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American gets 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for 'hostile acts' An American tour operator has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for alleged “hostile acts” against the repressive regime, according to its official state news agency. Kenneth Bae, who is in his mid-40s and lives in Washington state, has been described by friends as a devout Christian who took tourists on trips to North Korea, The Associated Press reported. More
Hit-And-Run Killer Of Chinese Toddler Wang Yue Jailed For Three Years For Foshan Van Accident (VIDEO) Hu told the court he had thought he had hit something, but did not realise it was a child. He had paid part of the toddler's medical expenses. The rubbish collector who did help the little girl, Chen Xianmei, has been hailed as a "national role model". 09/5/2012 - 9:48 pm | View Link
Chinese toddler's death evokes outpouring of grief and guilt They are calling it the death that awakened the conscience of China. A 2-year-old girl crushed by two vans last week and then ignored by 18 passersby as she lay bleeding on the street died at 12:32 a.m. Friday of systematic organ failure at a hospital in ... 10/21/2011 - 4:44 am | View Link
Yue Yue dead: Chinese girl Wang Yue, 2, run over as bystanders watch, dies There are two black police circles on the ground at the Guangzhou Foshan hardware market. The first marks where two-year-old Wang Yue was hit and run over by a white van, and where she lay dying as 18 passers-by walked on, indifferent to her fate. Someone ... 10/20/2011 - 11:55 pm | View Link
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Death of Wang Yue Wang Yue (Chinese: 王 悦; pinyin: Wáng Yuè), also known as "Yue Yue", was a two-year-old Chinese girl who was run over by two vehicles on the afternoon of 13 ... 07/22/2014 - 1:01 am | View Website
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The insurgent Islamist group Boko Haram raided an army base in northeast Nigeria and massacred around 50 civilians in nearby villages over the weekend, filling a power vacuum in the region after the evacuation of Nigerian troops.
Recent attacks on villages in the region have killed 50 civilians and driven out 15,000 people, Reuters reports, further evidence that international efforts to tackle the Islamist group after its kidnapping of 200 girls earlier this year has failed to curb its violent activities.
The group now can move freely in a region with a major highway linking the northern and southern districts of Borno, bordering Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
Boko Haram is pursing a scorched earth policy, security sources tell Reuters, driving out authorities who do not support their effort to create an Islamic state.
The five-year old insurgent group achieved global notoriety in April when its fighters kidnapped more than 200 girls from a school in the northeastern village of Chibok in April.
Ukraine said that two of its fighter jets were shot down Wednesday over eastern Ukraine, the Associated Press reports, less than a week after a passenger jet was downed in the same region. The news came as the two black boxes from the downed MH17 jet arrived in Britain and 40 of the recovered 200 bodies were being flown to the Netherlands.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that two of its military fighter jets were downed over eastern Ukraine.
(KIEV, Ukraine) — Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country’s Defense Ministry.
The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila.
Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each.
MorePhotos: Aftermath of Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine(KHARKIV, Ukraine) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, while British investigators began work on a pair of “black boxes” to retrieve data on the flight’s last minutes.
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