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Tiny eastern island excited as hometown player wins first medal
A wrestler from the country's tiny Ulleung Island of the east coast made history for his hometown by reaching the podium in the 2018 Asiad in Indonesia. Nam Koung-jin, 29, won a bronze medal in the men's 125- kilometer freestyle wrestling, Monday, becoming the first Ulleung islander to win an Asian Games medal.
'Master of romantic comedy'
“Young and super-rich, a self-centered cold urbanite.” The popular TV series “What's Wrong with Secretary Kim” has all the drama cliches. It's a Cinderella story depicting the rise of a girl from humble beginnings to become the girlfriend of her boss - a good-looking man born to a rich family - after stealing his heart.
Attack alert: Abandoned monkey roams Mt. Bukhan [VIDEO]
A rogue monkey on Mt. Bukhan has attacked several hikers. According to the Ministry of Environment Thursday, officials have been trying to capture the monkey since they received reports about it last week. The mountain is not a natural habit for the creatures.
Two convicted of selling fake IDs to foreigners
Two people were convicted of forging and selling fake IDs to foreigners, Wednesday. In the Uslan District Court, a Korean man, 42, received an eight-month suspended jail term, while a Vietnamese woman, 31, was given a four-month suspended term. They sold a forged ID card to a Vietnamese for 3 million won ($2,677) in January.
Gov't to launch online job reference service for foreigners
Foreigners will be able to apply online for a job reference for their expertise from the government, starting July 2. Now they have to fill out paper forms.The Ministry of Justice said on Wednesday the new service will be available through its website.
Exhibition captures DMZ through eyes of foreign artists
U.S.-based artists have opened an exhibition featuring the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the border that separates the two Koreas, at DMZ Museum in Goseong, Gangwon Province.
Two Mongolians drown in Nakdong River
Two Mongolians in their 30s have drowned in the Nakdong River in Gyeongsang Province.According to the Dalseong, Taegu, police, the bodies were found at around 4:30 p.m. The two reportedly had been drinking before they entered the water.
Cat blamed for house fire
A cat has been blamed for causing a fire that damaged a home in Seoul. According to the Seoul Guro Fire Station and police, the fire started on the third floor of a five-story building at around 9:35 p.m. on Saturday.
Korean missionary alleges Manila police used scam to lock him up
A Korean missionary who has been living in the Philippines for 18 years has been detained for a month for allegedly possessing illegal weapons. Police arrested the man, surnamed Baek, 48, on May 30 and he is being held in the Antipolo Police Station in Manila.
'We don't want to be misunderstood' - a letter from Yemeni on Jeju
Since the start of the war in Yemen, the displaced people have been searching for a safe life. At first Djibouti, Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries received many Yemenis. And then Malaysia, which became the starting point for Yemenis who came to the island of Jeju and other parts of the world.