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Thu, May 19, 2022 | 01:26
Disgraced curling coaches face new fraud allegations
Korean women curlers inspired the nation with their spirited display at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Then the Olympics ended and so did the feel-good story.
Robber gets out of prison, robs same bank and teller
A man who held up the same bank and teller a month after being released from jail for bank robbery has been jailed for another 10 years, the Associated Press reports.
Sistar dominates chart with new song
Sexy girl pop group Sistar has instantly dominated music charts with its decorously named song, “Touch My Body,” the title track from its new album, “Touch & Move,” which was released on Monday.
Shark deterrent installed at Haeundae beach
Busan’s Haeundae Beach, one of Korea’s most popular summer holiday destinations, has installed electronic shark deterrents amid increasing fears about attacks.
City councilor indicted for alleged contract killing of businessman
A member of the Seoul municipal council has been indicted on a charge of abetting the murder of a wealthy businessman to whom he owed hundreds of thousands of dollars, prosecutors said Tuesday. Kim Hyung-sik, a 44-year-old Seoul city councilor, allegedly instigated a friend, identified only by his surname, Paeng, to kill the 67-year-old victim, surnamed Song, they said.
Sewol ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun found dead
Yoo Byung-eun, 72, the mysterious billionaire who owned the Sewol ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, is dead. Yoo, patriarch of the family behind Chonghaejin Marine and a leading member of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea, went missing shortly after the vessel went down near Jindo Island. A huge manhunt failed to find him.
Former hoops executive, referees guilty of fixing games
A former Korea Basketball Association (KBA) vice chairman has received a suspended two-year jail sentence for helping to rig high school basketball games in 2008.
Five subway heroes to get bravery award
Busan Transportation Corporation (BTC) wants to give a national bravery award to five civilians who stayed at the scene of a subway fire to put out the flames, preventing a much worse tragedy. The problem is that the BTC does not know who the people are or where to find them.
Spreadsheet of wife's sex excuses goes viral
A sexually frustrated husband compiled an Excel document charting all the times his wife refused to have sex in the past month and sent it to her work email. The wife shared the spreadsheet online and of course it went viral.
Lee Min-ho plans global tour to meet fans
Korean actor Lee Min-ho, equally popular at home and in Asian countries such as China, will begin a “global” tour in September to meet his overseas fans.
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