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[Provincial News] Yongin police open website to help foreigners
Yongin Dongbu Police Station has established a community website dedicated to offering interpretation and information-sharing services to foreigners. “Foreigners Help Center for Crisis Management" began operating on Feb. 1. It includes access to volunteers from the multicultural town watch, foreign students’ town watch and civilian translators to help foreigners not fluent in...
[Provincial News] Explore Yeosu's scenic beauty from above
A local airline will provide Korea’s first sky tour, in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province, from Feb. 25. Shinhan Airline said it will set up its main hub at Yeosu Airport. The tour gives a bird’s eye view of the beautiful beach line of Yeosu from a Cessna 208B, also known as the Grand Caravan.
National Library launches archive with 192 million pre-1950s news articles
The National Library has launched a website containing a massive volume of Korean news articles published before 1950. The “Korea Newspaper Archive” has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers. The site is based on a Linked on Data (LOD) system that allows articles from different sources to be categorized by keywords such as people and chronology. The site also has been...
'Pokemon Go' gets biggest update
Global hit mobile game Pokemon Go will receive its biggest update later this week. The game’s developer, Niantic Labs, said on its blog on Wednesday that it will be adding 80 more Pokemons that featured in the game’s two previous versions -- Pokemon Gold and Silver released in 2000. The update will also include new items to evolve Pokemon in various ways, as well as berries t...
Grammy-nominated British DJ convicted of drug smuggling
A Grammy-nominated British DJ was found guilty of smuggling drugs into South Korea last year. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced the DJ, 53, to a year in prison, suspended for two years. A Korean-American was fined 20 million won for buying and using the drugs.
Amusement park shakes off 'abandoned' rumors in int'l media
Employees at Gaya Land, an amusement park in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, were surprised to see articles had gone viral describing their workplace as “spooky,” “abandoned” and “the stuff of nightmares.” The park, which closed in 2011, reopened under new management on April 2, 2014. Now, all facilities have been refurbished and all rides are once again running. So it cam...
Scammer rips off millions posing as heiress
A woman who ripped off millions of won posing as an heiress has been jailed. The woman, surnamed Ma, 39, was sentenced to five years in prison. According to the Seoul Southern District Court on Tuesday, Ma scammed over 10 men posing as an heiress.
North Korea's long history of assassinations, terrorist acts [VIDEO]
The apparent assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, by the North has sharpened the edge of fading memories of the regime’s brutal terrorist attacks on South Korea. Here is a list of major assassinations and terrorist attacks the North has engineered since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War to get rid of important figures o...
Playboy brings back nudity
Nudity is returning to U.S. men’s magazine Playboy, starting from the March/April edition. Nude photos were dropped in March last year. Playboy’s new chief creative officer, Cooper Hefner, 25, the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, said removing nude pictures was a mistake.
Read all about it: Unsold newspapers reflect sinking industry
An internet shopping mall’s recent advert for 10 to 13 kilograms of unsold newspapers shows the dark reality of Korea’s declining newspaper industry. The newspapers, 80 in a batch, are being sold for 7,000 won ($6.15) through several online shopping channels. According to the resellers, the newspapers can be used as heat insulation, wrapping paper, pads for household pets, wi...