SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean border guards were only steps behind a North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the wounded defector as he dashed to the South Korean side, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed.
The defecting soldier, whose rank and identity have not been disclosed, was critically wounded, having been hit five or six times in the hail of bullets as he made his desperate escape on Nov.13. He was flown by a U.S. military helicopter to a hospital in Suwon, south of Seoul.
Doctors announced on Wednesday that he had regained consciousness, having had two operations to extract the bullets, and his breathing was stable and unassisted.
“He is fine,” lead surgeon Lee Cook-Jong said at a press conference in Suwon. “He is not going to die.”
An official from U.N. Command (UNC) said North Korea had been informed on Wednesday that it had violated the 1953 armistice agreement, which marked the cessation of hostilities in the Korean War.
The UNC official told a news conference that a soldier from the North Korean People’s Army (KPA) had crossed the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), the border between the two Koreas, for a few seconds as others fired shots at the defecting soldier.
“The key findings of the special investigation team are that the KPA violated the armistice agreement by one, firing weapons across the MDL, and two, by actually crossing the MDL temporarily,” Chad Carroll, Director of Public Affairs for the UNC, told reporters.
The incident comes at a time of heightened tensions between North Korea and the international community over its nuclear weapons program, but Pyongyang has not publicly responded to the high-profile defection at the sensitive border.
Nothing is sadder than a guy who eerily sounds like every old whiny man in a cartoon, crying to his mother over money on the phone because he needs money for his car. Just pathetic. Yet hilarious. Adam Sandler characters just came to real life.
A UC Berkeley computer science professor helped to create a video that imagined a world where nuclear weapons were replaced by swarms of autonomous tiny drones that could kill half a city and are virtually unstoppable.
Stuart Russell, the professor, said these drones are already a reality.
Elizabeth Warren: “So, look, I was just enormously disappointed about this. I knew Senator Franken long before he was Senator Franken. These allegations are serious and women have a right to be heard and listened to on this. Al’s going to be subjected to a hearing in the United States Senate. We’ve had for a long time now a bipartisan Ethics Committee that meets on a regular basis and he’s going to go in and answer… This is a moment in America, as I see it. The question is whether this is a big moment where there’s a big flash and nothing really changes. Or is this a moment where there’s real change?
NBC host Megyn Kelly got a round of applause at an inopportune time Tuesday when her audience clapped for a story she told of sending a gift to Charlie Rose even though she was angry with him.
Kelly addressed the sexual harassment allegations against Rose, the longtime television journalist, at the outset of "Megyn Kelly Today." Rose has been suspended by CBS, PBS and Bloomberg after the Washington Post reported on eight women who accused him of rampant sexual misconduct between the early 1990s and 2011.
Kelly then told her audience about a personal exchange she had with Rose, who she called a friend, that she called indicative of the "underlying dynamic" between men and women in the workplace.
Kelly said she asked Rose to emcee her first book event for Settle For More last year and found it upsetting because of Rose's questioning about her sexual harassment allegations against late Fox News chief Roger Ailes.
"It was supposed to be a celebratory event, discussing the full scope of the book, which is about my life and my career and the lessons learned. Instead, the exchange felt to me like a cross-examination focused on one issue, the sexual harassment allegations against Roger Ailes," Kelly said, with a hint of anger. "Allegations Ailes denied, but which I know are true because I lived it. I felt defensive in the exchange with Charlie and wound up angry about how he handled my book event."
The kicker? Kelly said, "You know what I did? I sent him a bottle of wine and a thank-you note."
It was supposed to be the somewhat shameful end of a story of acting subservient to a male colleague, but the audience applauded, and Kelly seemed miffed.
"No, no," she said. "But I'm making a different point … The reason I sent him the wine and the thank-you note is that I believed it was better to be nice."
Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler wants to see President Donald Trump "brought down" in handcuffs and believes "a lot of people want him to be in prison."
In a CNN special report on late-night comedy in the age of Trump, Handler blasted Trump as she typically does on her Netflix program. In the brief segment dedicated to Handler, CNN’s Brian Stelter asked about her "mission."
"Would you say you're on a mission to take him down?" Stelter asked.
"I would like to see him taken down, brought down to the ground, preferably in handcuffs," Handler said. "I want him to be in prison, I think a lot of people want him to be in prison."
This is not the first time that Handler has called for Trump or members of the White House to be imprisoned. In July, she also said she wanted to see him in prison.
The father of LiAngelo Ball, one of the UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China, appeared in a "interesting" and lengthy interview on Monday night where he attempted to explain why he did not thank President Donald Trump for helping his son avoid jail time in China.
Trump said he talked to Chinese President Xi during his trip to Asia to help LiAngelo, along with fellow UCLA freshman basketball players Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, after the trio was arrested Nov. 8 for shoplifting designer sunglasses.
LaVar Ball joined CNN’s Chris Cuomo to talk about his comments towards the president, and why he felt Trump did not deserve to be thanked for talking to Xi and ensuring the UCLA players returned home from China.
Sacramento Regional Transit is the one being taken for a ride on this night, by a computer hacker.
That hacker forced RT to halt its operating systems that take credit card payments, and assigns buses and trains to their routes.
The local transit agency alerted federal agents following an attack on their computers that riders may not have noticed Monday.
“We actually had the hackers get into our system, and systematically start erasing programs and data,” Deputy General Manager Mark Lonergan.
Inside RT’s headquarters, computer systems were taken down after the hacker deleted 30 million files.
The hacker also demanded a ransom in bitcoin, and a left a message on the RT website reading “I’m sorry to modify the home page, I’m good hacker, I just want to help you fix these vulnerability.”
Bitcoin has risen sharply in the last year from around $1,000 in December to more than $8,000 on Monday.
Ryan Eldridge is the founder of the company called “Nerds on Call.”
“I would say they’re probably young, because they just want to show off,” Eldridge said.
“You know, there is a member of Congress who has been supportive of women for many, many, many years,” Waters told the crowd at the Women’s Convention Sojourner Truth Luncheon in Detroit on October 28th.
“He is quiet, he is confident, he is powerful, but he has impeccable integrity on all of our issues. Give John Conyers a big round of applause!”
Charlie Rose’s CBS News career came to an unceremonious end Tuesday when the network fired him over allegations of sexual harassment.
Rose’s departure marks the downfall of one of television’s most venerable journalists and a major blow to CBS News, which enjoyed its greatest success ever in the morning thanks to “CBS This Morning,” which was built around Rose and his co-anchors Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell in 2012.
“CBS News terminates Charlie Rose following allegations of sexual misconduct. “There is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace,” says CBS News President David Rhodes”
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.”
Clearly unabashed, an elderly congressman has been filmed reading Playboy magazine on a flight to Washington.
Maybe it was for research purposes but it must surely be a touch embarrassing for 81-year-old John Conyers, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
The headline of the story on one website, The Michigan View, refers to 'Mr Smut goes to Washington'.
The Detroit Democratic congressman was on a plane headed to the capital when a fellow passenger filmed him flicking through pages of the magazine.
The video and pictures were first posted on the Facebook page of the former Pulitzer Prize winner Charlie LeDuff.
Gazing over the August issue of Playboy, Mr Conyer lingered over an article titled 'La Chatte' by Maureen Gibbon.
Mr Conyers is currently the second-longest serving incumbent member of the House and in January 2009 he led the House Committee on the Judiciary's release called Reining In The Imperial Presidency: Lessons And Recommendations Relating To The Presidency of George W. Bush.
It was a 486-page report detailing alleged abuses of power that occurred during the Bush administration, and a comprehensive set of recommendations to prevent recurrence.
Mr Conyers introduced a bill to set up a 'truth commission' panel to investigate alleged policy abuses of the Bush administration.
One of the rules when attempting to pick a fight with somebody, know your limits, and also think about what limits you can push them to as well before they finally snap.
Apparently, this girl never got that memo. Watch as she refuses to stop yelling in this man's face and hitting him before he finally snaps and lays her out cold.
The University of Minnesota-Morris has threatened a student radio show with cancellation after one of the hosts used the word “tranny” on-air, with campus officials offering several shifting reasons for pulling the show from the airwaves.
Following the qualification of Morocco for the World Cup, celebrations by some 300 football fans of Moroccan origin in the spot of choice for sporting events, the steps of the stock exchange in the center of Brussels, turned into riots.
Disturbances were reported in the City centre, Place de la Bourse, venue of the Christmas market under construction. Police say several cars were set on fire and shops looted.
Some 22 police officers were injured and riot police with water cannon were needed to disperse the mob. Calm was restored two hours after the violence erupted.
Pure class was simply radiating from MSNBC hostess Kasie Hunt on Monday, when she said with a smile that the attack Kentucky Senator Rand Paul suffered is one of her favorite stories.
You’ll recall that Paul, a favorite of many Libertarians and Republicans, was attacked from behind by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, while the senator was working on his lawn. The attack resulted in five fractured ribs and a perforated lung.
According to Boucher’s lawyer, he attacked Paul because of a disagreement over a “landscaping dispute,” and went so far as to plead “not guilty” to the assault charge. However, Paul’s neighbors — and especially Paul — have cast doubts on Boucher’s claim, and the belief that the attack was politically motivated has been widely circulated. Boucher’s claim that it was over lawn care also seems suspect, seeing as how he could face serious time in prison should the attack have been the result of Paul’s decisions in his duties as a senator.
But despite the fact that Paul has been both physically attacked while doing yard work, and shot at while practicing baseball, MSNBC’s Hunt still finds this amusing enough for this to be her favorite story.
“New details today on the incident that left Senator Rand Paul with six broken ribs,” Hunt says. “This might be one of my favorite stories.”
Manushi Chhillar brought back the Miss World title to India after 17 long years and our nation just can’t stop gushing about it, already. The event was held at Sanya City Arena, China and Manushi Chhillar was crowned by Stephanie Del Valle, Miss World 2016 from Puerto Rico. Chhillar competed against 118 contestants who represented their nations. Apart from the Miss World 2017 title, Manushi Chhillar was also named one of the five winners of the Beauty with a Purpose title at the competition and the Head to Head challenge.
Everyone knows that Australia is home to a lot of incredibly scary animals, but this is a whole different level of frightening. Bianca Merrick shared footage she filmed of a monstrous spider hanging out inside her car, as she attempted to drive home.
This amazing cheetah encounter played out in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa. 4 cheetahs were not too happy to have a solo cheetah enter their territory
A 43-year-old man faces serious charges after he drove through an active crime scene last Sunday night. Officers gave chase and soon apprehended the man, who initially didn't cooperate and got tased.
The man was currently on probation for leaving the scene of a crash and felony driving with a suspended license. This may explain why he didn't pull over.
Authorities say the suspect is not linked to the investigation he interrupted and did not destroy any evidence.
This Iraqi PMU fighter is shot in the head in battles against isis while his friend is taking a selfie. This happened in the anbar desert.
Viorel Constantin and Cristina-Alexandra Constantin have been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to willfully neglecting an 88-year-old vulnerable woman who was in their care.
The family of an unarmed man shot dead outside his home after an apparent row with a neighbour over a pet dog have released footage of the horrifying moment it happens.
Curtis Shelley can be seen wearing shorts and a white t-shirt in the footage as a man in green points a shotgun at him during the tragic incident in Texas, USA.
The pair have a verbal disagreement, which according to his family, was an ongoing dispute about a dog.
The two pace around each other but as Mr Shelly begins edging slowly towards the gunman, the latter opens fire.
The 27-year-old victim, who had been engaged for four years, was fatally shot outside his own home.
A driver who blocked in a business with their "thoughtless" parking was given a harsh lesson when a forklift trucker picked up his hatchback and moved it across the street.
Mechanic Raja Rahim who works nearby spotted the dilemma and decided to film as two men got to work.
Rather than waiting for the owner, the 40-year-old was stunned when the duo 'solved' the problem and proceeded to pick up the Toyota Yaris and neatly positioning it into a space on the opposite side of the road.
Dad-of-five Raja admits it was probably for the best that he didn't stay long enough to see the reaction of the commuter who returned to find their car mysteriously moved.
Raja said: "I think it's hilarious. It's just so funny. The guy asked me if it was my car and if I could get it moved but I told him it wasn't.
Dramatic video has captured a bright mystery object flashing across the sky at Heathrow Airport seconds before a plane came into land.
Extraordinary footage shows the fast-moving bright object dart above houses near the airport before appearing to burn up in the atmosphere.
Just seconds later a huge jet is seen preparing to land at the hub.
Aviation website Airlive shared footage of the incident which it said was captured on its live camera feed at Heathrow.
The website described the illuminating bulk as a shooting star but a social media user argued it was more likely to be a meteorite.
A humiliated would-be burglar was forced to flee for his safety after he broke into the home of a former England rugby player.
The intruder entered the home of ex-England fly-half Ceri Large when she had her rugby pals staying with her overnight.
CCTV footage captured the intruder hurdling a six-foot gate as he was was chased from the property with his jeans round his ankles.
Ceri said the man had a lucky escape as she "probably would have battered" him had she caught him in her house.
A brave diver has captured shocking footage of a super-sized stingray - that has a knife-like barb which can be fatal for humans - resting on the floor of the ocean bed.
Stefano Ulivi, 42, said the huge creature looked like an 'alien' as he approached, at first mistaking it for a rock.
He was diving in the waters surrounding Azores in the Pico Islands, when he discovered the massive stingray , believed to be up to three metres (9ft 8) - the equivalent of a shark or dolphin.
While trying to get a better view of the massive monster dwelling at 20 metres below sea level, the alien-looking stingray spotted him and within seconds vanished from sight as its fins flapped it away to safety.
Stefano, from Florence, Italy, filmed the footage four-months-ago and managed to get within a metre of the stingray.
A hero immigrant risked his life trying to catch a woman as she plunged from a ninth-floor flat in Chile.
Richard Joseph attempted to cushion the fall with his own body as she hurtled towards the ground as witnesses screamed in terror.
Shocking footage captured by neighbours living opposite show the woman as she desperately clung to a balcony edge before dropping.
Horrified witnesses can be heard screaming as she fell to the ground and struck Mr Joseph, a Haitian national.
Separate footage showed the pair lying on the ground after the impact.
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A sozzled driver was just inches away from mowing down a pedestrian as he crashed his £150,000 Bentley convertible in a pub car park.
CCTV footage shows a man being forced to leap to safety as Danny Jackson accelerated erratically in his vehicle.
The 69-year-old, who was jailed for 15 months, downed up to six glasses of wine before getting behind the wheel of his luxury motor, a court heard.
Video footage shows Jackson trying to manoeuvre his car out of a tight parking space while a group of people try and stop him and grab his keys.
Footage shows Jackson lurch forward and backwards several times before he speeds towards a man who jumps out of the way before he hits two cars and demolishes a wall.
Jackson, of Draycott, Derbyshire, was jailed for 15 months after he admitted dangerous driving with excess alcohol at Derby Crown Court last Thursday, November 16.
Stomach-churning footage shows the moment a 14ft python regurgitates a huge lizard it swallowed whole hours before being captured.
The gigantic reptile, believed to be a Burmese python, was found by Uraiwan Seksuk slithering under broken mortar in her garden.
Uraiwan, 44, who was hanging up her clothes when she noticed the snake, called in helpers to catch the animal in the Laem Yai district of Samut Songkhram in Thailand.
But rescuers didn't dare approach the 20kg reptile so they rang police.
Officers can be seen taking a hammer to the concrete in the woman's backyard, breaking away piece by piece to reveal the python hiding underneath.
A mum-of-two filmed the moment she was sexually harassed on the street when she was targeted by a sleazy cyclist.
The lewd rider can be heard telling her 'nice set of boobs you've got,' as she walks on the side of the road in Kallangur, Queensland.
The woman said she was left 'shaking with fear' following the remark, which the man repeated when she confronted him.
The middle-aged cyclist, wearing sunglasses. pink-coloured trousers and flip-flops, was captured resting on his handlebars after stopping to talk to the woman.
The irritated woman tells him she has filmed him making the inappropriate remark.
The man then appears to try and soften relations through small talk as he asks her "your husband's on the corner, isn't he?"
But the woman refuses to engage in chit-chat and tells him again she has recorded him before calling him a "d*******".
The man then apologises before the woman tells him she will be reporting him to the police.
Video shows the man then hops on to his bike to leave.
The mum-of-two, who did not give her name, told Daily Mail Australia she was left shaken by the bizarre encounter.
She said: "I couldn't even speak properly, you could tell in my voice I was really nervous - I was frightened.'
"It's worse that he's an older man and you'd think that he'd know better.
"You'd expect a 12-year-old child to say something silly like that."
She reported the incident to police on Monday when the incident took place and her husband has appealed for anyone else the man may have spoken with to come forward, it was reported.
China has unveiled an amphibious tank it claims is capable of travelling at high speeds on land and water.
The armoured vehicle, called VN18, is the most powerful of its kind in the world reaching up to 40mph on the ground and 19mph on water, according to Chinese state media.
Weighing 26.5 tonnes, the machine is said to be equipped with a 30mm cannon, machine gun, smoke grenades and an anti-tank missile.
The tank is able to carry three drivers and 11 soldiers inside it, China Central Television reported.
Shocking footage shows the moment a vile thug laughs in a female officer's face as he spits at her from the back of an ambulance.
Body cam footage captured by the newly recruited officer shows the man spitting at her 24 times, including at her face.
The handcuffed man blatantly laughs as he spits at the officer who repeatedly warned him he was being recorded on her body camera.
He is lying down and flanked by a member of staff from East Midlands Ambulance Service.
Tony Wetton, the new chairman of Derbyshire Police Federation, described the ordeal as "horrific", reports the Derby Telegraph .
Mr Wetton said: "This is a case where there is a young female officer in the first year on the job in the back of an ambulance where she has arrested a young bloke.
Disturbing footage filmed inside one of England's prisons shows a inmate passed out after inhaling what is believed to be "hippy crack" in a cell.
The prisoners laugh and joke while apparently inflating balloons with nitrous oxide, making no effort to hide their identities.
After inhaling the gas - which was banned last year following 17 known deaths - an inmate is seen collapsed on the floor.
The footage, which was filmed on a mobile at an unknown prison in England, also shows a duffle bag full of nitrous oxide containers.
Two bottles of beer, one empty and the other half drunk, can also be seen in the clip, filmed by fellow prisoners.
Bizarre footage has captured a disgruntled Domino's Pizza customer paying for a £25 meal using just 2p coins.
Billy Martin, 23, dumped 1,287 coppers - totalling £25.74 - on the counter of his local takeaway branch because of an argument over an outstanding payment.
Billy said he decided to pay in coppers because the firm made him "feel like a criminal" when they chased him over an order.
The dad-of-one, from Tamworth, ordered a medium cheese and tomato pizza, mighty meat stuffed crust, potato wedges and a Fanta last Thursday but did not make a payment when it was delivered.
Billy says a Domino's driver dropped the meal off but left before he had a chance to give him the money, so he assumed the online order had automatically taken payment from his bank card.
Kingstree, S.C. (WOLO)–Dash camera video from the town of Kingstree Police Department shows officers taze 86 year old Albert Chatfield during an October 16th traffic stop.
Attorney for Chatfield, Justin Bamberg, says the grandfather was in the intensive care unit for several weeks following the incident.
As a result Chatfield sued the Kingstree Police Department which quickly settled with the family for $900,000. Kingstree Police Chief James Barr declined to comment only to say the incident is under SLED investigation.
Off The Back Of A Truck Tho? Girl Got Duped Into Thinking She Bought An iPhone!
Monday marked the end of an era for the city of Atlanta with the implosion of the Georgia Dome, but the occasion wouldn’t have been complete without a very Atlanta moment.
Nope: They Really Left The Pig's Azzhole In The Chitlins!
Three birds resembling alien features were traced at a wash room in a private ship yard premises under one town police station limits in Visakhapatnam.
The visuals of the birds went viral on social media and created panic in the port city recently.
The Ship Yard Manager said JJ Nayak said the company staff found the birds in the abandoned wash room.
They broke open the toilets when foul smell emanated from it. The staff served fruits and vegetables but the birds did not eat them.
Nehru zoological park Curator Shivani Dongre said the birds are a beautiful which are distributed downwards from central India.
Their heart shaped faces and downward beaks are characteristics of the species. They were called as Barn Owls.
Two Detroit Police officers are off the streets and a supervisor is removed from special operations after a botched drug raid.
Four axe-wielding masked robbers on mopeds tried to smash the windows of a Bentley during a terrifying attempted car jacking.
The gang targeted the luxury motor as it stopped at traffic lights in Bury, Greater Manchester.
As the Bentley Bentayga came to a stop, two approached the car and repeatedly smashed the driver's window and windscreen with their weapons.
The driver, a 51-year-old woman, tried to manoeuvre her car but the offenders persistently hammered against the glass whilst demanding she hand over her watch.
However, she bravely refused and managed to drive away to safety.
Greater Manchester Police have released dashcam footage of the attack and are appealing to anyone with any information.