North Korea is showing no signs of scaling back its fearsome labor camp system, with torture, starvation, rape and death a fact of life for tens of thousand of inmates, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, infamous for his admission to smoking crack and drinking too much, called allegations that he tried to buy an incriminating video from criminal suspects "an outright lie" on the Sports Junkies talk radio show in Washington Thursday morning.
Winds of up to 90 miles an hour and heavy rain battered Scotland on Thursday, disrupting rail and traffic as northwestern Europe braced for heavy storms sweeping across the North Atlantic and North Sea.
Criminal suspects claimed embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tried to buy a damaging video -- months before a tape was publicized showing him smoking crack -- according to court documents released Wednesday.
At the start of a three-month reporting stint in Tokyo, I'd thought vaguely to myself how I wouldn't mind climbing Mount Fuji when my assignment was done -- in the way that I've always vaguely wondered about running a marathon, but never got round to it.