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Elite university student accused of sexual assault
Police are investigating a male student from Pohang University of Science and Technology (PUST) over the alleged sexual assault of two female students during a freshman orientation.
[Provincial News] Seoul reopens 'dog parks'
Seoul City will reopen its “dog parks” from March 1, ending their winter closure for safety reasons. Seoul has three dog parks -- at Seoul Children’s Grand Park, Peace Park at World Cup Park and Boramae Park -- where pets can play with mini hurdles and other toys with their owners.
[Provincial News] Gangnam-gu celebrates Independence Movement Day
Seoul’s Gangnam-gu district will celebrate the 98th Independence Movement Day on Wednesday with a variety of events and discounts. The local government will promote the Independence Movement Day with the motto “A nation that forgets its past has no future.” “We will be encouraging residents to hang Taegeukgi, Korea’s national flag, voluntarily by using the motto,” said Gangna...
[Provincial News] 'Chicken plus Beer Festival' recruits foreign promoters
Daegu Chimac Festival, where “chimac” is Korean slang for the combination of chicken and beer, is recruiting foreign “Chicken Leaders” to promote the 2017 festival, which will run from July 19-23. The Korea Chimac Industry Association Corporation (KCIA) will be hosting the event in Daegu, about 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, for the fifth year. KCIA plans to recruit 20 en...
SAT fortifies bylaws to stop college exam cheats
College Board, the owner of the SAT, the U.S. college entrance exam, is clamping down on cheating domestically and abroad. The new security measures came into effect Tuesday to stem worldwide test stealing and other cheating in recent years. SAT cheating has become a major problem, especially in Asia.
Fake news kills Mokpo taxi murder victim 'TWICE'
Korean trot singer Im Ji-an, whose younger sister was allegedly killed by a Mokpo taxi driver at the weekend, has pleaded with the media and public to stop spreading false claims about her sibling. Im’s sister, 28, died after an alleged failed sexual assault in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province, around 3:40 a.m. Saturday. Police arrested the taxi driver on Sunday after Im’s family...
Alert: 3,890 wild tigers left on earth
Wild tigers, the majestic animals that once roamed the earth in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the number of tigers has to 3,890 worldwide. Although this is a slight increase from 3,200 in 2010, the tiger population has fallen 97 percent from a century ago.
[Job News] North Korean university recruits English teachers
Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), North Korea's first privately funded university, is recruiting English teachers. The school is receiving applications from candidates in dozens of countries, many of which are ironically non-English speaking, such as South Korea, China and Japan.
Kim Jong-nam's last minutes [VIDEO]
Dramatic CCTV footage shows the last moments of Kim Jong-nam’s life. The video begins with Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As Kim moves toward a ticket machine, the suspects are shown hovering in the vicinity. One woman suddenly approaches Kim from behind and holds something, possibly a poisonous s...
Japanese preschool investigated for hate speech
Tsukamoto Kindergarten, a preschool in Osaka city, Japan, is being investigated for allegedly handing out flyers containing hate speech against Koreans living in Japan and against Chinese people, Kyodo News reported on Thursday. “Korean residents in Japan and Chinese people are devious,” read the flyer that the kindergarten allegedly distributed. Kyodo News also pointed out t...