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Reports of Child Abuse Exceed 10,000 a Year

Source | 2015/11/22 | | Permalink

Over 10,000 reports of child abuse were received last year for the first time as public awareness of the problem rises.

The 10,027 reported cases last year marked a 3.7 fold increase from 2001 and a 47.5 percent rise from a year earlier.

Reports of repeat abuse more than doubled from 494 in 2008 to 1,027 last year. Some 81.8 percent of abusers were the child's parents...More

More People Install Dummy CCTVs to Scare Criminals

Source | 2015/11/22 | | Permalink

More people are installing dummy CCTV cameras, especially women amid growing reports of crimes against female victims.

Genuine CCTV cameras are expensive, so many people just buy dummies assuming criminals cannot tell whether they are really wired up...More

Book review: Entertainers who cheered up common people in Joseon Dynasty

Source | 2015/11/22 | | Permalink

One television singing audition program produces a slew of potential stars every year despite public concern that the pool of aspiring singers could dry up because of a series of similar programs that are mushrooming across TV channels. Many other talented people can frequently be found on social media sites. Despite the small landmass, Korea has many talented people...More

Korea Clinches Dramatic Win Over Japan in Premier 12 Semifinal

Source | 2015/11/22 | | Permalink

Korea's Lee Dae-ho reacts after scoring a hit in the ninth inning of the Premier 12 semifinal against Japan at the Tokyo Dome on Thursday. /Newsis

Korea pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory over Japan in the final inning of the first semifinal of the Premier 12 in Tokyo on Thursday, in what will surely be remembered as one the most dramatic games ever played between the two nations.

The Premier 12 is a baseball tournament organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation involving 12 top-ranked nations...More

Korea Scores Poorly in Gender Equality

Source | 2015/11/22 | | Permalink

Korea ranks a poor 115th in the world for gender equality, according to a report by the World Economic Forum which compares opportunities for men and women in 145 countries.

Korea's score stands at 0.651 on a scale where 1 means complete gender equality. Countries that rank even lower than Korea are mostly in the Middle East, including Qatar (122nd) and Iran (141st). Turkey is the only OECD member to rank below Korea in 130th place...More

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