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Thu, June 1, 2023 | 11:11
Netizens ask court to block MBC program about Tablo
A group of Internet users who doubt the academic background of Tablo, rapper of hip-hop group “Epik High,” filed an injunction with a court against MBC, the nation’s second largest broadcaster, demanding the suspension of airing a TV program known to be favorable to the singer.
Another death reported at Hankook Tire plant
Another factory worker at the Hankook Tire plant in Daejeon died Saturday, reigniting concerns over workplace safety at the nation’s largest tire manufacturer.
Seoul Plaza opening to rallies
The Seoul Metropolitan Council on Monday announced a revised ordinance allowing all forms of assemblies to take place at Seoul Plaza without prior approval from the city administration. The rule went into effect immediately.
Children with pets likely to be healthier
Pets are good for children, especially dogs. Children who raise pets are more active and possibly healthier than those who don’t according to a research conducted by a group of doctors and scholars at St George's University of London, earlier last week.
G20 summit offers golden opportunity to show the best of Korea
More than 20,000 people are expected to visit Korea during the G20 Summit and associated business meetings in November, which will be a great opportunity to show off the country has to offer.
[HS] Will semi-basement flats disappear?
Seoul City has decided to restrict buildings from having “banjiha” or semi-basement houses as part of a package of measures to keep residential areas from becoming flooded.
Diabetes drug Avandia to be pulled from shelves
U.K.-based GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s blockbuster anti-diabetes pill “Avandia” faces being banned in the Korean market as the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) on Friday ordered doctors to refrain from prescribing it for type-2 diabetes patients.
Teen moms rights to study will be protected
The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education on Sunday asked schools in the capital city to provide a friendlier environment and atmosphere so teenage mothers could pursue their academic careers without discrimination.
Teachers verbal abuse to be banned
Beginning next year, any form of verbal abuse inflicted by teachers on their students within classrooms will be banned as the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education sets out its guidelines to better protect the rights of students.
Chuseok holiday exodus begins
The annual exodus toward hometowns for family reunions for the Tuesday through Thursday Chuseok holiday started Monday. With millions of people hitting the road, extreme traffic congestion is expected on highways, according to the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs.