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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Wed, October 20, 2021 | 20:07
Gov't issues warning over increasing number of jellyfish in southern waters
Unusually large numbers of Nomura's jellyfish that are drifting in Korean waters have triggered the government here to issue a warning regarding the giant jellyfish whose long tentacles can deliver a painful sting that in rare cases could even be life threatening to humans.
K-pop singer comes out as bisexual
A K-pop star from now-defunct girl band Wa$$up has come out as bisexual. On July 15, Jiae posted a photo on Instagram of herself and another woman standing next to her closely, who were both mirrored on a window looking out at a night view of the city. The star left a one-liner comment with the photo, which, although not clear in meaning, mentioned “LG” and “BT” - a reference...
3 endangered species spotted by same camera
The Ministry of Environment has captured what it called “extremely rare” sightings of three endangered species by the same camera in less than a month at a national park in South Jeolla Province.
Local singing legend blamed for hiking virus concerns with 24,000 fans at Daegu concerts
Legendary trot singer Na Hoon-a is facing public criticism after having drawn 24,000 fans to his concerts in Daegu amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases across the country. Na, 74, held six concerts, titled “AGAIN,” at EXCO in Daegu's Buk District from July 16 to 18. The concert organizer limited each concert to 4,000 people and all six sold out.
Endangered black-faced spoonbill saved in Korea returns home from China
A black-faced spoonbill - an endangered species of bird - that was saved and raised by humans until being released into the wild at its birthplace in Korea has made a migratory return after almost a year. Experts said it has provided them with a valuable case to study further how to conserve the species.
Professional baseball players under fire for violating quarantine rules
Several Korean professional baseball players are under fire for causing this summer's season to grind to an abrupt halt by testing positive for COVID-19 after violating quarantine rules. Three NC Dinos players tested positive after inviting women to their rooms for “drinks” at a Seoul hotel where they stayed from July 5 to 7 for an away game against a rival team. Making matte...
Two men stabbed to death at Incheon car dealership
Two men were found dead at an Incheon car dealership on Thursday morning. According to police, one of the victims, in his late 50s, was identified as the owner of the business in Gyeyang District. The other, also in his late 50s, was identified as an employee there.
Gov't seeks land to operate new waste treatment facilities
The Ministry of Environment said Wednesday that it will begin seeking land to build special facilities dedicated to the treatment of waste, which the country plans to introduce nationwide later this year.
'#BoycottZukerman' spreads online after master violinist's offensive remarks against Asians
The hashtag, “#Boycott Zukerman,” has recently been spreading online after Israeli-American violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman was found to have made “anti-Asian remarks” during his online masterclass in June and other occasions.
29 million farmed abalone off South Jeolla Province killed by monsoon downpours
An abalone farmer in Gangjin County in South Jeolla Province ― whose abalone farmed in waters near Maryang Harbor were killed after a monsoon downpour earlier this month kneels on top of the dead abalone before Minister of Oceans and Fisheries Moon Seong-hyeok and his aides, askin...
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