Kim Jong Il Invented an Invisible Cell Phone
Elizabeth Eun
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Posted: June 23rd, 2010
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(We would have put up a picture of the phone, but you wouldn’t have been able to see it.)

Apparently the North Korean coach, Kim Jong Hun is not the only one to blame for North Korea’s huge loss to Portugal. He apparently told ESPN that Kim Jong Il “gives regular tactical advice during matches using mobile phones that are not visible to the naked eye.”

These would be mobile phones that Kim Jong Il invented himself.  But then again, Kim Jong Il also invented the hamburger.

Google Adds Korean to Search by Voice
Elizabeth Eun
Author: Elizabeth Eun
Posted: June 23rd, 2010
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photos via Google blog

You can now search by voice in Korean on Google supported phones! The Korean Search by Voice feature will be pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S and the Nexus One, and can be downloaded Google Mobile App for the BlackBerry and the iPhone at m.google.com

South Koreans Run Ad in Times Square
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Posted: June 23rd, 2010
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photo courtesy of Seo Kyung Duk, via Chosun Ilbo

An ad thanking countries that sent troops to support South Korea during the Korean War began running on Monday on a Times Square billboard, just in time to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the war, which is this Friday.

The 30 second ad shows the numbers of the troops sent by the 16 countries, and will air 350 on the CNN News billboard for two weeks, according to Seo Kyoung-duk, the organizer of the campaign and a visiting professor at Sungshin Women’s university.

“On the occasion of the Korean War 60th anniversary, we wanted to look back at the meanings of war and especially express our gratitude to the soldiers who fought in the war,” said Seo to the Korea Times.

The ad will also air on a billboard in New York’s “Koreatown,” on West 32nd Street.

KA Woman Charged with 2008 Murder
Elizabeth Eun
Author: Elizabeth Eun
Posted: June 21st, 2010
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Juliana Redding

Kelly Soo Park, 44, was one of two So Cal residents charged with the murder of an aspiring model/actress Juliana Redding. Redding, 21, was found dead in her Santa Monica apartment in 2008, but no suspects were found and little information was leaked to the media.

Authorities say that they have been working diligently with the local police and the FBI for the past two years, even though it was deemed a “cold case.”

Police arrested Park and her roommate Ronnie Wayne Case, 34, in Camarillo on Thursday, and are being held without bail. Both Park and Case will be arraigned today on charges of murder with special circumstances, and conspiracy. Police are not sharing any other information about the suspects/arrests, as they are still in the process of possibly apprehending more suspects.

N.Korea Allowing Private Markets
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Posted: June 21st, 2010
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photo credit: World Health Organization

After North Korea’s catastrophic currency revaluation in November, the North Korean government has finally lifted all restrictions on private markets in a desperate attempt to curb starvation.
Washington Post reports that the North Korean government has acknowledged its failure to fix the food shortages that have devastated the country and is now welcoming free-market trading in an attempt to reduce the large number of deaths by starvation.  This is a huge change for North Koreans, who used to be restricted in how and when they could spend their money, and is indicative of how dire the situation  has become.

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