Will BTS group members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook be exempted from military service? Photo: Big Hit Entertainmen
Explainer | BTS law controversy: should the boys be exempt from military service?

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K-pop group NCT have announced their third LP, Universe, is set to drop on December 14 – but two of the 20-plus member group appear to be missing in action. Photo: SM Entertainment
K-pop’s NCT announce Universe album – but where are Lucas and WinWin?

A promotional image released on November 15 for Universe, K-pop group NCT’s third album, is missing two members – Lucas and WinWin – and fans on social media wondered why.

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