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It is not often that you get to meet a man who has personally taken more than 250 lives and was involved in the torture and murder of thousands more. It is even rarer to see such a man in broad daylight, in a city centre enjoying public adulation. John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, a.k.a. Popeye, is a local celebrity in Medellin, Colombia. In the 80s, the city was home to Pablo ...
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At first glance, this could pass as a scene from one of Hollywood''s latest blockbusters. But this escape is no fiction: in the car, a North Korean soldier is speeding towards the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. In this incident which took place on November 13th, the soldier pulls off a daring desertion to South Korea. North Korean soldiers scramble to chase the man, firing several shots at him.
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In exactly five years from today, Qatar will kick off the first World Cup hosted in the Middle East. But as it plans for the largest sporting event ever held in the region, the country is caught up in a major falling out with its neighbours.
Qatar hopes a political and trade blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt will be lifted soon, and those countries will allow their ...
PBS:In our news wrap Monday, The Washington Post reported that eight women have come forward accusing veteran PBS journalist Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct -- one of several new allegations against high-profile figures. Also, Nebraska regulators gave the green light for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline across their state.
Financial Times: America’s opioid scourge is exacting an economic toll in the hundreds of billions of dollars a year, according to a report from Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers.