We begin with the response from the nation's top office to North Korea's latest aggressions.
President Park Geun-hye called for a meeting with her security ministers on this Friday following North Korea's shelling across the western maritime border the night before.
She expressed deep regret over Pyongyang's latest provocation as South Korea is still mourning the loss of hundreds of lives from last month's ferry disaster.
The president called on the military and related agencies to stay focused on protecting the safety of South Koreans living on the western sea border islands.
She also discussed bolstering Seoul's defense readiness with Washington, and cooperating with neighboring countries like China, when it comes to North Korea issues.