Poverty Among The Elderly On The Rise Again

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Poverty Among the Elderly on the Rise Again
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Poverty Among the Elderly on the Rise Again

Poverty among the elderly is on the rise again. The poverty rate stood at a whopping 47.7 percent in 2016, up two percentage points from 2015, according to Statistics Korea on Monday.

It soared from 43.9 percent in 2006 to 49.6 percent in 2013 but then fell slightly to 45.7 percent in 2015 because the government increased the monthly basic pension payout and living subsidies for destitute elderly people in 2014 (US$1=W1,150).

Poverty is defined as earning less than 50 percent of the country's median income.

Produce 101 Season 2 Continues To Rise In Viewership Ratings
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Produce 101 Season 2 Continues To Rise In Viewership Ratings

Produce 101 Season 2 has reached a new high in viewership ratings!

According to Nielsen Korea, the fourth episode, which aired on April 28, recorded an average viewer rating of 2.392% nationwide, up from the 2.260% viewership rating of the previous episode. The ratings peaked at 2.8% when the two Boy in Luv teams were practicing for their battle.

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In addition, the episode recorded an average rating of 1.9% and a peak of 2.2% for their target audience of the 15-34 age group.

An Elderly man has been left to look after this abandoned luxury community in China
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An Elderly man has been left to look after this abandoned luxury community in China

An elderly man in China has been taking care of these luxury villas even though they remain unfinished and completely empty.

When construction started in 2009, Gao began taking care of the complex of villas in the Anhui province in eastern China, but 2 years ago the community was abandoned, and Gao quickly found himself surrounded by nothing other than an overgrowth of plants and weeds, and 70 unfinished villas.

Gao is now this communitys only resident. He receives ¥1,800 ($260) a month to continue looking after the site and the construction equipment there. While looking over the villas he has adopted a stray dog and started a garden in front his makeshift home, where he has been living since construction stopped.

Yoon Yeo Jung Has Nothing But Praise For Lee Seo Jins Behavior Towards The Elderly
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Yoon Yeo Jung Has Nothing But Praise For Lee Seo Jins Behavior Towards The Elderly

Actress Yoon Yeo Jung complimented Lee Seo Jin for the way he treated her and Shin Goo on Youns Kitchen.

During a recent interview, Yoon Yeo Jung revealed that Lee Seo Jins acts of kindness were all genuine. I was really surprised by the way Lee Seo Jin looked after us. He worked so hard while filming Youns Kitchen, shopping for groceries and always preparing the meat. He got the restaurant ready [early in the morning] just so I could get out of bed later, she shared.

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Passengers Rescue Elderly Woman From Between Train And Platform In China
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Passengers Rescue Elderly Woman From Between Train And Platform In China

A heroic action took place in Guangzhou, China when a group of commuters saved this elderly woman in the metro train station.

The elderly womans leg accidentally fell into through a gap between the train and station in the busy metro station on Saturday. Video footage shows a group of commuters and the rail workers working together to push the passenger car so that the elderly woman could safely slide her leg out.

The train weighed around 100 tons, but with the combined strength of the commuters and the rail workers, the elderly woman was able to remove her leg safely from the gap.