The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 29th, 2021 evening edition

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More than 42 percent of 30-somethings in South Korea remained unmarried last year, census data showed Monday, underscoring the trend in which many young people delay or give up on marriage amid a prolonged economic slowdown.

Out of 13.7 million singles aged 15 and older, 2.82 million people in their 30s were single last year, up from 2.68 million five years earlier, according to the 2020 census by Statistics Korea.

The percentage of unmarried people in their 30s reached 42.5 percent last year, up 6.2 percentage points from 36.3 percent in 2015, the data showed.

It marked the first time for the number to top 40 percent for the age group.

By gender, 50.8 percent of men in their 30s remained unmarried, while single women accounted for 33.6 percent.

Many young South Koreans are opting to distance themselves from life's three major milestones ― dating, marriage and having children ― because they cannot find decent jobs amid a protracted economic slowdown and skyrocketing home prices.

Meanwhile, the number of households that raised pets reached 3.13 million last year, accounting for 15 percent of the total. »

Teen who ran over 6 cyclists outside Houston walks free

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The 16-year-old driver appeared to have been trying to "roll coal" on a group of eight cyclists training for the Ironman Triathlon, according to fellow cyclist Chase Ferrell.

The driver, instead of blowing smoke on the group, accelerated and slammed into six of the eight cyclists, Ferrell and police say.

Waller County and the Houston region is no stranger to drivers hitting cyclists, sometimes with nefarious intent. »

Activists who helped elect Kyrsten Sinema launch CrowdPAC to fund a primary challenger

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"Either Sen. Sinema votes to end or reform the Jim Crow filibuster this year or we fund a primary challenge to replace her with someone who will.".

The campaign is not endorsing a specific potential challenger for a primary that is still almost three years away.

The entire progressive agenda is being held "hostage" and Sinema has the opportunity to advance it, said Karina Ruiz, one of the CrowdPAC organizers and an immigrant rights leader. »

Turkish man presumed missing attends search efforts for himself

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This Turkish man agrees with you.

Beyhan Mutlu, a Turkish citizen living in northwestern Bursa province’s Inegöl district, was reported missing early Tuesday after his loved ones lost touch with him for several hours.

Later on, upon inquiring Mutlu learned that it was indeed himself they were carrying out the search and rescue efforts for. »

Netflix acquires Oxenfree developer Night School Studio

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Night School Studio, the developer behind acclaimed narrative adventure Oxenfree and its highly anticipated sequel, has been acquired by Netflix.

More recently, Night School confirmed it's working on an Oxenfree sequel, Lost Signals, for release on Switch, PlayStation, and PC next year.

There's no indication of what the studio might be working on for Netflix, but it reassured fans it will "keep making" Oxenfree 2. »