Toxic Haze Arrive Earlier Than Usual

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Toxic Haze Arrive Earlier Than Usual
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Toxic Haze Arrive Earlier Than Usual

A man rides past a hazy Han River Park in Seoul on Sunday.

Toxic haze from China was is being blown over to Korea much earlier than usual. The density of ultrafine or PM2.5 particles reached 70-100 / in the Seoul metropolitan area and South Chungcheong and North Jeolla provinces over the weekend, the worst this fall and three to five times worse than the usual 20-30 / in early September.

According to the Korea Environment Corporation on Sunday, fine dust concentration was especially high in western parts. In Gyeonggi Province density reached up to 73 / per hour last Thursday, 104 / on Friday and 109 / on Saturday. In Incheon levels hovered between 70 and 100 / and in Seoul between 76 and 93 /.

MBK says T-ara's Boram and Soyeon had cut off all contact + finally arrive in Taiwan
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MBK says T-ara's Boram and Soyeon had cut off all contact + finally arrive in Taiwan

MBK Entertainment revealed that SoyeonandBoram had cut off all contact for the past week.

Below is News1's exclusive interview with T-ara's manager on the situation.

Q: Did Soyeon and Boram travel together with the rest of the group?

"30 minutes prior to their pickup schedule from the airport, I received a message saying they 'would travel alone.' It was the first time I heard from them for the past week."

Q: If you weren't able to get in contact with them, how did they prepare for the Taiwan concert?

BTS Arrive In Seoul For Press Conference On Their Billboard Music Award Win
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BTS Arrive In Seoul For Press Conference On Their Billboard Music Award Win

BTS will hold a press conference to talk about their incredible achievement of winning the Top Social Media Artist Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

Image Source: Headline Planet

Earlier this month, BTS was invited to attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards where they won the Top Social Media Artist Award, breaking Justin Biebers 6-year streak.

This is the first time any K-Pop artist or group has ever been nominated for an award at the Billboard Music Awards, let alone be invited to one.

Monsoon Season to Start Later Than Usual
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Monsoon Season to Start Later Than Usual

The summer's first monsoon rains will fall in Jeju on Saturday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said on Thursday.

This is four to five days later than normal. For the past 30 years, seasonal rainfall has started on the southern resort island on or around June 19-20.

"The seasonal rain front is blocked from moving north by the North Pacific anticyclone, which is expanding to the east and west due to cold air in the upper atmosphere over the Korean Peninsula", a KMA official said. "This will likely delay this year's rainy season in the southern and central regions as well".

BTOB's Peniel surprised by his own dance practice video going up earlier than scheduled?
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BTOB's Peniel surprised by his own dance practice video going up earlier than scheduled?

It looks like BTOB's Peniel was surprised by his own choreography practice video!

SEE ALSO: Peniel drops a cover image for his upcoming solo single, 'That Girl'!

On July 6, Cube Entertainment released the choreography practice video for Peniel's solo single, ''That Girl''.

Shortly afterward, Peniel expressed confusion via Twitter where he stated, "I heard it was getting uploaded Sunday but I guess Cube changed their mind. Everyone loves a good surprise...?"

I heard it was getting uploaded Sunday but I guess Cube changed their mind. Everyone loves a good surprise...? https://t.co/fHe8ljfpHR