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'Empress Ki,' S. Koreans' favorite show: poll

SEOUL, March 25 (Yonhap) -- South Koreans' favorite TV show is "Empress Ki," an epic drama about a Korean-born empress of the Chinese Yuan Dynasty, a survey showed Tuesday. The MBC TV drama received the largest 10.8 percent support in a telephone survey conducted by Gallup Korea of 1,216 adults around the country earlier this month. MBC's long-running entertainment show "Infinite Challenge" came in second with 9.9 percent, followed by KBS 2TV's entertainment show "One Night Two Days" (6.3 percent) and SBS's "Running Man" with 5.9 percent.

TV special unleashed the trauma of Korea's divided families

Thirty years ago, South Korea's state broadcaster KBS decided to help reunite families separated by the chaos of the Korean War, and put together a live TV special with a 95-minute time slot. The programme ended up over-running; not by hours, days, or even weeks, but by four months. "Does Anyone Know This Person?" was the title of the special -- a seemingly innocuous question that KBS producers hoped might jog a few memories and, maybe, help bring some broken families back together.

Male rights activist jumps off bridge after pleading for donation

SEOUL, July 26 (Yonhap) -- A search continued into the night Friday for a male rights activist who jumped off a bridge into the Han River in Seoul after declaring that he will commit suicide if he failed to raise funds for his financially troubled organization, police said.

South Korea hit by massive cyberattack

Seoul, Mar 20 (EFE).- A cyberattack on Wednesday paralyzed computer systems at South Korea's main television stations and three of the country's largest banks. The KBS, MBC and YTN networks and the Shinhan, Jeju and Nonghyup banks reported to the National Police at 2 p.m. that their computer networks suddenly had been interrupted for unknown reasons. Woori, the country's largest bank, also experienced the attack but had countermeasures in place that managed to thwart the intruders.
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