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Tue, May 30, 2023 | 13:48
Police make study rooms for mentally challenged
A district police department has published photos from its community outreach project that helps mentally challenged students get a study room at home. According to the Gwangju District Police Department's Facebook page, "The love house project" had helped a mentally disabled woman who took on the role of mother to her two younger sisters.
Japanese TV host in hot seat over remarks on Korea
A former journalist and TV host is under fire from Korean media for saying there is a reason behind "Korea's inferiority complex." Akira Ikegami, a former NHK journalist, spoke on Fuji TV last Friday on a show titled "Akira Ikegami's urgent special _ the puzzle of Korea, seemingly aware but unaware."
Neighbors catch pair who jumped in suicide bid
Two men have caught a mother and daughter who jumped from their sixth-floor home, saving their lives. According to Gwangju District Police, a woman, 36, held her daughter, 8, and jumped about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday after screaming “Help us” for more than 10 minutes.
Woman torched boyfriend's home: police
A woman, 22, allegedly set fire to her boyfriend’s home Tuesday night after a fight with him, police said. The North Chuncheong Provincial fire department said it took 10 minutes to put out the fire, but it caused about 1.8 million won ($1,604) damage.
Baristas, and waiters cover faces amid MERS fears
Coffee shops and restaurants have been on high alert amid fears of the spread of the deadly virus that causesover the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are taking steps to reassure customers.
Breaking: Death toll rises to 7; 95 confirmed cases
Another confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient, a 68-year-old woman, died Tuesday, raising the disease’s death toll in Korea to seven, health officials said. Meanwhile, eight more suspected MERS patients were confirmed to have the disease, bringing that number to 95.
Camels return from MERS quarantine
Two camels at Seoul’s zoo have been released from seclusion after testing negative for the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Fire in controversial Lotte World Tower
A fire broke out in an underground grocery store in the controversial Lotte World Tower in southeastern Seoul on early on Monday morning.
Five more hospitals disclosed
The Ministry of Health and Welfare released the names of five hospitals and clinics in addition to the 24 previous released that have treated patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). “There have been 147 quarantined in Konkuk University Medical Center, and 239 in Gangdong Kyung Hee University Medical Center,” a health official was quoted as saying.
Sixth death from MERS, 23 more cases confirmed
An 80-year-old man died Monday as a result of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), increasing the death toll to six as the government confirmed 23 more cases. The total number of patients stands at 87. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Central MERS Response Team, 17 of the 23 contracted the MERS virus from the fourteenth patient at Samsung Medical Center i...