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26 Alcoholics in Korea File Lawsuit against Soju Makers
26 Alcoholics in Korea File Lawsuit against Soju Makers

A group of “soju addicts” in Korea have filed a lawsuit against two soju companies and related entities for the … Read more

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Ebola Fears Delay Scholarships For West African Students
Ebola Fears Delay Scholarships For West African Students

Approximately 800 Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) recipients from around the world are traveling to South Korea this month to … Read more

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Korea cuts 2,500 native English teachers in public schools
Korea cuts 2,500 native English teachers in public schools

Native English speakers are facing a tough competition in the Korean job market as the government continues to slash the … Read more

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Heavy Flooding Hits Busan, South Korea – 4 Killed, 5 Missing as of 6pm
Heavy Flooding Hits Busan, South Korea – 4 Killed, 5 Missing as of 6pm

Heavy rains lashed southern South Korea on Monday, leaving the port city of Busan inundated with water. Rains of up … Read more

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JR Pub owner sincere, but not professional on apology
JR Pub owner sincere, but not professional on apology

JR Pub owner Jung Jin-chul, above, fulfilled his promise to give a 50% discount on all food and drinks on … Read more

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Nigerian steals media spotlight over drug crackdown
Nigerian steals media spotlight over drug crackdown

Does a black man deserve all the attention for being a marijuana smoker?

A Nigerian English teacher is stealing the … Read more

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JR Pub says apology not enough over racist ban on ‘Africans’
JR Pub says apology not enough over racist ban on ‘Africans’

“I will give a 50 percent discount on all drinks and food to those coming to the bar on Thursday … Read more

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Jeju prosecution chief steps down for allegedly masturbating in public
Jeju prosecution chief steps down for allegedly masturbating in public

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The chief of the prosecution office in Jeju resigned Monday over allegations that he committed a lewd act … Read more

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Korean firms spent over $1 billion on sexual entertainment in 2013
Korean firms spent over $1 billion on sexual entertainment in 2013

Korean firms’ annual usage of corporate credit cards at hostess bars once again reached more than $1 billion in 2013, … Read more

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How Korean bar tried to prevent Ebola by banning ‘Africans’
How Korean bar tried to prevent Ebola by banning ‘Africans’

This weekend, photos of racist signs at JR Pub in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea circulated and caused all kinds of … Read more

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Artists boycott Gwangju Biennale over disapproval of satirical painting
Artists boycott Gwangju Biennale over disapproval of satirical painting

A group of artists participating in Gwangju Biennale’s 20th Anniversary Special Project have begun to withdraw their paintings in protest … Read more

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Why Sewol ferry victims stage protest?
Why Sewol ferry victims stage protest?

Kim Young-oh, who lost his 16-year-old daughter in the April 16 Sewol ferry disaster, continued his hunger strike for the … Read more

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13-year-old boy beaten to death for smoking by teens
13-year-old boy beaten to death for smoking by teens

A 7th grade boy at a middle school was beaten to death Tuesday by a group of 9th graders, police … Read more

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Gov’t releases photos of Koreans who revolted against Japanese cannibalism
Gov’t releases photos of Koreans who revolted against Japanese cannibalism

The National Institute of Korean History on Tuesday released the photos of Korean slave labors who revolted against the Japanese … Read more

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