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North Korean soldiers bend iron rods with their throats as smiling Kim watches

Bare-chested North Korean soldiers have been filmed flexing their strength by punching concrete, lying on glass shards and bending iron rods with their throats in front of their supreme leader Kim Jong-un. The footage released by state media is the latest show of force in the "invincible" North Korean military. In one scene, a soldier […]

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‘I miss her every day’: Olivia Podmore’s mother reveals void left by daughter’s death and issues with Cycling NZ

There are too many things missing for Nienke Podmore when she thinks about the timeline of her daughter Olivia’s life. Warning signs, support, accountability. “It’s just awful, I miss her every day and everything about her,” Podmore says, sitting in her Christchurch home with partner Chris Middleton. The pair are still waiting for a phone […]

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'They are not just numbers': Missing Beirut silo worker's family clings to hope

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Before he went missing on Aug. 4, Ghassan Hasrouty, an employee of Beirut’s giant grain silos for 38 years, thought he was working in the safest place in the city. The reinforced concrete walls and underground rooms were his shelter for many days during Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war. He used to tell […]

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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon missing, his phone turned off, search underway – The Denver Post

SEOUL, South Korea — Authorities searched on Thursday for the mayor of South Korea’s capital, Seoul, who vanished amid sexual harassment allegations after giving his daughter a message that she described as sounding like a will, police said. Police said they were looking for Mayor Park Won-soon near a small hill in Seoul’s Sungbuk neighborhood […]