S. Korean cult leader jailed for raping followers (AFP)

A South Korean cult leader was convicted Thursday for the multiple rape of eight female followers — some of whom believed he was God — and jailed for 15 years. Pastor Lee Jaerock’s victims were “unable to resist as they…

North and South Korea set to combine for Tokyo 2020 and co-host 2032 Olympics (CNN)

North and South Korea are planning to compete as a unified team at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and are bidding to co-host the 2032 Summer Games. Following inter-Korean sports talks Friday the rival nations issued a statement saying they…

South Korea president says North’s Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’ (Guardian)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Seoul “soon”, the South’s President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula despite stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington. At their third summit in Pyongyang in…

South Korean students accused of gaining weight to avoid military service (CNN)

South Korean authorities have vowed to “make an example” of 12 music students accused of conspiring to gain weight to avoid mandatory military service. South Korea’s Military Manpower Administration said the group had exchanged messages on KakaoTalk, a social messaging…

South Korea doctors protest over tougher abortion restrictions (Guardian)

South Korea, one of the few industrialised countries where abortion is largely illegal, has introduced tougher regulations on the procedure, prompting nearly 2,000 doctors to refuse to carry out terminations in protest. Legally, the world’s 11th-largest economy only allows abortion…

Aisha Buhari bags Doctorate degree

Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari will be honoured with a Doctorate in Humanity by Sun Moon University, Asan, South Korea on Monday. Professor Hong Young-Shik recently presented at the State House the letter notifying her of the…

World Cup: Sweden start with a win (FootballItalia)

Italy’s conqueror’s Sweden started the World Cup with a win, beating South Korea 1-0 in a drab game in Nizhny Novgorod. The Scandinavians knocked the Azzurri out in the play-offs, and a penalty by former Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist was…

Why Nigeria must restructure, by Obi

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has again added his voice to the call for the restructuring of Nigeria. Presenting the keynote address at the 2018 Annual Law Week of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Owerri Branch,…

Yewande Omotoso on Dublin Literary Award 2018 shortlist

Yewande Omotoso’s novel, The Woman Next Door, is among the 10 in the Dublin International Literary Award 2018 shortlist announced April 5. A statement on the organiser’s website said the list includes two novels by Irish authors, The Lesser Bohemians…

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