In a video circulating on the internet, North Korean soldiers are seen in pursuit of a defector crossing the border of a demilitarized zone and thus violating a decades-old treaty. The situation, confirmed by United Nations Command, has caused international anxieties about the tenuousness of the agreement.
According to The New York Times, North Korean soldiers fired at and severely injured a defector who was attempting to flee the country to South Korea through the 2.5 mile-wide DMZ. In doing so (and in their retreat), the soldiers violated the 1953 truce that ended the Korean War. The American-led United Nations Command will now hold discussions on how to prevent further violations in the future.
Warmbier had been in the DPRK as a tourist when he attempted to steal a political poster. Police arrested him and detained him for 17 months. When he was finally released back to the U.S., he had severe brain damage and died shortly thereafter.
His family believes he was tortured; the North Korean government maintains his condition was brought about after contracting botulism. However, NBC News reports that doctors who initially examined Warmbier said they found no evidence of botulism, but did find extensive brain damage that could have been caused by oxygen deprivation, which can be caused when the heart is stopped.
North Korean diplomats are accusing United States officials of forcibly taking an unspecified diplomatic package they were bringing back to their country, according to Bloomberg. The group was returning from a United Nations conference.
More than 20 police officers “made a violent assault like gangsters to take away the diplomatic package from the DPRK diplomats who were in possession of a valid diplomatic courier certificate,” reports the Korean Central News Agency. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK regards this mugging by the U.S. as an intolerable act of infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and a malicious provocation, and strongly condemns it.”
“The package in question had no diplomatic protection from inspection,” said U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan, according to The Washington Post.
“The reported aggression was initiated by the North Koreans,” Lapan added “The individuals were released without further incident but subsequently refused to board their departing flight without the
A North Carolina woman allegedly tossed kittens from her moving car on Wednesday.
According to a North Carolina NBC affiliate WITN, New Bern residents said they saw a driver tossing kittens from her moving car.
Chris and Lacey Orris stated they saw a woman throw two kittens out of her car window and run them over. The couple followed the driver to a stop light so they could jot down the license plate number and called police.
New Bern Police told WITN they have made contact with the driver. An animal control officer has been brought in to help investigate. At this time the woman’s name has not been released and it is unknown if any charges have been filed.
We’ve watched North West grow up in Hollywood and at three years old, it’s nice to see that she’s still a little kid at heart. Kim Kardashian shared that when she wasn’t looking, little North painted her room using nail polish.
“I go downstairs to get something for her brother for two seconds and she paints her room purple with nail polish,” Kim revealed on Snapchat. From the clip, North has smeared polish on her desk, vanity mirror and her walls.
The case of Chanadliea Lowder is coming to the crime documentary Snapped tonight. Anyone who knew Chandaliea Lowder knew that her daughters were the most important to her. She’d do anything to protect them. Authorities say she went one step too far by killing Thomas Vogt Jr., the teen she believed had harmed her daughter in Enochville, North Carolina, eleven years ago. To avenge her wronged daughter, she enlisted the help of two men, Michael McDowell and Jason Sullivan, Oxygen’s Snapped’s will relate.
The case, which began as an attempted murder case, was escalated to murder when the victim died three years later. Oxygen’s Snapped will recount the entire story on their show tonight, using Enochville, North Carolina, residents, who will give some background on the town and the community’s reaction to the shooting. Also appearing on Snapped, the detectives of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department and people who