SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- North Korea leader Kim Jong Un may be mulling a major state decision, according to speculations following his recent hike up Mount Paekdu. The North's state-run media KCNA reported Saturday that the leader had visited the Mt. Paekdu, the legendary origin of the Korean nation which the regime has used to legitimize the Kim family's rule. The report said in English that the hike had prompted Kim to recall "emotion-charged days when he realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force without yielding even a moment." A number of observers in the South believe the rare visit may precede a momentous decision, citing how the young leader had
A distinguished U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department resigned after writing a searing letter to Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, accusing him of gutting the department and damaging America’s standing across the world.
NASA has called a press conference to reveal a breakthrough discovery from its alien-hunting Kepler telescope. The discovery was driven by Google’s machine-learning artificial intelligence software. The announcement will be live-streamed on NASA’s website, according to a press release. It will take place Thursday, December 14 at 1 p.m. EST. Kepler’s missions The Kepler telescope-which launched in 2009-has discovered thousands of planets outside of our solar system. “Thanks to Kepler’s treasure trove of discoveries, astronomers now believe there may be at least one planet orbiting every star in the sky,” the press release states. Kepler’s original mission was completed in 2012. It confirmed the
Nilufer Guler is a waitress, but says she feels more like a sex worker at times. On the second day in a new job, a table of wealthy, suited men said they would "buy her" off her manager so she could eat expensive steak with them. They asked if she had an intimate piercing and stared at her throughout their meal. "It's so disrespectful but I couldn't complain. It's a very precarious industry," she says. And she's not alone. Two in five women in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at work and only a quarter of them reported it, a BBC survey has found . Among men, one in five (18%) said they have been harassed at work. The poll of more than 6,000 men and women, one of the
A woman cleaning a Hawaii vacation home Wednesday with her 8-year-old daughter was brutally murdered and the girl bound and duct-taped, Hawaii police said as they announced two arrests in the case. Officials said Saturday that Kailey Dandurand, 20, and a green-haired Stephen Brown, 23, were charged with murder, kidnapping and burglary in the death of Telma Boinville on Oahu’s famous North Shore surfing mecca, according to reports. Boinville was beaten with a baseball bat, which was recovered at the scene, KHON-TV reported. Her 8-year-old daughter was found alive in another room, the station reported. She had been bound and gagged with duct tape. Police sources told the station that Boinville’s
The question of how long after getting engaged to Meghan Markle it would be before Prince Harry did something insanely stupid has been answered. This weekend, less than two weeks after the global media were rejoicing on his behalf, Prince Harry flew to Germany by private jet where he participated in a hunting party with a German prince nicknamed ‘The Boar Terminator’, who once uploaded a video which shows him in a snowy forest killing half a dozen bolting wild boar in rapid succession. Hunting enthusiasts will be quick to point out that wild boar are an extremely unwelcome pest in central Europe, breeding quickly and destroying vast quantities of crops annually. That may be true, and indeed many
The Ravens are still a playoff team at the moment, and racked up a season-high 413 yards of total offense. Figured we’d get the good news out of the way first. The Ravens were stung by the way they lost to the Steelers last night, a 39-38 game which doesn’t keep them out of the [ more]