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Gov't to exclude extra-hard questions from state-run college entrance exam
The government is set to make the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) easier by excluding questions at the highest level of difficulty from the state-administered college entrance exam, starting with September's mock test, to tackle the country's dependence on private education.
Escaping the heat
Tourists enjoy a water jet boat ride in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, Sunday, as Korea issued the first heat wave advisory of the year in 13 regions across the country, including Seoul and surrounding eastern Gyeonggi Province. The scorching heat is expected to continue this week w...
Daegu's queer festival perseveres despite conservative opposition's intimidation tactics
Korea's southern conservative stronghold of Daegu saw an unwavering will to celebrate the identity and integrity of sexual minorities, Saturday, despite strong opposition from the city mayor and conservative Christian protesters.
'Unpopular' medical departments face shortage of doctors
Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), one of Korea's most advanced medical centers, is seeing a doctor shortage in 'unpopular' medical departments like surgery and emergency medicine, according to data released Wednesday. Doctors are found to prefer medical specialties such as plastic surgery and dermatology for better payments and working conditions.
BTS fans flock to purple-lit Seoul for group's 10th anniversary
Quan Luu, 44, flew to Seoul from Australia last Friday on a seven-day trip to celebrate K-pop giant BTS' 10th anniversary, which fell on Tuesday. Dressed in purple, the signature color of the group and its fans, she posed for a photo in front of the giant graffiti portrait of the seven members still in progress at HYBE's headquarters in Seoul's Yongsan District.
Aging infrastructure in Bundang sparks safety concerns
Residents of Bundang, a planned community in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, are raising concerns over the safety of aging public infrastructure, following a serious accident when a subway station escalator reversed direction, only two months after a bridge over a stream collapsed, killing one pedestrian.
More foreign language tours will be offered for Cheong Wa Dae
More multilingual guided tours of the historic former presidential compound, Cheong Wa Dae, will be offered for international travelers visiting Seoul.
Dog meat traders condemn first lady, animal rights groups' push for ban
Korea's dog meat traders condemned the first lady and animal rights groups' push to ban dog meat consumption, Thursday, urging the government to protect their livelihoods and people's freedom to choose what they eat.
Seoul Queer Culture Festival venue moved to Euljiro
This year's Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF) will be held as scheduled on July 1 in downtown Seoul's Euljiro area due to the Seoul Metropolitan Government's disapproval of its event taking place at Seoul Plaza, according to the festival organizer, Wednesday.
Yido bridges East, West via fusion cuisine in crafted ceramics
Korean ceramics manufacturer Yido plans to present a fusion of Korean traditional handicraft and western cuisine at its newly opened contemporary dining space in the upscale Cheongdam-dong area of southern Seoul.
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