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Star gymnast caught in nasty fight between agency, KGA

Star gymnast caught in nasty fight between agency, KGA

Korea’s star rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae has found herself caught in a power struggle between her agency, IB Sport, and the Korea Gymnastic Association (KGA). Son, who finished an unprecedented fifth in the London Olympics, saw her long-trusted mentor Kim Ji-hee has tendered her resignation from the KGA. The friction began over whether Son should […]

Blue Iguana No Longer Considered Endangered Species Due To Success In Breeding

Blue Iguana No Longer Considered Endangered Species Due To Success In Breeding

In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, an adult Grand Cayman Blue Iguana nicknamed “Biter” is shown shedding its dead skin at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on the island of Grand Cayman. Blue iguanas on Grand Cayman island are no longer considered a critically endangered species. A decade ago, there were just […]

People In Muslim Countries Busy Ahead Of Eid Al-Adha Festival

People In Muslim Countries Busy Ahead Of Eid Al-Adha Festival

A Palestinian man trades sheep at a local cattle market ahead of Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, in Gaza City, on Oct. 21, 2012. Muslims around the world are busy preparing this year’s Eid Al-Adha, which will be celebrated by slaughtering sheep, camels and cattle, commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s […]

Shikali Festival Celebrated By People Of Khokana, Near Katmandu

Shikali Festival Celebrated By People Of Khokana, Near Katmandu

Nepalese priests smoke as they get ready for the Shikali festival in Khokana, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Devotees sacrifice animals hoping to get the blessing of deities during this festival. Nepal’s Newar community dancer wearing mask of a deity dances during Shikali festival in Khokana, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. […]

Hindu Devotees Celebrate Dussehra Festival In Allahabad, India

Hindu Devotees Celebrate Dussehra Festival In Allahabad, India

An Indian child reacts as she buys pumpkins to be painted with demon faces during the Durga Puja festival in Chennai, India, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Devotees believe that smashing pumpkins painted with demon faces drive away evil spirits. <AP Photo/Arun Sankar K> Artists enact a fight from the epic Ramayana during a Dussehra festival […]

Olympian promotes Special Olympics

Olympian promotes Special Olympics

Olympic figure skating gold medalist Kim Yu-na signs autographs for fans at an event, held in downtown Seoul Sunday, to wish for a successful 2013 PyeongChang Special Olympics with 100 days remaining before the meet opens in eastern Gangwon Province from Jan. 29 through Feb. 5, 2013. <Yonhap>

More dynamic ‘Phantom’ comes to Korea in December

More dynamic ‘Phantom’ comes to Korea in December

The Phantom behind the mask once again returns to Korea in December. In this 25th anniversary international touring production of “The Phantom of the Opera,” Brad Little plays the Phantom, Claire Lyon, Christine, and Anthony Downing, her fiance Raoul. The three actors visited Korea last week to meet their fans a month ahead of the […]

[Indonesia Report] Banda’s Islands offer heavenly beauty for tourists

[Indonesia Report] Banda’s Islands offer heavenly beauty for tourists

Dolphins appeared on the side of the ship, seem like they were welcoming tourists, when the ship was approaching Banda Island, Moluccas, in Indonesia. Kompas.com on its article about Banda Island described the beauty of the Volcanoes seen from distance with ten of islands around Banda Island like that and said that the 7 hours sea trip […]

Beware of silent illness in liver

Beware of silent illness in liver

There is a saying in Korea that if a body is worth 1,000 won, then the liver comprises 900 won of that. Many people know that liver is important, but few people treat it as such. The liver is called the “silent organ,” as there are no symptoms even if 70 to 80 percent of […]

Indian Children Dance To Celebrate Navratri, Festival Of Nine Nights

Indian Children Dance To Celebrate Navratri, Festival Of Nine Nights

In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Indian children perform the Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat state, during Navratri celebrations in Ahmadabad, India. Navratri, the festival of nine nights, began Tuesday. In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Indians dance the Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat state, during Navratri celebrations in Ahmadabad, India. […]

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