Aug 10 2017
North Korea has released a Canadian pastor serving a life sentence there on humanitarian grounds, the country's official KCNA news agency said on Wednesday. The 62-year-old's health has deteriorated while in North Korean custody and the pastor has experienced "dramatic" weight loss, Pak said.
North Korea in retaliation threatened a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam and said North Korea would "turn the US mainland into the theater of a nuclear war" at any sign of an impending American attack.
The Canadian government is not confirming the release yet, but did acknowledge that it sent a delegation to discuss the case.
Warmbier was in a coma when released by North Korean authorities, which according to the DPRK, was due to a rare case of botulism he contracted shortly after his sentencing in 2016.
"A Canadian government delegation is now in Pyongyang to discuss Pastor Lim's case", Trudeau's press secretary Cameron Ahmad said.
Lim's family had become more concerned for his welfare since the death in June of American student Otto Warmbier, who had been held in North Korea for 17 months. His family has urged the Canadian Prime Minister to save his life.
Lim pastored the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto.
Australia's greatest track athlete, Betty Cuthbert, had died
Only in her thirties Betty was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS ), a disease that was still relatively unknown at that time. MALCOLM TURNBULL , Prime Minister - "Rest in peace Betty Cuthbert - an inspiration and a champion on and off the track".
Massive fire at Torch Tower in Dubai Marina brought under control
A residential skyscraper, the 86-storey Torch Tower, in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was engulfed in fire on Friday morning. The Dubai government's media office tweeted: "No injuries have been reported so far in the Torch Tower fire incident".
Phoenix infant dies in hot auto _ second such death in city
Police also said the baby was unresponsive when the father reached the church, meaning the baby was left in the vehicle to this. Fortune said investigators were still interviewing the parents to determine exactly what happened. "It's the death of a child".
"We want to thank the global community for the continued prayers and support and we also ask that the world does not forget the people of North Korea", the statement read.
His church had supported a nursing home, a nursery and an orphanage in North Korea since it began a mission there in 1996, when the country was in the grip of a starvation that killed thousands of people.
Past year he was digging holes for eight hours a day in a labour camp, but claimed he was the "sole prisoner" when he spoke to CNN.
"They were sending medication but there was a question as to whether he was actually receiving it in the way he should", he said.
North Korea has in the past attracted the attention of Washington and visits by high-profile Americans with the detention and release of USA citizens. He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
Kim Sang-duk, an academic also known as Tony Kim, was detained in April and is accused of "hostile criminal acts", and researcher Kim Hak-song was detained in May and is also accused of "hostile acts".
Aug 07 2017
NFL Dolphins lure quarterback Cutler back to league
When asked if he was officially retired, Cutler held back on using the word, while also saying the move would be "permanent". Gase joined Miami the following year, and Cutler parted with Chicago in March after eight seasons.
Aug 06 2017
Vijender Singh v/s Zulipikaer Maimaitiali
He referred his next opponent and china's Zulpikar as Chinese product and quoted "Chinese products won't long last longer". I don't consider him as an experienced boxer, he is young, but he is a strong kid and we are ready for it.
Aug 04 2017
Amir Muqam denies involvement in Ayesha Gulalai controversy
In addition, the party also alleged that Ayesha Gulalai was paid Rs 500 million for defaming Imran Khan. About the texts, she said the texts were received from the PTI chairman's personal number.
Aug 04 2017
Maria Sharapova wins West Classic as she returns from injury
Once again, Sharapova saw her odds sinking after having played only a match at Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, CA . She had been scheduled to play Wednesday night, so seventh-seeded Lesia Tsurenko moves on to the quarterfinals.
Aug 03 2017
Reserve Bank of Australia keeps cash rate at 1.5%
And he did point to the disturbing trend that "growth in housing debt has been outpacing the slow growth in household incomes". Nicholas Gruen, CEO of Lateral Economics, was far more succinct when explaining why he believed rates would remain steady.
Aug 01 2017
Doklam standoff: Western media is 'biased' towards India, says Chinese newspaper
The crisis erupted after Indian and Bhutanese troops foiled an attempt by the Chinese Army to encroach on a disputed enclave. Amid the stand-off in Doklam, Chinese soldiers transgressed into the disputed territory along the global border with India.
Jul 31 2017
New England Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich to announce retirement
The most emotional may have been when he looked right at Belichick and said, "Coach, I gave you everything I had". Ninkovich signed with the Patriots as a free agent in 2009 after playing with the Saints and Dolphins.
Jul 31 2017
No laptop ban as U.S. says all airlines have raised security
Restrictions are no longer in effect for the last of 10 airports with USA bound flights that had a ban on electronic devices. And Secretary Kelly says terror organizations will continue to try to beat any new security measures that are put in place.
Jul 30 2017
England look to bowl out South Africa
Bavuma subsequently ensured South Africa avoided the follow-on by driving a Broad half-volley through the covers for four. The former England captain had added only six runs to his overnight score when he was given out lbw for 88.
Jul 30 2017
Colombia 'will not recognise' Venezuela's assembly vote
Its oil exports to the US totaled $10.2 billion in the year ending in May, according to Panjiva, a global trade research firm. Thousands of Venezuelans loaded with heavy bags have crossed the border into Colombia this week, fleeing the unrest.
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