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South Korea launches its first rocket into space

South Korea launches its first rocket into space

South Korea has launched its first rocket into space just a week after the Naro Space Centre abandoned a first attempt because of a software glitch.

Seoul says the launch is meant to get the country into the satellite market, but North Korea remains skeptical.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from Seoul, the South Korean capital.


Kim Dae-jung aids Korean unity in life and death

Kim Dae-jung aids Korean unity in life and death

In life and in death, Kim Dae-jung, the former South Korean president, has helped to inch the two Koreas towards warmer ties.

Kim’s “sunshine policy” led to rapprochement between the rivals in the 90s and now his death has led to a cooling of tensions that have been rising in the peninsula for the last few months, with North Korea announcing plans to send a delegation to attend his state funeral.

Tony Birtley reports from Seoul.


South Korean blogger under fire

The South Korean economy has been hit hard by the global downturn, with more than 100,000 losing their jobs in the past month alone.

Now the government is going after internet critics of its handling of the economic crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.


South Koreans cash in on cyber gaming craze

 

In South Korea, one third of the population is playing internet games.

For some, it is not only a hobby but a well-paid profession. Corporations sponsor teams and provide housing where players live and practice together.

Al Jazeera’s David Hawkins reports from a competition in Seoul, where thousands of fans cheer the contestants.