N.Korean Rockets Fizzle
North Korea fired four short-range rockets from a new 300 mm launcher on Wednesday, but three of them exploded in mid-air or crashed immediately. The last one flew more than 200 km before falling harmlessly into the sea. >> Full Text

Ruling Party Sweeps By-Elections
The ruling Saenuri Party won a landslide victory in Wednesday's parliamentary by-elections, beating the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy in its traditional stronghold of South Jeolla Province. >> Full Text
Travel to Libya Banned for 6 Months
Worries are mounting about the safety of Korean construction personnel and disruption to their projects in Libya amid escalating violence there. In response, the government here issued a travel ban for the war-torn country. >> Full Text

Children beat the heat at a fountain during the annual ceramics festival in Gangjin, South Jeolla Province on Wednesday. /Newsis

A staffer shows stamps at Korea Post in Seoul on Wednesday to mark the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. /Newsis

Actress Cho Bo-ah poses at a press event for her new TV series in Seoul on Wednesday.

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