Park ousted, sparking violent protests

South Korea's top court threw impeached President Park Geun Hye (left) out of office yesterday in a ruling that enraged her supporters, two of whom were killed in clashes with police. But the news was cheered by thousands of anti-Park protesters. It
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South Korea's top court threw impeached President Park Geun Hye (left) out of office yesterday in a ruling that enraged her supporters, two of whom were killed in clashes with police. But the news was cheered by thousands of anti-Park protesters. It
President Park Geun HyePHOTO: REUTERS

South Korea's top court threw impeached President Park Geun Hye out of office yesterday in a ruling that enraged her supporters, two of whom were killed in clashes with police. But the news was cheered by thousands of anti-Park protesters. It was a humiliating end for Ms Park, 65, who took office as the country's first woman president in February 2013 but found her presidency unravelling over a graft scandal, amid rising tensions with North Korea and China.

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