Korean Star Latest to Attempt Suicide in High-Pressure K-Pop World

South Korean pop star Goo Ha-ra reportedly survived a suicide attempt Sunday amid an increasingly messy legal dispute with an ex-boyfriend, who she has accused of physical assault and attempted use of revenge porn to silence her. He also pressed charges against her for alleged domestic assault.

South Korea's pop girl group KARA's Goo Ha-ra arrives for a press conference in Singapore, Tuesday July 10, 2012. KARA is scheduled to perform their one-night concert here as a campaign to launch their own line of perfume fragrance "K5J" or "K 5 Jewel". (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

K-Pop Stars to Tour North Korea

South Korean “K-Pop” stars will tour North Korea next month as Seoul continues attempts to soften relations between itself and the rogue communist state.

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World View: China-North Korea Tensions High After Nuclear Test

Contents: North Korea’s explosion was probably not a ‘hydrogen bomb’; South Korea resumes broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers; North Korea’s nuclear test revives memories of the 2010 Cheonan attack; China faces limited influence and high frustration dealing with North Korea

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Feds Deny Mistaking K-Pop Girl Band for Prostitutes

A South Korean girl band made waves this week when its management team said band members were detained and denied entry at Los Angeles International Airport because authorities believed they were prostitutes — but a federal official has since denied the claims, saying the group did not possess the proper visas to enter the United States.