Kim Jong-un Vanishes from Public View
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vanished from public view since he called an urgent meeting of the Workers Party's Central Military Commission a week ago. Kim was pointedly absent from an event marking the 55th Songun Day on Monday. >> Full Text

S.Korea Plans 'Decapitation' Strikes to Fend Off Nuke Attack
Seoul is working out a plan to decapitate the chain of command in North Korea in case Pyongyang shows signs of using a nuclear weapon. The operation would try to take out anyone empowered to authorize the use weapons of mass destruction. >> Full Text

No. of University Students Drops for 1st Time
The number of students at four-year universities has dropped for the first time due to the low birthrate and government restructuring of universities. According to Education Ministry data, 2.11 million students attend four-year universities, down 0.8 percent compared to last year. >> Full Text

Tourists disembark from a cruise ship in Incheon on Thursday.

Jobseekers attend a seminar at Sejong University in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

Golfer Pak Se-ri and former baseball player Park Chan-ho pose after being appointed promotional ambassadors for a local festival in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province on Thursday.

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