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

Korea Aims for 2nd-Place Finish at Upcoming Asian Games
More than 13,000 athletes will descend on Incheon for the 17th Asian Games in just 50 days. Athletes from 45 Asian countries will compete in 35 disciplines during the 16-day event. This is the third Asian Games hosted by Korea. >> 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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