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Enjoy pears and cuisine
Jan 09, 2015
Various pear-themed recipes have attracted media attention recently. A wide range of foods using pears were showcased at a cooking contest held by the Rural Development Administration (RDA) on January 3 in Jangheung, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province). The chefs used pear flesh...

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Good Sharing plants seeds of hope in Mongolia
Jan 07, 2015
Located in the northern part of Asia, Mongolia has a continental climate and suffers from extremely cold weather in the winter. Especially in Ulaanbaatar, the capital, nomadic people settled there only a few decades ago, deepening the economic difficulties and creating a shortage...

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Get a 3-D look at the peninsula
Jan 06, 2015
A new highly-detailed three-dimensional map of the Korean Peninsula has been created. The National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) recently announced that its newly-launched Digital Elevation Model (DEM) can provide three-dimensional geographic information about the entir...

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New Year's celebrated at Antarctic base
Jan 06, 2015
People at the Antarctic Jang Bogo Station, established in February 2014, celebrated their first New Year's at the research base. New Year's Day came four hours earlier there than in Korea, as the east Antarctic continent where the Jang Bogo Station is located follows New Zealand ...

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Domestic strawberries go global
Jan 06, 2015
"Sulhyang" strawberries, a domestic variety of the tasty fruit, characteristic for their excellent color, taste and size, are now ready to appeal to taste buds across the globe. Sulhyang strawberries are known for their excellent size and taste. The Rural Development Adminis...

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Korea, China to become closer neighbors: president
Jan 05, 2015
President Park Geun-hye sent a New Year’s greetings to Chinese Internet users by means of a video on January 3. In the clip, she said, “I hope that Korea and China will become neighbors who are closer than ever.” The message came after she received a video recording dated January...

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Marine life blooms off east coast of DMZ
Dec 30, 2014
The eastern sea, off the coast of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), is a rich repository of marine life and is home to a variety of endangered and protected species. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) in November carried out research into the marine ecosystem in the nearby wa...

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Firefighters strip to help burn victims
Dec 26, 2014
A group of firefighters have taken off their shirts for a good cause. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters recently printed 1,000 calendars for the year 2015. What made the calendars special is that 13 firefighters were mobilized as topless models and that all ...

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Santa Claus offers safety as Christmas gift
Dec 24, 2014
Clad as Santa Claus, rescuers climb the Haegolbawi, 'Skeleton Rock,' of Bukhansan Mountain on December 21, four days before Christmas. They remind us of Santa Claus as he climbs up the chimney to bring Christmas gifts.Santa Claus has come to the rocky face of Bukhansan Mountain, ...

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Enjoy Seoul winter skating, sledding
Dec 19, 2014
As a cold snap descends over the whole city of Seoul, the biting cold wind keeps many people indoors, bundled up, avoiding the outside. For those who are looking for something exciting to do, however, and wish to fully enjoy the season, there are two options available in the city...