Poor More Obese Than the Rich
Korea has fallen victim to the paradoxical first-world syndrome where the poor and people from small rural communities are more obese than better-off city dwellers. Until the late 1990s, the wealthy were fatter because they ate more, but an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise mean it is now the poor who become obese. >> Full Text
Koreans Feel Closer to Neighbors Than Vice Versa
Koreans feel relatively close to the Japanese or the Chinese, but the Chinese feel more distant from either of their neighbors, research suggests. The East Asian Social Survey looked at a 2008 survey of 1,508 Korean adults, 3,010 Chinese, and 2,160 Japanese. >> Full Text

Late Rainy Season Drenches Korea
Korea is seeing belated heavy rains after a rather light monsoon season this summer. The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast on Wednesday that rain will continue to drench the entire country on Thursday and Friday. >> Full Text

Children take cover under their desks during an evacuation drill at an elementary school in Seoul on Wednesday.

Actor Choi Min-sik and French director Luc Besson pose at a press event for their new film "Lucy" in Seoul on Wednesday.

Actress Kim So-hyun waves during a press event for her new TV series in Seoul on Wednesday.

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