An estimated 90 migrants are feared dead after a smuggler's boat capsized off the coast of Libya early on Friday.
Ji Seong-ho, 35, a North Korean defector who appeared at President Trump's State of the Union address this week, is from Hoeryong, near the border with China. He told Reuters last year about the wooden crutches that he left North Korea with in 2006.
Polish lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would impose jail terms for suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust, drawing concern from the United States and outrage from Israel, which denounced "any attempt to challenge historical truth."
President Donald Trump used his biggest stage Tuesday to warn of the nuclear threat from North Korea, as fears grow again in Washington that conflict may be looming.
In his first State of the Union address, Trump announced a new executive order keeping Guantanamo Bay prison open, called for infrastructure investments and laid out four planks for immigration reform.
The authorities have been slowly acknowledging in state-media commentaries that there is a systematic problem of sexual harassment on Chinese college campuses.
The US House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines on Monday to release a classified memo that Republicans say shows anti-Trump bias by the FBI and the Justice Department in seeking a warrant to conduct an intelligence eavesdropping operation.
For indigenous Australians, the date means the start of oppression, including dozens of massacres throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
President Donald Trump ordered the firing of Russia investigation special prosecutor Robert Mueller last year but the White House counsel's threatened resignation pushed him to reverse course.
As the daily scene on the border shows, young Palestinians are increasingly beyond reach, put off by a four-year stalemate in peace talks with Israel and little progress toward healing internal rifts.