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Reporter : Park Yoon-bae
Sat, December 9, 2023 | 16:51
Hangeul Day to be national holiday from next year
Hangeul Day, which falls on Oct. 9, will become a national holiday from next year to celebrate the invention and proclamation of the Korean alphabet.
Gangnam wins awards for promoting health
Seoul’s Gangnam-gu Office won three awards for promoting health during the 5th Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) Global Conference in Brisbane, Australia, from Oct. 24 to 27.
No change for Naro launch in October
Education, Science and Technology Minister Lee Ju-ho has reaffirmed that his ministry will make a third attempt to launch Korea’s first rocket into space in October as scheduled. His reaffirmation reflects his will to see a successful launch after failed attempts in 2009 and 2010.
One-touch service works to protect citizens from crimes
The Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS) and the National Policy Agency (NPA) have made progress in apprehending offenders and rescuing victims using their mobile report system. The ministry and the NPA said Monday that they have arrested criminal suspects in 21 cases, including 16 sexual assaults, since the launch of the so-called SOS Public Relief Servic...
7 nabbed for smuggling out handsets to China
Police apprehended seven people on Friday on suspicions of smuggling mobile phones to China.
9 teenagers face murder charges
Police requested arrest warrants for five teenagers on Thursday on suspicion of beating an 18-year-old girl to death, while booking four others without detention for their involvement in the murder case.
Tighter security over North’s rocket launch
The Korea Coast Guard (KCG) said Sunday that it will beef up maritime security this week to respond to possible emergencies that may arise from North Korea’s plan to launch a rocket. The guard plans to activate an alert system Wednesday to closely monitor Pyongyang’s launch of the Kwangmyongsong-3 long-range rocket which is scheduled for either Thursday or later in the week.
Choi becomes UNESCO’s education director
Choi Soo-hyang has become the first South Korean woman to head the division of education for peace and sustainable development at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Task force to fight police corruption
The National Police Agency (NPA) plans to form a task force to purge corrupt officers.