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· November, 2010

Stories about South Korea from November, 2010

WikiLeaks About Korea

  30 November 2010

While Robert Koehler wrote some talking points about WikiLeaks in about Korea, Allahpundit from Hotair.com coalesced and commented on media reports on WikiLeaks regarding Korea's possible reunification and its relation with China.

Korea: Artillery Shots Heard From South Korean Island

  26 November 2010

Sounds of artillery shots were heard inland of North Korea this afternoon, audible from South Korea's YeonPyeong island. Although the firing was not directed at South Korea, it has successfully frightened many South Koreans. Some Twitters sarcastically commented [ko] as ‘North Korea is taking advantage of the unprecedentedly high level...

Korea: Paulo Coelho Joined the #Prayforkorea in Twitter

  25 November 2010

After North Korea's artillery shelling on a South Korean island, killing two marines and two civilians and wounding at least a dozen people, twitterers, both local and international, have joined the #prayforkorea discusssion. Paulo Coelho, the Brazilian star writer, tweeted “On the verge of a war: Twitter can do nothing, but prayers can. #prayforkorea #importantnews”

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North Korea/South Korea: Deadly Skirmish, Live On Twitter

  23 November 2010

North Korea has fired more than a hundred artillery rockets at South Korea's YeonPyeong Island near its western border, killing two South Korean marines, injuring at least a dozen and setting buildings on fire. South Koreans have used Twitter to vent their angers, fears and worries.

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Korea: Concerns loom over volcanic activity on Baekdu Mountain

  20 November 2010

In South Korea, public concerns are looming over the possible eruption of volcanic Baekdu Mountain, located on the border between North Korea and China. Experts predict that Baekdu’s damage could be ten to a hundred times greater than that caused by the April 2010 eruptions in Iceland.

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Taiwan: National dignity hurt in the Asian Games

  19 November 2010

On November 17, leading Taiwanese Taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified from the 2010 Asian Games during a match with a Vietnamese competitor for “wearing non-certified electronic foot equipment” or “electronic socks”. The incident has stirred up a lot of emotions in Taiwan.

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China: Reporter steps up to Obama and asks for trouble

  18 November 2010

At a press conference held by American president Obama in Korea this week, one highly popular young reporter became the center of polarizing controversy at home not due to the content of his question, but in how it was asked.

Korea: Serious Concerns Over Possible Volcanic Eruption in N. Korea

  17 November 2010

As South Korean government discusses launching a task force to prepare for possible volcanic eruption of Mount Paekdu, the highest mountain in North Korea, twitterers have nervously retweeted Wikitree's article[ko] telling that the Paekdu's eruption may cause far greater damage than Iceland's volcanic eruption did in April.

S.Korea:Korea's Human Rights Watchdog On the Verge of Collapse

  15 November 2010

South Korea's National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) is rapidly falling apart due to severe internal conflicts initially caused by the elegibility of the new head of the watchdog group who has no proven track record of defending human rights.  57 peoples from the Commission offered to resigned today, Korea's @WikiTree [ko] tweeted.

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South Korea: An Indie Band's Death and the ‘Acorn’ Controversy

  13 November 2010

Following the death of indie band member Lee Jin-won, Korean bloggers and Twitterers are boiling mad over the music industry's unfair distribution system. Lee is reported to have lived near poverty line, even after his album made minor successes. What shocked most Koreans is a rumor that Lee had been paid in 'Acorns', one internet site's virtual money, which has no value in the offline world.

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Video: It Gets Better for Queer Youth

  10 November 2010

The It Gets Better Project was started by Dan Savage as a way of preventing gay teens from committing suicide through videos explaining what gay adult life could be: lots better. And from different corners of the world, other people are also sharing their stories.

South Korea: Unicef T-shirt Guy Blocked From Entering G20 Venue

  10 November 2010

As G 20 Summit kicks off tomorrow, the summit venue is under maximum security. The government's ‘too much security’, though understandable, has drawn public annoyance online. Twitterer @michaelPARK83 tweeted that he had been blocked [ko]from entering the summit venue only because he was wearing a T-shirt with certain words on, which was ‘Unicef’.

South Korea:Airport-Level Security At G20 Summit Venue

  8 November 2010

With the G20 Seoul Summit (Nov. 11 and 12) drawing near, the administration has toughen security at the Summit's official venue, the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center. Several thousands of people commuting to Coex everyday, however, are slightly annoyed by tight security and tweeted frequent pat-downs and screenings.

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