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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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Runaway soldier falls off bridge after wild car chase
Runaway soldier falls off bridge after wild car chase

A 22-year-old corporal ran away Friday night from his artillery unit in Gyeonggi Province after being sentenced to a 15-day … Read more

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Actress Sung Hyun-ah found guilty of prostitution
Actress Sung Hyun-ah found guilty of prostitution

Actress Sung Hyun-ah was found guilty on charges of prostitution and sentenced to a fine of 2 million won ($1,930) … Read more

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‘Hot’ English teachers use sex appeal to lure students
‘Hot’ English teachers use sex appeal to lure students

A group of young and attractive female English teachers are tapping into the “adult market” in Korea.

Red English, an … Read more

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Another Samsung worker dies of leukemia
Another Samsung worker dies of leukemia

Another Samsung semiconductor worker died of leukemia earlier this month, according to a labor advocacy group Tuesday.

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Korea shocked and outraged by cold-blooded ‘murder’ in military
Korea shocked and outraged by cold-blooded ‘murder’ in military

The nation is shocked and appalled at the gruesome “murder” of a private soldier, which took place in April this … Read more

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