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Alcohol, drugs and sex, but no rock and roll

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 3:24PM UTC

The Federal government has announced a program that will see $9 million spent over three years on extra support for drug and alcohol dependent parents. The program’s goal is to help affected children. That’s not much money considering the number of children whose lives are adversely affected by a substance-abusing

Hiroshima beckons but Obama unlikely to visit

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 3:02PM UTC

Japanese newspapers and activists are calling for Barack Obama to become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima or Nagasaki, the only two cities ever devastated by atomic bombs, ahead of his visit to Japan next month. The two cities’ mayors formally invited Obama on Tuesday to visit sometime

Thai action star Jaa sets sights on Hollywood

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 2:28PM UTC

Thai action star Tony Jaa says his Hollywood debut is a “matter of time” after his latest movie, ‘Ong Bak 2′, was released in the United States last week. Thailand’s answer to Jackie Chan and Jet Li has built up a solid box office record in the U.S. His last

Hwang Woo-suk convicted

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 11:52AM UTC

But of course will serve no prison time because he is so remorseful. Also of course, his die-hard fans continue to stand by him.

Minerva saga continues with lawsuits

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 11:46AM UTC Minerva saga continues with lawsuits

Looks like I know who to hire if someone turns Korea Beat into a book without my permission: 31-year old Park Dae-seong, the controversial internet “Minerva”, has complained to police that a fake Minerva known as Mr. K used Mr. Park’s name in the monthly magazine Shin Dong-A. Mr. Park’s

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