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Researchers come across trove of Buddhist artifacts

South Korean researchers said Thursday they have uncovered dozens of artifacts used in Buddhist ceremonies nearly a millennium ago, as they begin to unravel the mystery behind an ancient shrine where ...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:44

Researchers come across centuries-old Buddhist artifacts

South Korean researchers said Thursday they have uncovered dozens of artifacts used in Buddhist ceremonies nearly a millenium ago, as they begin to unravel the mystery behind an ancient shrine where they were discovered.The 77 artifacts include a vajra, a type of club with ribbed spherical...

Updated : 2014.08.21 13:50

Kennel at homeless facility keeps pets, families together

AKRON, Ohio ― When people tried to pet her, the cat snuggled closer to owner Susan McIntosh. The cat is the first pet to be housed at the new home of Family Promise, a 10-year-old nonprofit organizat...

Updated : 2014.08.20 20:41

After 74 years, burn victim and nurse remain friends

BALTIMORE ― Charlotte Rollenhagen still remembers the first time she saw Dorothy Hutchins at Johns Hopkins Hospital.It was 1940, and the 10-year-old girl had been badly burned when her dress caught f...

Updated : 2014.08.20 20:39

In this place, powerful politician is just another quilter

LOS ANGELES ― Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bag...

Updated : 2014.08.20 20:38

[Herald Interview] Ivy finds her place in ‘Chicago’

Three hours before show time, the lobby of the D-Cube Art Center is dark, with hardly any sign of human presence. But this is when the backstage area comes to life. One by one, cast members arrive for...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:28

Last stop on the Kimchi Bus

SAO PAULO ― Traveling around a foreign continent for 100 days is challenging enough. Throw in a tight schedule, a rickety old minibus and a fridge full of fermented cabbage, and you have yourself a K...

Updated : 2014.08.17 20:51

Pope Francis to arrive in Korea Thursday

A symbol of peace, love and new understanding, Pope Francis will arrive in Korea on Thursday for a five-day official visit to a nation still gripped by Cold War geopolitics. A chartered flight carryin...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:51

[Graphic News] Pope’s itinerary in Korea

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:50

[Newsmaker] Francis: ‘People’s pope’ and SNS star

As afternoon turned into evening on March 13, 2013, in Vatican City, white smoke rose from a chimney atop the Sistine Chapel, signaling that a new pope had been elected. About an hour later, the ident...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:46

Trip signals Vatican’s shifting geographic focus

When Pope Francis arrives here Thursday morning, he will find a small, but dynamic Catholic Church that he hopes will “arise and shine” on the continent and the rest of the world, where Catholicism ...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:44

(Photo News) Comics Festival

Animation majors from Korea’s Bucheon University and Japan Animation and Manga College hold up their caricatures at the 17th Bucheon International Comics Festival, which opened at the Korea Manhwa Mu...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:25

Expect messages of peace, hope from pope, Korean bishop says

With the arrival of Pope Francis less than two days away, expectations are running high as to what message the leader of the Roman Catholic Church will have for Korea. From the Sewol ferry, clashes over high-voltage power transmission towers to be installed in the rural town of Miryang, to...

Updated : 2014.08.12 21:34

Catholic singers to spice up papal Masses

As Pope Francis prepares to make his way to Korea for his first papal visit, several renowned Korean singers will lend a hand in welcoming the pontiff by performing at major events during his five-day...

Updated : 2014.08.12 21:10

Manuscript of ancient map reveals cartographer’s endeavor

A newly discovered manuscript offers a new glimpse into the endeavors behind a famous ancient map of Korea which is regarded as the greatest cartographic achievement before the modern period. The manu...

Updated : 2014.08.12 20:52