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January 17, 2018 12:29 PM Number of househusbands in Korea hits record high in 2016

More men appear to be doing household chores, and the number of men taking on the role of full-time househusbands peaked in 2016, a state statistics agency reported Wednesday. According to Statistics Korea, on Wednesday, the number of men in charge of child-rearing and housework amounted to 170,000 last year, marking the highest since the ministry started 17

January 11, 2018 2:57 PM South Korea Set To Ban Cryptocurrency

The South Korean government on Thursday though Justice Minister Perk Sang-KI said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading. The clampdown in South Korea, a crucial source of global demand for cryptocurrency, came as policymaker around the world struggled to regulate an asset whose value skyrocketed in 2017. Sang-ki said the government is preparing a bill to ban trading 20

January 8, 2018 10:29 AM 32 Sailors Missing After Oil Tank Collation With Cargo Ship

An Iranian tanker, Sanchi, flying under a Panamanian flag, went into flames and thick black smoke while rescuers hunted for survivors 160 miles off the coast. The tanker was carrying about a million barrels of natural gas condensate, or light oil. Rescue workers searched the waters off the east coast of China in a desperate hunt for 32 missing sailors 20

January 4, 2018 2:55 PM Mammam Daura is dead

A former Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Technical Aid Corps, TAC, scheme, Ambassador Mamman Daura, has died. Daily Trust reports that Daura died yesterday after a protracted illness and will be buried on Thursday after funeral prayers slated for 2:30pm at the Emir of Daura’s palace in Katsina State. He was Nigeria’s ambassador to Uganda 19

December 26, 2017 7:46 AM Austin Ejide desperate to represent Super Eagles at 2018 World Cup

Hapoel Hadera goalkeeper, Austin Ejide, has said he will do his best to secure a spot in the Super Eagles team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The 33-year-old last featured for Nigeria in a friendly match against Scotland in 2014. “The World Cup? I’ll try my very best until the end of the season,” Ejide told TheCable. “But we’ll just have to wait and see. I’ll give my all, but it’s up to the Super 25

December 20, 2017 8:42 AM South Koreans are most prolific drinkers in Asia, says WHO

People in South Korea are the most prolific drinkers in Asia, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). South Koreans over the age of 15 on average drink 10.9 litres of alcohol a year. South Koreans drink copious amounts of alcohol so much so that no other country comes close to their per capita consumption. The reason for this unparalleled liquor 23

December 18, 2017 3:53 PM Top K-pop Star Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

A lead singer of SHINee, one of South Korea’s top K-pop boybands, died on Monday, police said, in what appears to be a suicide. Kim Jong-Hyun, 27, was found unconscious at a Seoul hotel by police after sending his older sister several text messages suggesting suicide, police said. The messages read “This is my last farewell,” “Things have been so difficult 27

December 17, 2017 7:42 AM North Korea Agent Charged With Crime

A “loyal agent of North Korea” has been charged with trying to sell missile parts and technology on the black market to raise money for Pyongyang in breach of international sanctions, Australian police said Sunday. The 59-year-old naturalised Australian citizen of Korean descent was attempting to broker illicit deals that could have generated “tens of millions 28

December 5, 2017 9:54 AM US Supreme Court okays Trump’s latest travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday issued an order allowing full enforcement of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges are argued in lower courts. The revised order bans most travellers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. Six of the countries have majority Muslim populations 21

November 18, 2017 8:28 PM Russia says It Is humiliating to go to Olympics without flag — OsunDefender

Russia’s deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko said that it would be unacceptable and humiliating for Russia to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea without the national flag and anthem. The International Olympic Committee is set to decide on Russia’s participation in the Winter games at its executive board meeting on Dec. 5-7. Russian athletes 49