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South Korea

Pope Francis leaves South Korea after 5-day trip urging peace - @AP

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South Korea

Photo: Pope Francis poses for a selfie with a young Catholic activitst in South Korea - @itvnews

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South Korea

Photo: Huge crowd in front of Seoul's Gwanghwamun Gate; Pope Francis about to beatify 124 Catholic martyrs - @WilliamsJon

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Asia

China blocks travel for some hoping to join youth celebration for first papal visit to Asia in 15 years - @Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea officials: Rocket firing earlier this week not timed to coincide with papal visit to South - @Reuters

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Japan war shrine visits

Japan PM Shinzo Abe's offering to Tokyo war dead shrine on anniversary of Japan's defeat in WWII angers South Korea and China - @reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea launches several missiles into the sea to coincide with a visit by Pope Francis to South Korea - @SkyNews

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Korean Air Lines says it will suspend flights to and from Nairobi, Kenya, to prevent spread of Ebola - @Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korean Defense Ministry says North Korea fired short-range projectiles into the sea - @AP

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South Korea

South Korea's central bank lowers key interest rate for 1st time in 15 months - @AP

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South Korea

Pope Francis arrives in South Korea for 5-day visit - @AFP

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markets

Asian markets at midday: Shanghai up 0.3% at break, HK down 0.2%, Sensex down 0.7%, Taiex down 0.9%, Kospi down 1%, ASX down 1.1% and Nikkei down 2.8% - @KitchenNews via @MarketWatch

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Ferry sinks off South Korean coast, April 16, 2014

South Korea's President Park slams prosecution, police over bungled manhunt for ferry owner - @YonhapNews

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South Korea

2 South Korean ruling-party lawmakers face summonses over alleged graft - @YonhapNews

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea broadcast: US-South Korean joint drill 'is little short of a declaration of a nuclear war' - @W7VOA

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South Korea

South Korean voters in 15 districts gave President Park Geun-hye's ruling party an enhanced parliamentary majority in by-elections - @Reuters

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Ferry sinks off South Korean coast, April 16, 2014

Student survivor testifies at South Korea ferry sinking trial: 'We said to ourselves, 'why aren't they coming in?'' - @itvnews

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Ferry sinks off South Korean coast, April 16, 2014

Update: Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testify in murder trial of captain, crew; recall repeatedly told to stay put as ship sank - @AFP

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Ferry sinks off South Korean coast, April 16, 2014

Student witnesses begin offering testimony in trial of captain, crew members in South Korean ferry disaster - @AFP

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korea says North Korea fired short-range missile into waters off its coast in latest test-firing - @AP

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