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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Sun, January 23, 2022 | 23:41
Over 2,000 wild dogs inhabit Jeju: study
Around 2,000 wild dogs are estimated to live in the mountains and hills of Jeju Island, becoming the top predators on the island, a study showed, Tuesday. According to a study conducted by Jeju National University's Wildlife Rescue Center on wild dog inhabitation of the island from April 1 to the Dec. 15, between 1,626 and 2,168 wild dogs are presumed to live in its mountaino...
'Seoul Learn' platform draws positive reviews
Seoul Learn, an online learning platform introduced by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to bridge the education gap for underprivileged students, is displaying high user and satisfaction rates, according to the city. Some 8,800 children have registered since the website providing lectures opened on Aug. 27, meeting 88 percent of the membership goal set by the city government.
Local governments seek rebound in medical tourism
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has lasted for almost two years, has impacted local governments' efforts to promote medical tourism. Foreign patients come here to receive treatment at local medical institutions, during which they are also free to go sightseeing, shopping and experience Korean culture, and many programs are offered by public and private agencies to offer support ...
Workers reluctant to receive booster shot without vaccine leave
Receiving a booster shot to defend against COVID-19 has become a necessity rather than an option as the government has made the vaccine pass system mandatory in order to access multiuse facilities within a six month expiration date window. However, many office workers are complaining about the additional dose because most companies are now not providing any vaccine leave, unl...
'Beep' sound for unvaccinated people feared to violate human rights
Criticism is rising over the government's plan to introduce a warning sound function to the vaccine pass system to check the validity period of the permit and identify unvaccinated people. Critics say it could violate their human rights and lead to discrimination, treating unvaccinated people like shoplifters or criminals with electronic anklets.
Meeting on support for postpartum care
Lee Jae-myung, left, the presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, speaks during a meeting at the party headquarters in Seoul, Sunday, to discuss policy ideas on a public postpartum care service center, one of his campaign pledges. Yonhap
Stuck in snow
Vehicles are stuck in heavy snow on a sloping road in Mokpo, Sunday, after the city received a heavy snowfall. Southwestern parts of the country and eastern coastal cities have received huge amounts of snow since Saturday, while the mercury dropped to the season's lowest level so far in almost all parts of the nation, with Seoul's temperature going down to minus 15.5 degrees ...
Rights watchdog to recommend gov't collect statistics on sexual minorities
The nation's human rights watchdog will recommend sexual minorities be included in the government's statistical and fact-finding surveys, concluding that Korea lacks any government-level efforts to learn about the demographics and current conditions of such people, it said, Sunday. The recommendation follows a series of cases where sexual minorities, including transgender peo...
60th anniversary of female journalists' group
Participants pose at an event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean Women Journalists Association at Korea Press Center in Seoul, Wednesday. From left in the front row are National Assembly Deputy Speaker Chung Jin-suk, People Power Party Chairman Lee Jun-seok, minor opposition Justice Party presidential candidate Rep. Sim Sang-jeung, the association's President Kim ...
Human rights commission investigates assault on Mongolian teen
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) said Wednesday that it has decided to conduct an investigation into a group assault by four middle school students of a girl originally from Mongolia. “We concluded that we need to look thoroughly into whether the school and the regional education office took proper initial measures in the case, whether the school's discip...
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