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Dramatic video shows mad dash as North Korean defector shot 5 times, pulled to freedom
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:56:00 GMT
The United Nations Command in control of the border between the two Koreas released dramatic video footage on Tuesday of what happened when a North Korean solider defected to the South earlier this month. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date ...
U.S. Navy aircraft crashes into ocean off Okinawa with 11 on board
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:55:00 GMT
A United States Navy aircraft with 11 crew members and passengers on board crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa, Japan, on Wednesday, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement. The aircraft was headed to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier ...
The Latest: N.Korea slams US over terror sponsor designation
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:56:00 GMT
North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday ...
Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide, sentenced to life in prison
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:00:00 GMT
(CNN)Former Bosnian Serb wartime army leader Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being found guilty of genocide over atrocities committed during the Bosnian war from 1992 to 1995. Verdict proceedings had been interrupted ...
North Korea's female soldiers often raped, stop menstruating, defector says
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:58:00 GMT
Female North Korean soldiers are often raped, and some are forced to reuse sanitary pads while many stop menstruating altogether because of the tough conditions suffered during their army duty, a North Korean defector who dealt with years of hellish ...
Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri puts resignation on hold
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:06:00 GMT
Beirut (CNN)Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold, more than two weeks after he shocked the country by saying he was stepping down. Hariri said he had accepted President Michel Aoun's wish for him to ...
Teenage bomber kills dozens at Nigeria mosque; Boko Haram eyed
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:56:00 GMT
A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, authorities said Tuesday. The young man detonated his explosives among a crowd gathered for morning prayers, police spokesman Othman Abubakar ...
Robert Mugabe, world’s oldest leader, finally resigns one week after coup
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:05:00 GMT
Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest ruler, resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, signaling the final end of his decades in power after last week’s military coup. The 93-year-old despot wrote a letter saying he was quitting "with immediate effect ...
French women go after sexual abusers with 'out your pig' campaign
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:07:00 GMT
PARIS — In the wake of a growing scandal over sexual harassment in the United States, women in France have increased their complaints about sexual abuse to police, on social media, in street protests and through petitions. The French Interior Ministry ...
Pakistan releases Hafiz Saeed from house arrest
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:48:00 GMT
Islamabad, Pakistan - Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attack, has been set free by a Pakistani court, his spokesperson has said. Indian authorities suspect Saeed to be the mastermind of the deadly Mumbai attacks.
US Navy aircraft carrying 11 passengers crashes into sea near Japan, 8 rescued
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:43:00 GMT
A U.S. Navy aircraft with 11 passengers and crew crashed into the Philippine Sea on Wednesday on its return to the USS Ronald Reagan, according to the Navy's 7th Fleet. Eight of the 11 have been rescued and are in good condition, the Navy said. Search and ...
Asian Countries Quicken Economic Ties by Playing down Human Rights
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:49:00 GMT
Asian nations are overlooking human rights issues to focus instead on trade and investment, challenging rights-concerned Western countries to catch up in the deal-making process. Countries in the region of 4.5 billon people, home to the world’s fastest ...
Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:50:00 GMT
LONDON — It was part of the imagery of much earlier times: a red double-decker bus nudging through London streets shrouded in smog created in part by its own exhaust fumes. Such was the vehicle’s lumbering notoriety that a musical duo popular in the ...
Ex-commander Ratko Mladic given life sentence for Yugoslav war crimes
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:00:00 GMT
THE HAGUE-- The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Wednesday found former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes during Bosnia's devastating 1992-95 war, and sentenced him to ...
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