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‘All of Us Are Dead’ revived by Netflix for Season 2

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  • Netflix’s hit Korean zombie series “All of Us Are Dead” has been renewed for a second season.
  • The news was announced on the first day of Netflix’s Geeked Week, a five-day virtual event showcasing the platform’s anticipated content.

K-zombies are resurrecting once again, as Netflix announced that the hit show “All of Us Are Dead” has been renewed for a second season.

The streaming giant revealed its plans to continue the high-school zombie horror series on Monday, the first day of Geeked Week. The five-day virtual event showcases what Netflix has in store for its viewers, from exclusive news to trailers and more. 

Korean mother who beat her 35-year-old son to death with a stick sentenced to 7 years in prison

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  • In a trial that took place on Wednesday, March 16, a 64-year-old woman was sentenced to seven years in prison by the Supreme Court of South Korea for the death of her son.
  • The incident took place in August of 2020, when the son, who had been staying at the temple to study for a public servant exam, allegedly threatened to leak information to the public regarding issues within the temple.
  • According to CCTV footage of the incident, the mother beat her son over 2,000 times with a stick for around two and a half hours: the son died of internal bleeding.
  • The courts dismissed the original murder charges, stating that the mother was unaware her actions would lead to her son’s death.

A Korean mother beat her adult son with a bamboo stick over 2,000 times, resulting in his death.

The Supreme Court of South Korea sentenced a 64-year-old woman to seven years in prison on Wednesday, March 16, for beating her 35-year-old son to death, reported The Korea Herald

K-drama dominance continues as new shows ‘Thirty-Nine’ and ‘Juvenile Justice’ break Netflix Global Top 10

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  • South Korean shows continue to dominate the charts with series “Thirty-nine” and “Juvenile Justice” breaking into Netflix’s Global Top 10.
  • JTBC’s “Thirty-Nine,” set to finish March 24, is the story of three unmarried women who reflect on their time together and remaining when one of them falls terminally ill.
  • The second Korean Netflix original of the year, “Juvenile Justice,” which highlights controversy surrounding Korea’s juvenile criminal justice system, debuted this past Friday and immediately topped several global charts.

The past weekend once again showed the dominance of South Korean dramas, as “Thirty-Nine” and “Juvenile Justice” both broke into Netflix’s Global Top 10 rankings.  

According to FlixPatrol, a site that tracks streaming data from popular video platforms, both ranked among the top 10 most-watched Netflix shows in the world. South Korea continues to attract a global audience and proves its industry is not just a one-hit wonder with the success of “Squid Games,” which premiered last year. 

South Korean authorities investigating the alleged assault of Chinese student in Busan

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  • South Korean authorities are investigating the alleged assault of a Chinese student at the hands of two Korean men in Busan.
  • Footage of the incident has received widespread attention on social media platforms in China.
  • South Korean investigators have determined that the man was not attacked because he was Chinese, despite public concerns over rising anti-China sentiment on social media following the disqualification of skaters Hwang Dae-heon and Lee June-seo at the Olympics.
  • South Korean fans have accused Olympics referees of penalizing the South Korean athletes to favor Chinese skaters, who eventually went on to reach the final.
  • The Chinese consulate in Busan said it has provided assistance to the victim and has been coordinating with local officers.

A Chinese student was reportedly attacked by two Korean men in Busan, South Korea, on Wednesday night.

An unverified video clip posted by China’s state-run Beijing Youth Daily on WeChat shows a man being kicked by another man in a parking lot, reported Reuters. The footage has since gone viral and been shared on other platforms. 

‘Asian Americans have a place in music’: Singer’s emotional comment lauded by ‘Alter Ego’ judges

James Paek Shocks Judges on Alter Ego

Korean American James Paek received a standing ovation after sharing his takeaway experience from the new Fox singing competition series “Alter Ego.”

Kingston Sol: On the Nov. 10 episode of the show, which sees the show’s contestants performing as their dream avatars, Paek took on a larger-than-life character that channels love and light named “Kingston Sol.” Along with his alter ego, he performed “Let It Go” by James Bay.

‘My heart bled for them’: Director Justin Chon’s ‘Blue Bayou’ aims to change the fate of American adoptees facing deportation

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In a shotgun home in the Louisiana bayou, a Korean adoptee’s small-town world is rocked when he finds out that in the 30 years he’s lived in America, he is not considered a citizen and is at risk of deportation.

Justin Chon, the writer, director and star behind “Blue Bayou” plays the character Antonio LeBlanc, a financially struggling New Orleans-based tattoo artist who was adopted from South Korea when he was 3. The film peers into the lives of Antonio and his pregnant wife Kathy, played by Alicia Vikander, as parents of Kathy’s young daughter from a previous marriage.

The Korean Vegan calls out racist comment about Korea eating dogs, faces backlash from more vegans

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Joanne Molinaro, a vegan food blogger known as The Korean Vegan, has responded to a string of racist messages following her response to someone telling her to “get Korea to stop eating dogs.” 

The details: Molinaro received the message on Twitter on July 6, which she later shared on Instagram, in response to her video on how she went vegan. 

Harlem Community Honors Korean Soul Food Chain Owner, Condemns Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

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Community leaders and local clergy members from Harlem in New York City organized a gathering to celebrate a Korean American restaurant owner’s nearly 40 years of service to her neighborhood.  

Members of the community rallied against anti-Asian violence and honored Betty Park, the owner of the soul food chain Manna’s, at an event on April 14 on Malcolm X Boulevard, according to Patch.

Korean Scientists Develop New Way to Detect Prostate Cancer in 20 Minutes With Nearly 100% Accuracy

A team of scientists from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has developed a new technique that detects prostate cancer in patients with almost 100% accuracy within 20 minutes using only a urine sample. The research was funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and the results are published in the latest issue of ACS Nano.

The team, led by Dr. Kwan Hyi Lee from the Biomaterials Research Center and Professor In Gab Jeong from Asan Medical Center, introduced a smart A.I. analysis method to an electrical-signal-based ultrasensitive biosensor for the new technique, according to Phys.org.