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December 28, 2018

‘Miracle’ rescue of 12-year-old boy buried by avalanche

ABC News(LA PLAGNE, France) -- A 12-year-old boy was saved by a rescue dog after being buried for 40 minutes under an avalanche in the French Alps. The boy was skiing out of bounds at La Plagne with six other skiers Wednesday when the avalanche struck at an altitude of 7,875 feet, police told the Associated Press. He was dragged some 300 feet down the mountain, engulfed in the wave of snow, officials said. Rescuers carried out a desperate search to find the boy, including using a helicopter and ..
December 28, 2018

Hackers steal personal data of North Korean defectors in South Korean resettlement center

iStock(SEOUL) -- The personal data of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors living in a government-run settlement in South Korea was stolen, raising concerns for their safety. Hana Center in North Gyeongsang Province announced on its website Thursday that one of its computers -- which contained names, birth dates and addresses of 997 defectors -- was hacked last month. This is the first known case of information involving defectors being leaked on such a large scale. A malignant code was found in ..
December 27, 2018

‘He wasn’t sick on the way’: Relatives of the boy who died in CBP custody speak out

Pacific Press/Contributor/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Claus school celebrated its 25th birthday this week during a celebration that involved electing the best Santa Claus of the 2018 season — and giving him the title of Brazil’s "Papa Noel.” The “Barbas de molho” (Beard at rest) meeting is a special tradition held every year at the school to mark the end of the 40-day season in which Santas work in shopping malls around Rio. Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Claus school celebrat..
December 27, 2018

Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Claus school names this year’s ‘Papa Noel’

Pacific Press/Contributor/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Claus school celebrated its 25th birthday this week during a celebration that involved electing the best Santa Claus of the 2018 season — and giving him the title of Brazil’s "Papa Noel.” The “Barbas de molho” (Beard at rest) meeting is a special tradition held every year at the school to mark the end of the 40-day season in which Santas work in shopping malls around Rio. Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Claus school celebrat..