hong Kong under the condition of freely carving his own path in French fine dining at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel.


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