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South Korea's K-pop heavyweights set to perform in North

South Korea's K-pop heavyweights set to perform in North

World
South Korea's K-pop stars are due to perform in North Korea for the first time in more than a decade as the two countries on the divided peninsula prepare for a rare summit.More than 150 artists are in the capital Pyongyang for two shows.It is a reciprocal visit after the North sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics earlier this year in South Korea.It comes amid thawing relations between the Koreas after months of tension.One concert takes place on Sunday, with another set to follow on Tuesday. The delegation mixes K-pop, rock and other genres. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to hold summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump. Media playback is unsupported on your deviceHe met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing last week during...
GOT7 to perform in U.S. cities during world tour

GOT7 to perform in U.S. cities during world tour

Entertainment
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band GOT7 will perform in the U.S. during a new world tour.The K-pop group announced the venture in a tweet Wednesday, saying it will kick off the tour with three dates, May 4-6, at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.GOT7 will visit Los Angeles, Houston and New York in July. Billboard reported the boy band will be the first K-pop group to headline Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y."2018 GOT7 WORLD TOUR #GOT7 #WORLDTOUR," the group wrote.GOT7 shared a track list for its forthcoming EP, Eyes on You, Thursday after announcing the tour. The EP will feature six songs, including the title track, "Look."GOT7 consists of Mark, JB, Jackson, Jinyoung, Yongjae, BamBam and Yugyeom. The group is known for the singles "Fly," "Hard Carry" and "Around the World," ...
Veterinary surgeons perform one-of-a-kind brain surgery on Northern fur seal

Veterinary surgeons perform one-of-a-kind brain surgery on Northern fur seal

Science
Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Veterinary surgeons at Tufts University have completed a first-of-its-kind brain surgery to treat hydrocephalus in a Northern fur seal.The seal, named Ziggy Star, had exhibited worsening neurological symptoms over several years, moving caretakers to proceed with the risky surgery. Ziggy is now recovering at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut."The ability to successfully complete this procedure with many unknown factors is due in large part to the collaboration among colleagues at Cummings and Mystic," Ane Uriarte, lead neurosurgeon at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, said in a news release. "The combined expertise and skills from all our areas of specialty -- from neurosurgery to anesthesia and zoological medicine -- was critical to this success."Ziggy,...
Super Bowl 2018: Who might perform at the half-time show?

Super Bowl 2018: Who might perform at the half-time show?

Entertainment
The confetti has been ordered, the wind machines are powered up... now the world's biggest gig just needs a headliner.And the rumours have already starting swirling about who might perform at next February's Super Bowl.The half-time show is basically the most prestigious live slot in music and normally attracts a worldwide TV audience of 120 million or so.Only the absolute top artists in the world are invited to perform - with recent headliners including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Madonna.So, who could do it next year?Earlier this month it was reported that Britney Spears was "in talks" to perform - but the stories were swiftly denied."I can tell you it's not Britney," said Justin Toman, head of sports marketing for main sponsor PepsiCo."We'll reveal in due ti...
Surgeons perform C-section and open-heart surgery to save mom and baby

Surgeons perform C-section and open-heart surgery to save mom and baby

Health
In any emergency medical procedure, doctors are quick to make a plan and jump into action. But for the medical staff at one North Carolina hospital, a pregnant woman with a severe heart condition presented a never-before seen case. Danielle Gaither, 31, suffers from Marfan Syndrome, an inherited connective tissue disorder that can cause heart conditions. On February 21, Gaither was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center, a level one trauma center, with a severe tear in her aorta and her body was shutting down. "As soon as we got the call that she was a code dissection, meaning her aorta had split into two which deprives oxygen from the blood and all the main organs, it was an instantaneous decision to get her in the operating room," Dr. Joseph McGinn, chair of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Su...