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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 17:37
1 in 3 school violence victims unable to get help: survey
One out of three children who suffered school violence and reported it in hope of receiving assistance could not get any help, a recent report shows. According to the Korea Educational Development Institute's 2022 report on school violence released on Friday, among students who have experienced school violence, 90.8 percent reported the incidents to school authorities, parent...
World Taekwondo's Hope and Dreams Sports Festival brings Syrian refugee athletes together
AMMAN, Jordan - The second annual edition of World Taekwondo's (WT) Hope and Dreams Championships was held in the Jordanian capital Amman, Monday, bringing together around 300 young Syrian refugee taekwondo athletes sheltered in Jordan. The competition was the closing event of a three-day festival titled, “Hope and Dreams Sports Festival,” organized by WT and Taekwondo Humani...
Syrian family builds hope through taekwondo at Azraq refugee camp
AZRAQ, Jordan - Taekwondo runs in the six-member Syrian Al-Ayoub family and offers a chance for a better life inside and outside the refugee camp where they have lived since 2016. The family fled from a rural village in their homeland Syria to neighboring Jordan at the outbreak of the civil war.
Lawmakers seek to investigate victims of Korean soldiers during Vietnam War
Lawmakers urged the government, Thursday, to launch a probe into atrocities committed by Korean troops during their 1964-73 participation in the Vietnam War. The bill proposed by Rep. Kang Min-jung of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and 24 other opposition lawmakers is aimed to launch a special investigation committee to uncover massacres, cruelty, sexual ...
World Taekwondo to hold refugee sports festival in Jordan next week
World Taekwondo (WT) will hold a three-day sports festival for refugees at Azraq refugee camp in Jordan next week as part of the organization's 50th anniversary projects to send a message of peace via sports.
Scholar who shed light on Korea's housing architecture history dies
Park Cheol-soo, a Korean scholar and housing and urban design professor at the University of Seoul, who conducted extensive research into the modern and contemporary architecture of Korean housing, died, Tuesday. He was 64.
10 more hanok villages to be built in Seoul within next decade
Seoul will build 10 new hanok villages within the next 10 years, increasing the nation's attractive heritage architecture for the pleasure of the city's visitors and residents. The Seoul Metropolitan Government unveiled its new master plan to manage and develop Korean traditional architecture under the title “Seoul Hanok Recreation 4.0,” at a press conference held in City Hal...
Treatment of Korean rescue dogs in eathquake-hit Turkey ignites animal rights debate
Specially trained dogs sent to assist in search and rescue missions with their Korean disaster relief teams in earthquake-hit Turkey have taken center stage for their heroic role in saving lives. Last Thursday, along with the Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT), four rescue dogs from Korea ― Labrador retrievers “Tobaek” and “Tina,” and Belgian Malinois “Tori” and “Haetae” ― wer...
Jeju seeks to lure back Chinese tourists as gov't lifts visa ban
The southern resort island of Jeju seeks to attract Chinese tourists again by restoring direct flights between the island and China after the Korean government resumed issuing short-term visas to foreign arrivals from China starting Saturday. The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province announced via a press release, Friday, that it “welcomes” the government's decision to reissue...
Suncheon seeks to turn into garden city through expo
The southern coastal city of Suncheon plans to present an eco-friendly future urban planning design that enables carbon neutrality through an international expo that will be held in April for the first time in 10 years. Suncheon held a press conference, Friday, in Seoul, to mark a 50-day countdown to the seven-month Suncheonman International Garden Expo.
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