N.Korea Asks Iran for Drought Relief
North Korea has asked the Iranian Red Crescent for emergency relief after the worst drought in a century, Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Thursday. North Korean Ambassador to Iran Kang Sam-hyon asked the head of the Iranian Red Crescent for humanitarian aid on Tuesday. >> Full Text

Death Toll from China Bus Crash Rises to 11
The death toll from a bus accident in China rose to 11 as the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead Thursday. He had been in a coma since the bus carrying 26 Korean government workers on a training program veered off a bridge in northeastern China earlier this week. >> Full Text

Korea Waives Visa Fees for Chinese Tourists
The government is coming up with various measures to lure back tourists who have been scared off by the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The Justice Ministry said it is waiving visa fees for group travelers from China, extending their authorized stay and offering visa-free entry to more visitors. >> Full Text

Models pose with pandas made of recycled paper during an international environment campaign in Seoul on Thursday.

Attendants rehearse an award ceremony for the Summer Universiade in Gwangju on Thursday.

Emilia Clarke attends a press event for the Hollywood blockbuster "Terminator Genisys" in Seoul on Thursday.

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