DPRK urges South Korea to repatriate DPRK women

DPRK urges South Korea to repatriate DPRK women
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has demanded the return of a group of women that the DPRK said were abducted two years ago by South Korean intelligence. This is a precondition to implement the part of humanitarian issues in the joint declaration by the leaders of the two sides last month at an inter-Korean summit in Panmunjom, t...

UN condemns blasts that kill 8 at cricket stadium in Afghanistan

UN condemns blasts that kill 8 at cricket stadium in Afghanistan
The United Nations has condemned Friday's attack in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least eight people and injured at least 55 at a cricket stadium.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "condemns yesterday's attack," his deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a statement issued on Saturday, which also stated "attacks targeting civilians are grav...

Cuba mourns after 107 killed in airliner crash

Cuba mourns after 107 killed in airliner crash
Cuba began two days of national mourning Saturday for victims of the crash of a state airways plane that killed all but three of its 110 passengers and crew.President Miguel Diaz-Canel said an investigation was under way into Friday's crash of the nearly 40-year-old Boeing 737, leased to the national carrier Cubana de Aviacion by a Mexican company....

Never lie to children, says Japanese animation master

Never lie to children, says Japanese animation master
Mamoru Hosoda is one of the greats of Japanese animation, whose films like "The Boy and the Beast" and "The Girl who Leapt Through Time" are seen as modern classics.But he admits he wasn't the greatest father in the world to his first child. And his wife told him so. "When my son was born I was working on 'The Boy and the Beast' and I was hardly a...

US first lady returns to White House after kidney procedure

US first lady returns to White House after kidney procedure
US First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing aprocedure to address a "benign" kidney condition."She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits," the White House said in a statement. The Slovenia-born former model underwent an embolization procedure, according to her communications director Stephanie ...

10 killed in U.S. high school shooting: police

10 killed in U.S. high school shooting: police
Ten people were killed and another ten wounded when a shooter opened fire inside Santa Fe High School in the southeast of Houston, in the U.S. state of Texas, Friday morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed. During a press briefing near the high school, Abbott said, "It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm that as of this time, there...

Malaysian PM meets with Singaporean PM

Malaysian PM meets with Singaporean PM
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid a visit to his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday, becoming the second Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leader after Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei to call on the newly elected Malaysian prime minister. Lee, who had a warm relationship with former Malaysian Prime Mi...

Plane crashes near Havana with 104 passengers on board

Plane crashes near Havana with 104 passengers on board
At least three people have been found alive, but in critical condition, after a Boeing 737 passenger plane with 104 passengers on board crashed near Havana on Friday, according to state newspaper Granma.Local media reported that more than 100 have died after the plane crashed shortly after takeoff. Mexican authorities said five Mexican crew members...

19 dead as truck loaded with cement overturns in India

19 dead as truck loaded with cement overturns in India
- A truck overturned in India on Saturday killing 19 labourers who were crushed under cement sacks that fell from the vehicle as it toppled, police said. Six others were injured in the accident which happened on a busy highway in western Gujarat state, the latest deadly crash on India's notoriously accident-prone roads. "19 persons including 12 wo...

8 killed, 45 wounded in Afghan stadium bomb attack

8 killed, 45 wounded in Afghan stadium bomb attack
Eight people were killed and 45 others wounded in a bomb attack in a sports stadium in Jalalabad city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar overnight, the provincial government said in a statement Saturday. "Three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were detonated as a result of a coordinated terrorist attack in Jalalabad city's ...