Six other younger BTS members are to join the military in coming years one after another, meaning that the world's biggest boy band must take a hiatus, likely for a few years.
Nearly 400 South Koreans sent as children to families in the West want an inquiry, saying their adoptions were marred by fake documents that changed child identities or falsely declared them orphans.
In a country that uses different age-counting systems, South Koreans will change to an internationally recognized style. They could lose one or two years when the change goes into effect in June.
Demonstrators marched in South Korea's capital denouncing government attempts to force thousands of striking truckers back to work after they walked out in a dispute over the price of freight.
The 78-year-old Emmy nominee is accused of inappropriately touching a woman during a meeting in 2017. A South Korean outlet says Oh denies wrongdoing in the incident.
North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the sea, as the U.S sent two bombers over South Korea in a dueling display of military might that underscored rising tensions in the region.
Wednesday's launches marked the first time a North Korean missile had flown over the de facto maritime border separating the two Koreas since the Korean War ended in an armistice in 1953.
Police have assembled the crumpled shoes — part of the many personal objects left by victims and survivors of the tragedy — in hopes that the owners, or their friends and family, will retrieve them.
As the police launch an investigation, the country is mourning the victims of Saturday night's deadly stampede in Itaewon. Eyewitnesses are lamenting the lack of crowd control measures.
South Korean officials say at least 26 foreign nationals were among the more than 150 people killed in the incident in Seoul's Itaewon district. Many were young adults celebrating Halloween.