N.Korea Plants Landmines 'to Stop Soldiers Defecting'
North Korean troops have been spotted planting landmines near the truce village of Panmunjom, apparently to prevent soldiers from defecting, it emerged on Tuesday. The 1953 armistice bans both sides from laying landmines in the area. >> Full Text

3 N.Koreans Defect by Boat
Three North Korean fishermen have defected to South Korea after going adrift in the West Sea in boat on Aug. 7, the Unification Ministry said Tuesday. They came from Ryongchon, North Pyongan Province. They told investigators they had gone out to sea to fish but drifted south due to engine trouble. >> Full Text

40% of Jobseekers Get Sick with Stress
Four out of 10 people who are looking for jobs suffer so much stress and anxiety that it makes them ill, according to a survey. Job search portal Saramin polled 763 jobseekers in June, and 39.2 percent said their health suffered as they searched for work. >> Full Text

Japanese tourists walk in rain in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Tuesday.

Farmers pick lotus leaves in Hamyang, South Gyeongsang Province on Tuesday. /Newsis

Singer Ailee smiles at a press junket for the new season of talent show "Superstar K" in Seoul on Tuesday.


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