N.Korean Regime Declares War on Gangsters
The North Korean regime has found a new internal enemy in the form of organized crime. A source on Wednesday said there has been a marked rise in violence and misconduct from gang members in North Korea. >> Full Text

Ferry Owner Buried at Cult Compound
Ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon was buried on Saturday at a sprawling compound south of Seoul owned by the crackpot religious cult he led. Yoo's body was found in a badly decomposed state on June 12 in a remote field in southwestern Korea. >> Full Text

Tourism Revenues Soar to New Record
Tourism revenues totaled a record US$1.62 billion in July the most since the Bank of Korea began tallying them in 1980. The previous record was $1.46 billion a month earlier. July's revenues mark a 34 percent increase from the same month in 2013. >> Full Text

Models in traditional dress show sweets for Chuseok in a department store in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday. /Newsis

An open-air market in Seoul is packed with shoppers on Sunday, ahead of Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving.

A model walks the catwalk at a body-painting festival in Daegu on Sunday. /Newsis

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