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North Korea holding US citizen for spying

North Korea holding US citizen for spying A Canadian pastor serving a life sentence in North Korea for subversion said he spends eight hours a day digging holes at a labour camp, while a naturalised American citizen said he is being held by the state for spying, CNN reported from Pyongyang. If confirmed, Kim Dong Chul, who CNN said was ... Read More »

Bowie ‘got his leg over a lot’

Bowie ‘got his leg over a lot’ In a social media post on the day of his death David Bowie’s wife said “the struggle is real, but so is God”. Iman Abdulmajid, who was married to the star for 24 years, has not spoken directly about his death, but posted a series of cryptic tweets at the weekend. One, which ... Read More »

Mexico begins extradition proceedings against drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

MEXICO has begun the process of extraditing drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States after the famed fugitive was recaptured. The extradition process will probably take “one year or longer”, the head of Mexico’s extradition office, Manuel Merino, told Radio Formula. He said the process had lasted as long as six years, in one case because of ... Read More »

Four teenage suspects arrested over New York gang rape

FOUR of the five teenagers suspected in the horrific rape of an 18-year-old girl in a New York park were in police custody overnight, sources said. Two boys, 14 and 15, were brought in to the 73rd Precinct station house in Brooklyn by their parents, and a third and fourth suspects were arrested shortly after, according to police sources. The ... Read More »

‘Look up here, I’m in heaven’: David Bowie’s haunting last video released days before his death

DAVID Bowie’s final album appears to show the pop icon may have known the release might have been his last. Haunting lyrics on one of his last songs, Lazarus, include the words: “Look up here, I’m in heaven”. The track’s video, which shows Bowie bandaged on a hospital bed, also features the lines: “I’ve got scars that can’t be seen” ... Read More »

This backpacker is fighting for her life, and she needs a matching blood donor

A young graduate is fighting for her life. Do you know anyone who can help? 21-year-old British backpacker Lucy Anne Hill is in a critical condition after she was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She was just one week into her overseas trip. She was rushed to hospital after the incident for treatment ... Read More »

Radical Islamic State preacher Musa Cerantonio breaks silence

Musa Cerantonio has broken his silence after bring in hiding for the past 18 months. Source: News Limited The Melbourne-born man was raised by a Catholic family and was a star on the footy field. He has previously been described as friendly and studious and has a beard that would not look out of place on one of the city’s ... Read More »

Argentinian president under fire for ‘anti-democratic’ decrees

Mauricio Macri’s government defends ‘emergency’ moves to appoint supreme court judges and rip up media law Mauricio Macri had promised a new era of political amity. Photograph: Nicolas Celaya/Xinhua Press/Corbis When Argentina’s new president Mauricio Macri assumed office last month, he did so with a promise to observe the rules of democracy and to open dialogue with the opposition, casting ... Read More »

Italian police open murder inquiry into death of American woman

Body of Ashley Ann Olsen was found in Florence flat with marks on neck, say investigators piecing together her last movements Ashley Ann Olsen was found dead in her apartment on Saturday. Photograph: Ashley Ann Olsen/Instagram. Police in Florence have launched a murder inquiry after an American woman well known in the city’s artistic neighbourhood was found dead in her ... Read More »

El Chapo extradition sought by US after Mexicans recapture drug lord

Attorney general says Joaquín Guzmán’s fate partially sealed by his desire to make a film about his life Mexican authorities hold drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. Photograph: Enrique Perez Huerta/Demotix/Corbis The fugitive drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán allegedly contributed to his capture by attempting to make a film about his rags-to-riches rise to the top of one of ... Read More »