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Tropical Depression Khanun Covers South Korea
2012-07-20 06:04:34

Tropical Depression Khanun came ashore with some heavy rainfall in the morning hours (local time) on Thursday, July 19. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Khanun's clouds on July 19, covering all of South Korea like a blanket. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a true-color image of Tropical Depression Khanun over South Korea on July 19, 2012 at 0225 UTC, or 11:25 a.m. local time, Seoul (10:25 p.m. EDT/U.S....

2011-04-13 08:05:00

SEOUL, South Korea, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miss Asia Pacific World Competition Korea 2011 (http://www.missasiapacific.tv), the biggest cultural showcase in Asia Pacific for selecting 'super talents' who will spread their wings in the entertainment industry, will be held in Jeju Island, the largest resort in East Asia, at the Jeju Arts Center venue (http://arts.jeju.go.kr) on June 4 with the participation of beauties from 71 countries around the world. The beauties of 71 countries...

2010-06-16 12:54:09

On Wednesday, South Korean researchers said that they have successfully cloned a rare local species of cow during a government-funded project. The team, led by Jeju National University and Mirae Biotech, said the cloned Huku or black-fur cow is healthy following its birth in September 2009. Researchers took somatic cells from the ear of the bull before it was butchered in 2008.  They kept the cells in cold storage before using them to fertilize eggs, which were then implanted into a...

2009-04-24 13:57:41

Robert-Jan Derksen carded a 3-under-par 69 and took a two-shot lead Friday at the halfway mark of Ballantine's Championship in South Korea. Derksen was at 9-under 135 at the Pinx Golf Club on Jeju Island, where rainy, windy conditions increased the difficulty of the course. Wook-Soon Kang (69) and Thongchai Jaidee (71) shared second place at 137 in the European Tour-sanctioned event. It was a difficult day, Derksen said. Every par was actually a good hole, and I managed to even squeeze in a...

2008-09-06 09:00:08

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S. Korean Coast Guard Seize Chinese Fishing Boats Bear Jeju"] JEJU, South Korea, Sept. 6 (Yonhap) - The Jeju [Cheju] Coast Guard said Saturday it has seized five Chinese fishing boats caught poaching in South Korea's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Chinese vessels were caught fishing before dawn and were all inside South Korea's EEZ. Authorities said they were seized 160 kilometres west of Chagwi Island...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.