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[EYE] Pictures speak louder than words

Sometimes words just can’t express how you feel when you “speak” to someone on a mobile messenger app. Instantly, you go through different emoticons offered by the messenger service and choose what...

Updated : 2016.05.27 17:40

Korean street dancer snatches ticket to 'World of Dance' competition

Korean singer and contemporary dancer Nam Hyun-joon, better known by his stage name Poppin' Hyun Joon, has secured a ticket to a global dancing competition in the United States, his agency said on Tuesday.The 37-year-old dancer, famous for his popping techniques, and his teammates won seco...

Updated : 2016.05.24 16:10

Yoon Mi-rae, Tiger JK, and Bizzy named ambassadors for Social Welfare Society

The Social Welfare Society appointed rapper Tiger JK, singer and rapper Yoon Mi-rae and rapper Bizzy as its honorary ambassadors on Tuesday. The married couple Tiger JK and Yoon, who have supported S...

Updated : 2016.05.18 14:13

Weather anchor's dress sparks social-media firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's become so common for some female TV weather reporters to dress like they are on the way to a cocktail party that their dresses should have long ago ceased to raise any eyebrow...

Updated : 2016.05.17 14:42

Despite damage, Palmyra retains authenticity: UNESCO

PARIS (AFP) -- The U.N. cultural agency said Wednesday that the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra had suffered significant damage at the hands of Islamic State fighters, but that the archaeological site ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 13:30

What to do with billions of useless humans?

It is no news that machines have come to largely replace physical labor and computers surpass human beings in processing data. But in the future, the development of artificial intelligence may render ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 13:27

[Herald Interview] ‘English-language media is like face of Korea to world’

The first thing Paul Shin, a veteran English-language journalist, asked during an interview in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Monday was, “What desk do you work at?”  “The culture desk did not take up a big ...

Updated : 2016.04.27 15:15

Chilean poet Neruda reburied at his coastal home

ISLA NEGRA, Chile (AP) -- The remains of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda were reburied on Tuesday at his favorite home in a Chilean town overlooking the Pacific Ocean, despite lingering questions surrounding his mysterious death. The writer died in the chaos following Chile’s 1973 ...

Updated : 2016.04.27 11:38

YouTuber Heopop wants to break rules in your stead

Just a year ago, Heo Jae-wo -- better known by his YouTube alias "Heopop" -- was a typical Millennial, moving from one job to another without purpose."I never lasted longer than a year in one job," he told Yonhap News Agency in an interview at KCON, the world's largest K-pop festival that ...

Updated : 2016.04.14 16:58

Korean novelist Han Kang shortlisted for 2016 Man Booker Int'l Prize

South Korean fiction writer Han Kang has been shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.Han's "The Vegetarian," translated by Deborah Smith, is among the six books contending for the 2016 prize, the organizer announced on its website Thursday. "The story of a Korean woman who...

Updated : 2016.04.14 10:52

[Photo News] Sweet desserts

SWEET DESSERTS -- President Park Geun-hye (right) and actor Song Joong-ki -- Korea‘s tourism ambassador -- make a traditional Korean dessert during the opening ceremony of the K-Style Hub, located at...

Updated : 2016.04.11 15:59

Wild tiger population on rise

After years of concerted efforts by the international community, the number of wild tigers has increased to 3,890 last year from the 2010 estimate of 3,200, World Wildlife Fund said Monday.The figure ...

Updated : 2016.04.11 07:47

Starbucks Korea receives award for equal opportunity employment

Lee Seock-koo, head of Starbucks Korea, has received a presidential medal for the coffee chain’s efforts to provide equal workplace opportunities for people with disabilities, the company said Wednes...

Updated : 2016.04.06 18:13

ACRC briefs foreign firms on anticorruption policies

The state-run anticorruption body on Wednesday held a policy briefing in which it introduced various anticorruption plans to foreign businesses in Korea.The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission also invited them to share problems and complaints about doing business here, during the ...

Updated : 2016.03.31 16:49

Actor Park Hae-jin to hold fan meeting in Taiwan

Park Hae-jin, star of the popular Korean TV series “Cheese in the Trap,” will have a fan meeting in Taiwan in June, the event's publicist said Thursday. The event will take place at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei on June 9, HNS HQ said. The 32-year-old actor rose ...

Updated : 2016.03.31 15:42