It began as a typical, carefree holiday weekend at the popular Colombian tourist destination, a scenic reservoir surrounded by mountains and greenery that draws throngs every weekend for fishing, water sports and all-inclusive boat cruises. But at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir near Medellin, Colombia, one of these boat cruises took a deadly turn. About 160 people were aboard the four-level, teal-and-yellow boat adorned with pictures of sailboats on its sides, its name “El Almirante,” The Admiral, painted in cursive. Within minutes, it capsized. “Five minutes after leaving everything was normal” a survivor told Colombian newspaper El Tiempo. Then passengers heard a loud
Many detainees are tortured into confessing crimes they didn’t even commit. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the treatment of inmates inside Kim Jong Un’s torture chambers and prison camps. The brutality of the North Korean regime was once again cast into the international spotlight following the death of 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier last week. While the brutal conditions inside North Korea’s prison camps and detention centres are well documented, less is known about how the American came to be in a coma in the first place. However a 2012 video could provide some clue as to how North Korea treats its detainees and prisoners. The shocking video provides a
Onstage at the Black Entertainment Television Awards (BET) Sunday night, everything was going smoothly: Mary J Blige strutted across the stage; Bruno Mars showed off his tight choreography; Chris Brown, Big Sean, and New Edition mesmerized the audience with their seamless performance.
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If you're a parent who has a fear of confrontation, let Mary Katherine Backstorm be your inspiration! The Southern mom was in the checkout line at Target when she noticed a young boy and girl - roughly 11 or 12 years old - in front of her, snickering at the cashier, who had clearly suffered a "very devastating accident and cranial reconstructive surgery."
By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. In the first detailed account from one of those directly involved, the cargo ship's captain said the ACX Crystal had signaled with flashing lights after the Fitzgerald "suddenly" steamed on to a course to cross its path.