Early Language Learning Not Very Effective, Says Study
A new study challenges the received wisdom that the earlier children start to learn a foreign language, the better they will be able to pick it up. Instead, pre-schoolers should be taught foreign languages by listening rather than by encouraging them to speak. >> Full Text

2 Koreas Sever Communication Channels
North Korea on Thursday severed all communication channels with South Korea, including military and Red Cross hotlines. The move came the same day it expelled all South Korean staff and seized assets at the joint Kaesong Industrial Complex. >> Full Text

How N.Korea Surprised the World with Rocket Launch
North Korea apparently built a secret railway terminal under its rocket launch pad in Tongchang-ri to avoid South Korean and U.S. satellite monitoring. It also probably built a facility at the site that allows technicians to assembly and inspect rockets horizontally. >> Full Text

Pedestrians walk in rain in Busan on Friday.

Students celebrate during a graduation ceremony at a college in Ulsan on Friday. /Newsis

Bo-ra of girl group Sistar poses at the launch of a fashion brand in Seoul on Friday.

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