Provincial Populations Dwindle as Few Babies Are Born
Provincial populations are dwindling as deaths simply outnumber births, even as no one moves away to the big city. According to Statistics Korea, South Jeolla Province's population first shrank naturally in 2013, and Gangwon Province's in 2014. >> Full Text

Late-Shift Workers More Prone to Depression, Disease
Workers pulling late shifts are twice as prone to depression as people working from nine to five, a study finds. A team of researchers found that one in 10 people who work 24-hour shifts feel depressed for more than two weeks out of every year. >> Full Text

Cash-Strapped Shipbuilder Headed for Bankruptcy
STX Offshore and Shipbuilding, the world's fourth-largest shipbuilder, is headed for court receivership. Creditors pumped W4.5 trillion into the ailing shipbuilder over the last three years to keep it afloat and pushed for massive restructuring, but to no avail. >> Full Text

Women enjoy flowers in the rain in Daejeon on Tuesday.

Visitors look at clothes at a fashion and art fair in a department store in Seoul on Tuesday.

Actress Kyung Su-jin poses at a press junket for her new film in Seoul on Tuesday.

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