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Most-viewed Naver articles of the week – October 25, 2009

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 10:43AM UTC

Top 10 in society. 1. The Chosun Ilbo investigated a man who falsely poses on the subway as a blind man to beg for money from passengers. 2. Wanna buy a ludicrously oversized lighter? (Picture goodness included.) 3. A glimpse into the life of a Seoul prison guard. 4. An

Foreign teachers arrested for marijuana in Busan

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 9:56AM UTC

If you can’t live without a puff, just don’t come to Korea: On the 26th Busan prosecutors arrested 24-year-old Canadian hagwon English teacher ‘Ms. T’ and 24-year-old American English teacher ‘Mr. P’ on charges of smoking marijuana together in an alleyway in a residential district in Busan. Also, prosecutors arrested

Green Towers

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 9:55AM UTC

Patrick Blanc, a French botanist, believes that his patented Vertical Garden concept (http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com/) could turn Hong Kong’s concrete high-rises into green buildings.  The idea is to reduce energy consumption and insulate structures, not to mention make them pleasant to behold, a plan that I would support without reservation. Some of

ASEAN nations look to the future

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 9:47AM UTC

Leaders of 16 Asian countries gave high priority Sunday to finding a new economic growth model to free half the world’s population from merely serving as producers for the West, the Thai prime minister said. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the leaders gave such a search “the utmost importance” at

Face of the Day

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 9:35AM UTC Face of the Day

On the 30th anniversary of the assassination of President Park Chung-hee, the Chosun Ilbo put up this photo of his assassin, KCIA director Kim Jae-gyu, re-enacting the crime scene.

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