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Father jailed for beating son for not picking winning horses through prayer
A man who assaulted his teenage son for years for not predicting the winners of horse races has been jailed. The father, surnamed Seo, was sentenced to four years and six months in prison and to 80 hours in an anti-child abuse program. According to the Jeju District Court on Monday, Seo had previously been jailed for child abuse.
Incheon police under fire for using patriotism symbol on anti-terrorism posters
Incheon Bupyeong Police Station is facing a barrage of criticism after using a handprint of prominent independence fighter Ahn Jung-guen in anti-terrorism posters. The print of Ahn’s left hand is widely considered a symbol of patriotism. Ahn had his left hand printed shortly before being executed for assassinating Ito Hirobumi, the first governor of the colonized Korean Penin...
Former idol weds amid criticism from fans
Moon Hee-joon, a member of first K-pop generation boy band H.O.T, married K-pop girl band Crayon Pop member Soyul on Sunday with fans criticizing Moon for being disloyal to them. They claim Moon raised money for his wedding by asking unreasonable ticket prices for his 20th anniversary concerts last November. Criticizing Moon for thinking of his fans as an “ATM,” fans have exp...
[Crime Scene] Two cleared over death of man who carried out sex act
Police have cleared two civilians over a man’s death during a citizens’ arrest. The civilians, surnamed Kim and Kwon, saw the man carrying out a sexual act near a villa in Suwon on Aug. 13, 2016. They chased the man and caught him after he collided with a power pole. They subdued him and handed him to the police, but he died en route to the police station.
Prosecution to summon Samsung Lee Jae-yong Monday
The special prosecution team said that it summon Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong on 9:30 a.m. Monday, over bribery allegation involving Choi Soon-sil scandal.
Ban Ki-moon leaves for Kenya for family reunion
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon left Korea for Kenya Thursday to reunite with his family. Ban will visit his youngest daughter, Hyun-hee, a UNICEF employee, and his son-in-law, Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya. “Ban and his wife will visit his daughter’s family and come back on Feb. 16,” Ban’s close aide said. “Although this is a pe...
'Cadaver proof shot' doctors face punishment
Five doctors who photographed their autopsy practice session and posted the image on Instagram face severe punishment. The health ministry and the Korean Medical Association (KMA) are in talks over penalty options, including invalidating their licenses to practice. The punishment action started when the photo triggered public outrage after its posting on Tuesday, especially o...
Nothing says 'I love you' like a heart-shaped lemon
Those wanting something exotic or extraordinary to give their lover for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day fear not! A farm in Hiroshima Prefecture may hold the answer. It has succeeded in producing a heart-shaped lemon, according to the Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese news outlet. Onomichi, in the prefecture, is known for its lemons, and since 1998 farmers have been experimenting to develop heart-shaped fruit.
Why did F-15K fighter jets make emergency takeoff?
A mysterious flying object that caused two F-15K fighter jets to be scrambled on Jan. 12 was a toy balloon, according to the Korea Air Force on Tuesday. The Air Force was on alert because, just three days before, 10 Chinese fighter jets and bombers broke into South Korean airspace in an apparent protest against the plan to deploy a U.S. missile defense system on Korean soil.
US senator's gaffe: Russia 'invading' Korea [VIDEO]
She went on to say “and the fact that he is wrapping his arms around Putin while Putin is continuing to advance into Korea.” She did not elaborate on which Korea she was referring to but South and North Korea have never been invaded by Russia.