North Korea’s deputy ambassador in UK defects to South

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in UK defects to South

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family to South Korea, making him the highest-ranking Pyongyang diplomat ever to flee the isolated regime for the democratic South, South Korea said on Wednesday. The Unification Ministry in Seoul declined to say when or how Thae and his family arrived, or how many relatives […]

French train hits fallen tree in country’s south, several injured

French train hits fallen tree in country’s south, several injured

Eight people were seriously hurt in southern France Wednesday when an express train crashed into a fallen tree uprooted by a massive hailstorm, rescue workers said. The impact sparked panic, as some passengers feared a jihadist attack was underway, according to one witness. The regional express was carrying 219 passengers on a service between Nimes […]

N. Korea fires three ballistic missiles, says South

N. Korea fires three ballistic missiles, says South

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles early on Tuesday which flew between 500 and 600 kms (300 and 360 miles) into the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of provocative moves by the isolated country. The U.S. military said it detected launches of what it believed were […]

World Bank: Tales of the Missing Millions

World Bank: Tales of the Missing Millions

“Corruptionˮ and “developmentˮ: two words that cast a long shadow over relationships between nations of the North and South. But the development community remains reluctant to talk openly about corruption in projects that cost millions.

Attempted North Korea missile launch fails, says South

Attempted North Korea missile launch fails, says South

North Korea apparently failed with an attempted missile launch Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland. South Korea’s defence ministry detected the dawn launch effort, which Japan condemned as an unacceptable and “provocative” act. The ministry declined to speculate on the missile […]

Attempted North Korea missile launch fails, says South

Attempted North Korea missile launch fails, says South

North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday morning but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials told Reuters. The launch attempt took place at around 5:20 a.m. Seoul time (2020 GMT), said the officials, who asked not to be identified, without elaborating. Japan put its […]

Superman Fan Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery to Look Like The Superhero

Superman Fan Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery to Look Like The Superhero

Most kids will eventually get over their childhood obsession with comic book superheroes by the time they reach high school, but not Herbert Chavez. This 35-year old Filipino designer is so crazed with Superman that he has undergone several cosmetic surgery for his nose, cheeks, lips and chin down to his thighs and even his […]