North Koreans are losing hair at an alarming rate ☞ New York Post

“Hair loss is not solely a North Korean issue: South Korea has also seen in recent years sudden and widespread hair loss proving such a problem that it helped play a role in last year’s presidential election.
Candidate Lee Jae-myung, who is not bald, gained support from voters after proposing that the government should pay for hair-loss treatments.”

South Korean police accuse 17 US soldiers of drug crimes ☞ The Straits Times – Singapore

“SEOUL – The police in South Korea on Wednesday accused 17 US soldiers and five other people of distributing or using synthetic marijuana that had been brought into the country through the United States military’s postal service.
The police said they had not arrested any of the soldiers but had asked prosecutors to file charges against all 22 people.
A Philippine national and a South Korean national were under arrest, said the police in the city of Pyeongtaek. Synthetic marijuana is an illegal substance in South Korea.”

South Korean Teachers Rally For Laws Against Abusive Parents ☞ Time

“Dressed in black, thousands of teachers and school staff occupied a street near the National Assembly, chanting slogans and holding up signs that read: ‘Grant teachers immunity from child emotional abuse claims.’ The protesters said more than 9,000 teachers have been reported by parents for child abuse in the past eight years.”

North Korea Confirms It Is Investigating US Soldier Travis King ☞ VOA

“Pyongyang is investigating the Army private second class for his ‘illegal intrusion’ into North Korea, KCNA said Wednesday, adding King ‘confessed’ to being motivated by ‘inhumane maltreatment and racial discrimination within the U.S. Army.’…saying he was “disillusioned” over inequality in American society.”

NKorea Silent on US Soldier Who Crossed Border ☞ Newsmax

“North Korea hasn’t responded to U.S. attempts to discuss the American soldier who bolted across the heavily armed border, officials in Washington said, underscoring that the serviceman’s prospects for a quick release are unclear at a time of high tensions and inactive communication channels.”