N.Korean Math Whiz Defects to Seoul's Consulate in Hong Kong
A North Korean student who was visiting Hong Kong to take part in an international math contest has sought refuge in the South Korean Consulate in Hong Kong. The 18-year-old was part of an official delegation to the International Mathematical Olympiad. >> Full Text

More Than 5 Million Visit Royal Palaces
More than 5 million people visited Seoul's four royal palaces and the Jongmyo Shrine in the first six months of this year, a fresh record. Tickets for night tours of the palaces sold out as soon as online booking began, and many visitors dressed in hanbok or traditional Korean costume. >> Full Text

'Yo-Yo Dieting' Can Lead to Chronic Diseases
Losing and regaining weight repeatedly can cause several health problems. Below are some of the health risks associated with "yo-yo dieting" that people should be aware of, and some advice on maintaining a healthy body weight. >> Full Text

Children welcome the Korean Olympic delegation at Rio de Janeiro International Airport in Brazil on Thursday. /Newsis

Visitors have fun at an event promoting peaches in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

Sulli formerly of girl band f(x) poses at a promotional event for a fashion brand in Seoul on Thursday.

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