June 16, 2018

Pakistani terrorist who ordered Malala shooting reportedly killed in drone strike

Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) -- The Pakistani terrorist leader who ordered the assassination of Malala Yousafzai was killed in a drone strike, according to Afghan officials. Mullah Fazlullah was allegedly killed in a strike on June 13 in the Dangam district of Kunar province in Afghanistan. Fazlullah had been the leader of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), designated by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist group in 2010, since taking over in 2013. Initial reports in the area suggest t..
June 15, 2018

State Department ‘deeply concerned’ over arrest of US citizen during a protest in Vietnam

Courtesy Nguyen Family(HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam) -- The American who was arrested while protesting in Vietnam has been visited by at least one U.S. diplomat since he was taken into custody, the State Department said Friday. Will Nguyen, a 32-year-old masters degree student at Singapore University, was on vacation in Vietnam when he joined a protest against a land concession proposed by Chinese investors and was seized by several men in civilian clothes and hauled off into a police vehicle, blee..
June 15, 2018

For some North Korean defectors, Trump-Kim summit offers hope; others don’t buy it

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Back in January, Ji Seong-ho was President Trump's special guest at his State of the Union address, where the president told the story of Ji’s harrowing escape from North Korea. Having lost an arm and a leg after being hit by a train years before, Ji managed to travel hundreds of miles to China – on crutches. “Seong-ho's story is a testament to the yearning of every human soul to live in freedom,” Trump said. Ji is one of about 32,000 North Koreans in the past dec..
June 15, 2018

‘Gifted’ clarinetist whose dreams were sabotaged by ex-girlfriend awarded $266K: Court

iStock/Thinkstock(QUEBEC) -- When some musicians go through a harrowing break up, they write sad love songs. One Canadian clarinetist got a court-awarded $266,000 payout instead. A Canadian court determined this week that the alleged deceptions of Eric Abramovitz's ex-girlfriend were worth a hefty sum. Eric Abramovitz was a student at McGill University in Quebec, Canada, when he applied to attend the Coburn Conservancy of Music in Los Angeles. At the time, Abramovitz was living with his gir..