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Haeryun Kang
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Is South Korea Prepared For Earthquakes?

“Students felt weak tremors then came out into the hallways for evacuation. But the teachers stuffed us back in the classrooms, saying that this was not an earthquake,” tweeted the below user, whose identity could not be confirmed beyond the fact that she attends an all-girls high school in Pohang.

Raphael Rashid
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Phone-Cum-Safety Booths Prove a Bust

The idea was simple: convert old public pay phone boxes into state-of-the-art ‘safety booths’ in which citizens can lock themselves and contact emergency services if they feel in danger. But two years after their introduction, the safety booths have proven unpopular, with at least one local government looking to hang

Yvonne Kim
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Viral Crash Footage Prompts Questions About Drowsy Driving

In a viral video from July 9, a blue bus first crashes into, then entirely crushes and shatters a white sedan on a highway through Seoul. A car to the right swerves to avoid the scene, only to hit another car and flip over onto its top. The 51-year-old driver