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Witch hunting continues as internet users try to find someone to blame
While the government has called for a national period of mourning until Nov. 5 over the massive crowd crush that killed 156 and injured 152 in Itaewon over the weekend, many are trying to find the cause of the tragedy, in order to hold those responsible to account.
Excessive sharing of distressing media on crowd crush sparks mental health concerns
Indiscriminate sharing of photos and videos via social media of the tragic crowd crush in Itaewon during the weekend has taken a broader toll as concerns rise about the fallout on people's mental health.
Young people's excitement over Halloween turns to horror
The vast majority of the hundreds of people who were caught up in the fatal crowd crush incident that occurred in central Seoul's Itaewon during Halloween celebrations on Saturday night were Koreans in their teens or 20s. As such, some consider the tragedy a representation of the generational divide between older and younger Koreans.
Dogged detectives, DNA technology are keys to solving cold cases: US expert
In 2019, a criminal case was solved in the United States two decades after the dead bodies of a woman and a 10-year-old boy were found. The woman's body was discovered in South Carolina and the boy's corpse in North Carolina. The breakthrough in the case, which made local headlines, was possible thanks to genetic genealogy, which uses DNA evidence from cold cases to develop p...
Tales of five Korean Americans who ran for US Congress in 2020
Joseph Juhn's 2022 documentary, “Chosen,” tells the stories of five Korean Americans who ran for U.S. Congress in 2020. The documentary tries to untangle the motives behind their pursuit of American politics.
Professor combs through trash for clues about North Korea
Busan- Kang Dong-wan, 48, a professor of political science at Dong-A University based in the southern port city of Busan, carefully takes out product packaging each kept in plastic bags, just like an enthusiastic archeologist handles newly excavated artifacts.
US issues first student visa for N. Korean in 7 years
The United States government has issued a student visa to a North Korean national this September for the first time in seven years, Radio Free Asia (RFA), a U.S. government-funded private non-profit news service in Asia, reported on Monday.
Storyteller turns dream into international festival
Many people have fond childhood memories of their parents reading to them before they went to bed. Based on the stories they were told, young kids can expand their imagination and also learn from fables. Narrating stories is an age-old performing art and there are professional storytellers who tell stories before crowds at festivals or other interactive events. One of them is...
Nurses face job insecurity with closure of COVID-19 wards
Nurses, along with other healthcare workers, have been lauded as heroes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as they have been at the forefront of the fight against the virus that has continued for nearly three years.
Arrest warrant issued for serial child rapist
The court issued an arrest warrant for serial child rapist Kim Geun-sik, Saturday, one day before he was set to be released from prison, after a woman filed charges that she was raped by Kim 16 years ago when she was a minor.
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