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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Wed, October 5, 2022 | 14:38
Heavy downpour hits central regions [PHOTOS]
Paldang floodgates open: Two people watch water being released from Paldang Dam in Hanam City, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday after heavy rainfall. Heavy rain warnings have been issued in the metropolitan region, including Seoul. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, torrential downpours are forecast to continue through Friday.
Provinces hit as festivals canceled for third straight year
Provincial areas are still suffering as dozens of cultural events in spring, such as flower festivals, have been canceled across the country for the third consecutive year amid the fast spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The governing bodies of affected regions have been hit particularly hard as tourist spending at these events had been their main source for generating p...
Students confused over university guidelines ahead of spring semester
Universities' guidelines to conduct hybrid modes of learning - online and face-to-face lectures - are causing confusion among students. In line with the recommendation of the Ministry of Education (MOE) to expand in-person lectures from the first semester of this year, some universities have prepared new guidelines to conduct hybrid lectures.
Korea's Ukrainian residents condemn Russia's invasion
Ukrainians residing in Korea condemned Russia's invasion of their country and appealed for active support from the Korean government and people, Sunday. About 200 Ukrainians held a rally near the Russian Embassy in Seoul.
Parents still reluctant to get their children vaccinated
When asked about the government's decision to authorize COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11, Kim Ju-yun, a mother of a 5-year-old girl in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, said she didn't want her young daughter to receive the vaccine. “I suffered from a headache and high fever for a week after receiving the Pfizer vaccine. I honestly don't understand why suc...
Study finds elementary school students' reading comprehension falling
It is not easy for Lee Joo-sang, whose daughter is attending elementary school, to evaluate his daughter's workbook. There were more questions that were left unanswered than the ones his daughter actually answered.
Civic groups, county at odds over removal of memorial facilities for ferry tragedy
The local government and families of the victims of the 2014 sinking of the passenger ferry Sewol in the waters off the southwestern port of Paengmok have clashed, as Jindo County tried to remove a makeshift structure that was set up there eight years ago to commemorate the tragic maritime disaster.
Dog owner jailed after pets' attacks
An owner of dogs has been sentenced to six months in prison after allowing her unleashed dogs to bite people several times while out for walks. According to the Uijeongbu District Court, the woman in her 80s was charged with violating the Animal Protection Act and negligence. Along with the jail term, she was also fined 4 million won ($334).
YouTubers share COVID-19 experiences
More social media users are posting their experiences fighting the Omicron variant of COVID-19 amid a surge in daily infections.
Professors share expertise on YouTube
Hyun Hae-nam, a professor of applied life sciences at Jeju National University located on the namesake scenic island, said he wasn't too familiar with YouTube before starting his own channel. He occasionally watched YouTube videos, but not often.
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