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North Korea's All-Female Band Leader Hyon Song Wol Is the Only Woman Negotiating on Kim Jong Un's Behalf

Tuesday  09:22,   16 january 2018
Newsweek

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently promoted Hyon, the subject of execution rumors in 2013, to the party's central committee.Delegations from the two countries met at North Korea’s Tongilgak building in the truce village of Panmunjom. Each[...]

North Korea's All-Female Band Leader Hyon Song Wol Is the Only Woman Negotiating on Kim Jong Un's Behalf

Tuesday  09:22,   16 january 2018
Newsweek

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently promoted Hyon, the subject of execution rumors in 2013, to the party's central committee.Delegations from the two countries met at North Korea’s Tongilgak building in the truce village of Panmunjom. Each[...]

Parents arrested after 12 children, ages 2-29, found shackled in California home

Tuesday  05:15,   16 january 2018
FOX News

A Southern California couple is in custody on suspicion of torture and child endangerment after 12 of their children allegedly were found captive in the couple's home, with some of them shackled to beds. David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49,[...]

Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

Tuesday  02:35,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter on [...]

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea

Monday  18:54,   15 january 2018
The New York Times

It’s normal for American commanders to draw up combat plans. But recent exercises signal that the military wants to be ready for options on the Korean Peninsula.At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, a mix of 48 Apache gunships and Chinook[...]

Newly-discovered diamond among world’s largest ever

Monday  15:37,   15 january 2018
The Week

910-carat gemstone found in Lesotho mine could sell for £30m or moreThe colourless gemstone is around the size of two golf balls and clocks in at 910 carats (182g), about the weight of a snooker[...]

Carillion held new hospital contract before entering liquidation

Monday  15:36,   15 january 2018
Press Association

Work was expected to be completed at the new site in 2019. Also on MSN:Thousands of jobs at risk as crisis-hit construction firm Carillion collapsesCarillion's car crash – the winners and losersCarillion: What went wrong and where does it go from[...]

Barry McElduff quits as Sinn Fein MP after Kingsmill branded loaf row

Monday  13:31,   15 january 2018
Press Association

The MP was last week suspended by his party for three months.Barry McElduff, who was last week suspended by his party for three months, said he had now decided to quit as an abstentionist member of parliament for West[...]

Twin bombings at Baghdad street market kill 38

Monday  13:30,   15 january 2018
Sky News

At least 38 people have died and more than a hundred have been wounded in a twin suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.  Officials at the country's Interior Ministry said two bombers blew themselves up at Tayran Square - a busy street[...]

Floor at Indonesia's stock exchange collapses, 75 injured

Monday  12:25,   15 january 2018
AFP

At least 75 people were injured Monday when a mezzanine floor at Indonesia's stock exchange building collapsed into the lobby, police said, with victims carried out of the debris-filled building on stretchers. A cascade of glass, metal and other [...]

From Chubby Basketball Fan to Fratricidal Maniac: How Swiss Boarding School Shaped Kim Jong Un

Monday  12:23,   15 january 2018
The Daily Beast

Educated in Swiss schools under fake names, Kim Jong Un and his siblings have a long, intriguing history in the Alps.Kim’s as unpredictable as he is deadly. Witness his announcement Tuesday that North Korea would participate in the Winter Olympics[...]

What Martin Luther King Jr. said about the problem with ‘so-called educated people’

Monday  12:21,   15 january 2018
The Washington Post

King's prophetic comments on education: 'We are likely to find that the problems of housing and educationwill themselves be affected if poverty is first abolished'You will see that King was prescient on a lot of things, including the[...]

Crisis-hit construction firm Carillion goes into liquidation after government talks fail, putting thousands of jobs at risk

Monday  11:51,   15 january 2018
MSN

REUTERS/Simon Dawson Carillion placed into liquidation after six-month battle to get on top of its £1.5 billion debt pile. Crisis-hit construction firm Carillion on Monday announced it is going into liquidation after last-minute talks to[...]

German Engineering Yields New Warship That Isn't Fit for Sea

Monday  11:50,   15 january 2018
MSN

Germany’s naval brass dreamed up a warship that could ferry marines into combat anywhere, go up against enemy ships and stay away from home ports for two years with a skeleton crew. But now it turns out it doesn’t work.First delivered for sea trials [...]

Hawaii's false missile threat: Worker 'feels terrible' after pushing the wrong button

Monday  08:50,   15 january 2018
FOX News

Hawaii emergency officials confirmed Saturday evening that an alert about an inbound ballistic missile was a mistake, which a state emergency official attributed to someone pushing the wrong button.Vern Miyagi, who oversees the Hawaii Emergency[...]