Research Shows that North Korea has Tried to Stop Public Execution Leaks

The Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG), a Seoul-based research group, said that North Korea has tried to stop news of its public executions from leaking outside the country in recent years. “Our findings suggest that the Kim Jong Un regime …

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Nine Killed in Dominican Republic Plane Crash

A private plane crashed minutes after taking off outside Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, killing all nine people on board.  According to local media, the victims included Puerto Rican music producer Jose Angel Hernandez, also known as …

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Lina Wertmüller, First Female Oscar Nominee for Best Director, Dies at Age 93

Lina Wertmüller, the Italian filmmaker who was the first woman to receive an Oscar nomination for best director, died in Italy on Dec. 9 at the age of 93. Wertmüller made history when she was nominated for an Oscar for …

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Jamaican Grammy-Winning Bassist Robbie Shakespeare Dies at Age 68

Renowned Jamaican reggae bassist Robbie Shakespeare of the Sly and Robbie due died on Dec. 8 at the age of 68. “I am in shock and sorrow after just receiving the news that my friend and brother, the legendary bassist …

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