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Murder in the Philippines
입력 2015.08.20 (14:23) 수정 2015.08.20 (14:46) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

An elderly Korean couple was shot and killed in the Philippines. This brings the total number of Koreans killed in the island nation this year to six.

[Pkg]

At around 7 A.M. Wednesday morning a Korean couple, 64-year-old Mr. Na and his 60-year-old wife, was found shot to death in a home located on the outskirts of Manila. A neighbor called the police after finding them on the living room floor, shot in the neck and torso.

[Soundbite] Lee Dong-hwal(Head of Korean Security Group in Philippines) : "People called the police when they heard four shots. They were shot in the neck and shoulders in the living room."

The door to a safe was left open when the deceased couple was discovered, but no other signs of forced entry were found. Local police assume that the couple were victims of homicide and are investigating whether it was a simple robbery gone wrong or a revenge killing. The Nas has been living in the Philippines after they moved from Korea 7 years ago after their retirement. The Korean foreign affairs authorities have sent a consul to the crime scene immediately after receiving the news, and are trying to find out from the local police what exactly had transpired. With the deaths of the Nas, the number of Korean nationals killed in the Philippines since last year has risen to 16.

2. Stock Market Plunge

[Anchor Lead]

The South Korean stock market has plunged as a result of the financial crisis in China. Concerns are rising over the possibility of an economic recession in China, while the rapid outflow of capital once concentrated in emerging markets like South Korea ahead of an interest rate hike in the U.S. are feared to have significant repercussions.

[Pkg]

The KOSDAQ index plunged by more than four percent, barely hovering over the 670-point line. Institutional investors, who had been propping up the market so far, sold shares worth 135 million U.S. dollars in just one day. That's the third largest amount thus far. Over just three days this week the nation's stock market lost 13.3 billion U.S. dollars in its total value. The KOSPI index has also been pushed below the 1940-point mark for the first time in six months. The money that so far has been concentrated in emerging markets has been rapidly exiting them on the pending interest rate hike in the U.S. and the possibility of China's economic growth rate falling below 7 percent for the first time in 25 years. As a result, Korea's economic growth outlook has already been slashed by 0.8 percentage points this year alone, recording the sharpest decline among Asia's major economies. The South Korean government is now facing two major challenges - reviving the economy and maximizing the nation's growth potential - while also preparing for uncertainties in the financial market such as capital outflow.

3. Sewol Salvage Survey

[Anchor Lead]

The first underwater survey for salvaging the sunken Sewol ferry has begun, a year and four months after the tragedy. But the salvaging operation will be fraught with challenges according to a Chinese diver who has seen the wreckage and predicts many difficulties ahead.

[Pkg]

An 11,000-ton barge and a super crane have been set up at the site of the Sewol ferry sinking. The ship came from China to salvage the sunken ferry. Roughly 140 people, including 32 divers, were called to carry out underwater surveys. They will be staying at this floating base for the duration of the inspection.

[Soundbite] Wang Weiping(Chief Supervisor, Sewol Salvage Operation) : "We're inspecting the site with many pieces of equipment over several days. We're using divers and an ROV."

A Chinese diver enters the water to check out the working environment for the first time.

[Soundbite] Li Hungzhen(Chinese Diver) : "The currents were really strong and the visibility was poor."

With only an hour long window available during the tidal period with weakened currents, the inspection did not last long.

[Soundbite] "So far, I have not been able to inspect the ferry."

The salvaging company said that although underwater working conditions are quite challenging, it plans to finish salvaging the ferry as planned by next July.

4. Airport Marijuana Bust

[Anchor Lead]

Police have apprehended a man who tried to board a plane with marijuana in his pocket. The man was caught when during the airport security check. Here are the details.

[Pkg]

A man at an airport security check point argues with a security official. He suddenly takes a paper bundle from the pocket of his trousers and leaves hurriedly. The man was spotted running to a restroom. When he left it 30 seconds later, the paper bundle that he was carrying in his hand had disappeared. Police searched the restroom right away and found flakes of marijuana floating in a toilet.

[Soundbite] Ins. Park Chan-young(Gimpo Airport Police Squad) : "Had he passed through the security check, he could have boarded a plane. But the security official asked him about his pocket when the culprit turned away and left."

The 36-year-old apprehended suspect surnamed Park tested positive for marijauna in a urine test. Police also found that he had been charged with illicit drug use eight times before. During police interrogation Park said that the marijuana was left over from what he had smoked after collecting it from a mountain in his neighborhood.

5. Dramatic Rescue

[Anchor Lead]

A passenger car carrying a father and his son fell into the sea at a dock in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province. Coast guards rescued the boy trapped inside the car and successfully resuscitated him.

[Pkg]

A passenger car backing into a dock plunges into the sea. The car is half-submerged in water. Luckily, the 52-year-old driver is soon spotted outside the car, but he's not coming out of the water. He's seen trying to save his 16-year-old son who is in the back seat.

[Soundbite] Kwak Yong-ho(Witness) : "The car was already submerged in water with only the back of its trunk showing. Someone on a boat said there were people inside the car."

The Coast Guard was called to the scene and rescued the son, who was trapped three meters underwater. Suffering from a developmental disability, the boy was unconscious when he was pulled out of the water, but was resuscitated after CPR was administered.

[Soundbite] Lee Seung-han(Corporal, Dolsan Coast Guard Center) : "When we entered the water immediately and got to the rear left side, the car door was open, so we were able to make the rescue."

The driver, whose foot was in a cast, was trying to park his car at the dock to meet his mother arriving from an island by boat.

6. Cooling Nighttime Temps

[Anchor Lead]

The tropical nights seem to be gone for now but many people are now having a hard time because of cooler nighttime temperatures. Experts say the falling nighttime temperatures can undermine the quality of sleep and even the immune system.

[Pkg]

With the scorching heat finally subsiding, the air now feels fresher and cooler in the morning. It's because nighttime temperatures are falling rapidly. Compared with early August, when tropical nights were in full swing, temperatures in Seoul recorded at 11 p.m. haven't changed significantly so far. But at 6 a.m. outside temperatures are now as low as 24 degrees Celsius. In other words, the nighttime temperature plunges nearly three times as much as it did in the middle of the summer. This test shows how the quality of sleep changes when the temperature falls by three degrees at night. Tossing and turning was found to be less severe when sleeping in pajamas and using a thin blanket compared to when sleeping in undergarments only. In cold conditions, brain waves and pupil movement were found to change more significantly. As a result, sleep efficiency declined by 9 percentage points, while the frequency of awakening was over 30 percent higher. Poor sleep and lower body temperature are known to undermine the secretion of immune system hormones. Therefore, people with weak immune systems including the elderly are advised to pay particular attention to staying warm at night when the seasons change.

7. Keeping Produce Fresh

[Anchor Lead]

About a fourth of fruit and vegetable produce is discarded every year in Korea just because it’s not sold while at its freshest. A new technology has been developed to maintain fruit and vegetable freshness for longer using soundwaves. Here is the story.

[Pkg]

Hwang Byung-joon produces about 400 tons of tomatoes each year. He has been farming tomatoes for eight years now. However, he faces a perennial problem whenever harvesting his products. Tomatoes easily become soft and runny just ten days after harvest, losing their merchantable quality.

[Soundbite] Hwang Byung-joon(Tomato Farmer) : "In this hot weather, tomatoes become soft and rotten. The rate of marketable tomatoes is plunging."

A new technology has been developed to extend the freshness of fruits by taking advantage of soundwaves. A six hour exposure to one kilohertz soundwaves extends the preservation period of green tomatoes from ten days to 15 days. It is because exposure to soundwaves decreases the generation of ethylene, which worsens freshness by 35 percent. The new technology is cheaper and easier than existing methods like freezing or chemical treatment. Once it is commercialized, the method is expected to reduce the amount of discarded produce and help boost the nation's agricultural exports.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

Korean movies "Veteran" and "Assassination" are heating up the summer film market. And this week, a unique fantasy romance film and a horror movie will open, joining the fray at the box office. This and more coming up in today's entertainment news.

[Pkg]

Woo-jin wakes up every morning in a different body and appearance. He hides his secret from everyone. But one day, he comes across a beautiful girl named "Yi-soo" and falls in love at first sight. He succeeds in asking her out on a day when he wakes up as a handsome man. In order to meet Yi-soo again, Woo-jin refuses to sleep a wink for two nights, but he cannot remain awake forever. Can he confess his secret and profess his love to Yi-soo? Will Yi-soo accept Woo-jin after learning about his secret?

[Soundbite] Han Hyo-joo(Lead Actress, "Beauty Inside") : "The movie poses questions like 'Can you love a man regardless of his appearance?'"

Famous psychologist and exorcist Jin-myung encounters a powerful being residing inside a patient named Geum-joo. Based on a novel inspired by a terrifying folktale about Gamnyeong Cave in Jeju, it faithfully adheres to the traits of the traditional horror genre.

9. Korea’s Summer Fruits

[Anchor Lead]

Peaches and plums are known as the signature summer fruits of Korea. In addition to tasting good, these fruits also contain nutrients that can help people overcome the heat. Here's more.

[Pkg]

This orchard in Eumseong County, North Chungcheong Province began harvesting white peaches at the end of July. The orchard is having a rich harvest this year compared with previous years.

[Soundbite] Jeon Deok-ku(Peach Farmer) : "Peaches are large and sweet this year despite the drought because we got the right amount of precipitation."

The number of peach varieties grown in Korea has surpassed one hundred. Here's how to choose sweet and tasty peaches.

[Soundbite] "Good peaches are big and have a distinct color. Peaches grow larger when they receive plenty of sunlight on the trees."

Experts say that peaches should be stored at room temperature and refrigerated only an hour before eating. If you keep them refrigerated for more than an hour, they can change in color and become less sweet. Removing the large seed inside a peach can be a hassle. Here's how to do it easily: cut the peach into the shape of a cross, then slash the middle part at 360 degrees and twist the peach. This way you can easily remove the seed. Another signature summer fruit is the plum. Plums contain anthocyanin, which has an antioxidizing effect and helps prevent chronic diseases, while vitamins A and C help improve the complexion. Plums have all it takes to be called the best summer fruit: they help reduce body heat, supplement body fluids and quench thirst. You may wonder which plums are sweeter - the yellowish Formosa plums or red plumps.

[Soundbite] Choi Min-yong(Plum Farmer) : "Red plums taste good in general. But when it comes to Formosa plums, yellowish ones taste better."

Formosa plums, which are very common in Korea, are yellowish and red in color, have tender flesh and taste sweet. Recently, dried western plums known as "prunes" are also drawing attention. They contain twice as many antioxidizing substances as raisins. Eating peaches and plums when they are in-season will help you keep cool and healthy throughout the hottest time of the year.
  • Murder in the Philippines
    • 입력 2015-08-20 07:03:50
    • 수정2015-08-20 14:46:48
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

An elderly Korean couple was shot and killed in the Philippines. This brings the total number of Koreans killed in the island nation this year to six.

[Pkg]

At around 7 A.M. Wednesday morning a Korean couple, 64-year-old Mr. Na and his 60-year-old wife, was found shot to death in a home located on the outskirts of Manila. A neighbor called the police after finding them on the living room floor, shot in the neck and torso.

[Soundbite] Lee Dong-hwal(Head of Korean Security Group in Philippines) : "People called the police when they heard four shots. They were shot in the neck and shoulders in the living room."

The door to a safe was left open when the deceased couple was discovered, but no other signs of forced entry were found. Local police assume that the couple were victims of homicide and are investigating whether it was a simple robbery gone wrong or a revenge killing. The Nas has been living in the Philippines after they moved from Korea 7 years ago after their retirement. The Korean foreign affairs authorities have sent a consul to the crime scene immediately after receiving the news, and are trying to find out from the local police what exactly had transpired. With the deaths of the Nas, the number of Korean nationals killed in the Philippines since last year has risen to 16.

2. Stock Market Plunge

[Anchor Lead]

The South Korean stock market has plunged as a result of the financial crisis in China. Concerns are rising over the possibility of an economic recession in China, while the rapid outflow of capital once concentrated in emerging markets like South Korea ahead of an interest rate hike in the U.S. are feared to have significant repercussions.

[Pkg]

The KOSDAQ index plunged by more than four percent, barely hovering over the 670-point line. Institutional investors, who had been propping up the market so far, sold shares worth 135 million U.S. dollars in just one day. That's the third largest amount thus far. Over just three days this week the nation's stock market lost 13.3 billion U.S. dollars in its total value. The KOSPI index has also been pushed below the 1940-point mark for the first time in six months. The money that so far has been concentrated in emerging markets has been rapidly exiting them on the pending interest rate hike in the U.S. and the possibility of China's economic growth rate falling below 7 percent for the first time in 25 years. As a result, Korea's economic growth outlook has already been slashed by 0.8 percentage points this year alone, recording the sharpest decline among Asia's major economies. The South Korean government is now facing two major challenges - reviving the economy and maximizing the nation's growth potential - while also preparing for uncertainties in the financial market such as capital outflow.

3. Sewol Salvage Survey

[Anchor Lead]

The first underwater survey for salvaging the sunken Sewol ferry has begun, a year and four months after the tragedy. But the salvaging operation will be fraught with challenges according to a Chinese diver who has seen the wreckage and predicts many difficulties ahead.

[Pkg]

An 11,000-ton barge and a super crane have been set up at the site of the Sewol ferry sinking. The ship came from China to salvage the sunken ferry. Roughly 140 people, including 32 divers, were called to carry out underwater surveys. They will be staying at this floating base for the duration of the inspection.

[Soundbite] Wang Weiping(Chief Supervisor, Sewol Salvage Operation) : "We're inspecting the site with many pieces of equipment over several days. We're using divers and an ROV."

A Chinese diver enters the water to check out the working environment for the first time.

[Soundbite] Li Hungzhen(Chinese Diver) : "The currents were really strong and the visibility was poor."

With only an hour long window available during the tidal period with weakened currents, the inspection did not last long.

[Soundbite] "So far, I have not been able to inspect the ferry."

The salvaging company said that although underwater working conditions are quite challenging, it plans to finish salvaging the ferry as planned by next July.

4. Airport Marijuana Bust

[Anchor Lead]

Police have apprehended a man who tried to board a plane with marijuana in his pocket. The man was caught when during the airport security check. Here are the details.

[Pkg]

A man at an airport security check point argues with a security official. He suddenly takes a paper bundle from the pocket of his trousers and leaves hurriedly. The man was spotted running to a restroom. When he left it 30 seconds later, the paper bundle that he was carrying in his hand had disappeared. Police searched the restroom right away and found flakes of marijuana floating in a toilet.

[Soundbite] Ins. Park Chan-young(Gimpo Airport Police Squad) : "Had he passed through the security check, he could have boarded a plane. But the security official asked him about his pocket when the culprit turned away and left."

The 36-year-old apprehended suspect surnamed Park tested positive for marijauna in a urine test. Police also found that he had been charged with illicit drug use eight times before. During police interrogation Park said that the marijuana was left over from what he had smoked after collecting it from a mountain in his neighborhood.

5. Dramatic Rescue

[Anchor Lead]

A passenger car carrying a father and his son fell into the sea at a dock in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province. Coast guards rescued the boy trapped inside the car and successfully resuscitated him.

[Pkg]

A passenger car backing into a dock plunges into the sea. The car is half-submerged in water. Luckily, the 52-year-old driver is soon spotted outside the car, but he's not coming out of the water. He's seen trying to save his 16-year-old son who is in the back seat.

[Soundbite] Kwak Yong-ho(Witness) : "The car was already submerged in water with only the back of its trunk showing. Someone on a boat said there were people inside the car."

The Coast Guard was called to the scene and rescued the son, who was trapped three meters underwater. Suffering from a developmental disability, the boy was unconscious when he was pulled out of the water, but was resuscitated after CPR was administered.

[Soundbite] Lee Seung-han(Corporal, Dolsan Coast Guard Center) : "When we entered the water immediately and got to the rear left side, the car door was open, so we were able to make the rescue."

The driver, whose foot was in a cast, was trying to park his car at the dock to meet his mother arriving from an island by boat.

6. Cooling Nighttime Temps

[Anchor Lead]

The tropical nights seem to be gone for now but many people are now having a hard time because of cooler nighttime temperatures. Experts say the falling nighttime temperatures can undermine the quality of sleep and even the immune system.

[Pkg]

With the scorching heat finally subsiding, the air now feels fresher and cooler in the morning. It's because nighttime temperatures are falling rapidly. Compared with early August, when tropical nights were in full swing, temperatures in Seoul recorded at 11 p.m. haven't changed significantly so far. But at 6 a.m. outside temperatures are now as low as 24 degrees Celsius. In other words, the nighttime temperature plunges nearly three times as much as it did in the middle of the summer. This test shows how the quality of sleep changes when the temperature falls by three degrees at night. Tossing and turning was found to be less severe when sleeping in pajamas and using a thin blanket compared to when sleeping in undergarments only. In cold conditions, brain waves and pupil movement were found to change more significantly. As a result, sleep efficiency declined by 9 percentage points, while the frequency of awakening was over 30 percent higher. Poor sleep and lower body temperature are known to undermine the secretion of immune system hormones. Therefore, people with weak immune systems including the elderly are advised to pay particular attention to staying warm at night when the seasons change.

7. Keeping Produce Fresh

[Anchor Lead]

About a fourth of fruit and vegetable produce is discarded every year in Korea just because it’s not sold while at its freshest. A new technology has been developed to maintain fruit and vegetable freshness for longer using soundwaves. Here is the story.

[Pkg]

Hwang Byung-joon produces about 400 tons of tomatoes each year. He has been farming tomatoes for eight years now. However, he faces a perennial problem whenever harvesting his products. Tomatoes easily become soft and runny just ten days after harvest, losing their merchantable quality.

[Soundbite] Hwang Byung-joon(Tomato Farmer) : "In this hot weather, tomatoes become soft and rotten. The rate of marketable tomatoes is plunging."

A new technology has been developed to extend the freshness of fruits by taking advantage of soundwaves. A six hour exposure to one kilohertz soundwaves extends the preservation period of green tomatoes from ten days to 15 days. It is because exposure to soundwaves decreases the generation of ethylene, which worsens freshness by 35 percent. The new technology is cheaper and easier than existing methods like freezing or chemical treatment. Once it is commercialized, the method is expected to reduce the amount of discarded produce and help boost the nation's agricultural exports.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

Korean movies "Veteran" and "Assassination" are heating up the summer film market. And this week, a unique fantasy romance film and a horror movie will open, joining the fray at the box office. This and more coming up in today's entertainment news.

[Pkg]

Woo-jin wakes up every morning in a different body and appearance. He hides his secret from everyone. But one day, he comes across a beautiful girl named "Yi-soo" and falls in love at first sight. He succeeds in asking her out on a day when he wakes up as a handsome man. In order to meet Yi-soo again, Woo-jin refuses to sleep a wink for two nights, but he cannot remain awake forever. Can he confess his secret and profess his love to Yi-soo? Will Yi-soo accept Woo-jin after learning about his secret?

[Soundbite] Han Hyo-joo(Lead Actress, "Beauty Inside") : "The movie poses questions like 'Can you love a man regardless of his appearance?'"

Famous psychologist and exorcist Jin-myung encounters a powerful being residing inside a patient named Geum-joo. Based on a novel inspired by a terrifying folktale about Gamnyeong Cave in Jeju, it faithfully adheres to the traits of the traditional horror genre.

9. Korea’s Summer Fruits

[Anchor Lead]

Peaches and plums are known as the signature summer fruits of Korea. In addition to tasting good, these fruits also contain nutrients that can help people overcome the heat. Here's more.

[Pkg]

This orchard in Eumseong County, North Chungcheong Province began harvesting white peaches at the end of July. The orchard is having a rich harvest this year compared with previous years.

[Soundbite] Jeon Deok-ku(Peach Farmer) : "Peaches are large and sweet this year despite the drought because we got the right amount of precipitation."

The number of peach varieties grown in Korea has surpassed one hundred. Here's how to choose sweet and tasty peaches.

[Soundbite] "Good peaches are big and have a distinct color. Peaches grow larger when they receive plenty of sunlight on the trees."

Experts say that peaches should be stored at room temperature and refrigerated only an hour before eating. If you keep them refrigerated for more than an hour, they can change in color and become less sweet. Removing the large seed inside a peach can be a hassle. Here's how to do it easily: cut the peach into the shape of a cross, then slash the middle part at 360 degrees and twist the peach. This way you can easily remove the seed. Another signature summer fruit is the plum. Plums contain anthocyanin, which has an antioxidizing effect and helps prevent chronic diseases, while vitamins A and C help improve the complexion. Plums have all it takes to be called the best summer fruit: they help reduce body heat, supplement body fluids and quench thirst. You may wonder which plums are sweeter - the yellowish Formosa plums or red plumps.

[Soundbite] Choi Min-yong(Plum Farmer) : "Red plums taste good in general. But when it comes to Formosa plums, yellowish ones taste better."

Formosa plums, which are very common in Korea, are yellowish and red in color, have tender flesh and taste sweet. Recently, dried western plums known as "prunes" are also drawing attention. They contain twice as many antioxidizing substances as raisins. Eating peaches and plums when they are in-season will help you keep cool and healthy throughout the hottest time of the year.
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