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New South Korea president warns the North

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SEOUL - Park Geun-Hye became South Korea's first female president Monday, vowing zero tolerance with North Korean provocation and demanding Pyongyang "abandon its nuclear ambitions" immediately. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was singled out for a special greeting by brand new president Park Geun-hye at the inauguration reception line on Monday, and then had the best "seat" in the house for a Gangnam Style show.

As leader of Asia's fourth-largest economy, Ms Park, the 61-year-old daughter of late military strongman Ms Park Chung-Hee, faces challenges of slowing growth and soaring welfare costs in one of the world's most rapidly ageing societies.

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