•   
  •   

World North Korea shot, burned body of missing S Korean official: Seoul

11:06  24 september  2020
11:06  24 september  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

'Circuit break': PM considering national restrictions on social lives to curb infections

  'Circuit break': PM considering national restrictions on social lives to curb infections Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions - possibly as soon as next week - as the prime minister races to try and get a handle on the spread of coronavirus. With COVID-19 cases now doubling every seven to eight days, the government is looking at introducing nationwide restrictions for a short period to try to "short-circuit" the virus and slow the spread of the disease. Government figures stressed the plans being drawn up stopped short of a full national lockdown, as seen in the spring, when the country was told to "stay at home".

South Korea has condemned as “an act of brutality” the death of an official who it claims was shot by North Korean soldiers near the countries’ maritime The defence ministry in Seoul said the 47-year-old oceans and fisheries ministry official had been killed and his corpse burned after disappearing

A South Korean official who went missing from a fisheries patrol boat earlier this week was shot dead by North Korean troops who later burned his body The official was reported missing from a South Korean fisheries patrol boat on Monday when it was about 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of the

a boat is docked next to a body of water: The official was reported missing on Monday from a South Korean fisheries patrol boat when it was about 10km (6 miles) south of the de facto maritime boundary between North and South Korea [Jeon Heon-kyun/EPA] [EPA] © [Jeon Heon-kyun/EPA] [EPA] The official was reported missing on Monday from a South Korean fisheries patrol boat when it was about 10km (6 miles) south of the de facto maritime boundary between North and South Korea [Jeon Heon-kyun/EPA] [EPA]

North Korea shot and later burned the body of a missing South Korean official, South Korea’s military said on Thursday, condemning the killing and demanding punishment for those responsible.

Thousands fined for breaking 'unclear' lockdown rules, MPs warn

  Thousands fined for breaking 'unclear' lockdown rules, MPs warn Britons are being fined for breaches of coronavirus lockdown regulations that are "unclear and ambiguous", a parliamentary committee has warned. The Joint Committee on Human Rights said it was "unacceptable" that "many thousands" were receiving fixed penalty notices (FPNs) despite evidence the police did not fully understand their powers.It added that the way regulations were being enforced by the police was having a "disproportionate impact" on young men from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

South Korea said Thursday North Korean troops fatally shot a South Korean government official who may have attempted to defect and set his body on fire, after they found him on a floating object in waters near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary.

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean official who went missing from a fisheries patrol boat earlier this week was shot dead by North Korean troops who later burned his body , South Korea ' s military said on Thursday. The military did not explain how the official ended up in North Korean waters

The military confirmed earlier news reports that a South Korean fisheries official had been shot dead by North Korean troops after apparently attempting to defect across the two countries’ maritime border.

"North Korea found the man in its waters and committed an act of brutality by shooting at him and burning his body, according to our military’s thorough analysis of diverse intelligence," the defence ministry said in a statement published by Yonhap news agency.

"Our military strongly condemns such a brutal act and strongly urges the North to provide an explanation and punish those responsible," the statement added.

"We also sternly warn North Korea that all responsibilities for this incident lie with it."

The official was reported missing on Monday from a South Korean fisheries patrol boat when it was about 10km (6 miles) south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL), a disputed line of military control that acts as the de facto maritime boundary between North and South Korea.

'Two thousand' sign up to be infected with COVID in UK vaccine trial

  'Two thousand' sign up to be infected with COVID in UK vaccine trial British volunteers are to be deliberately infected with COVID-19 to test whether a vaccine offers any protection. In the first trial of its kind, participants will be injected with an experimental vaccine and around a month later exposed to Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes the disease.According to FT, the studies - which are known as human challenge trials - will begin in January and are government funded.It is reported that the trials will take place in a secure facility in Whitechapel, east London, and that 2,000 potential volunteers have signed up in the UK.

South Korea said Thursday North Korean troops shot a South Korean government official who may have attempted to defect and set his body on Southern fisheries official disappeared from boat on Monday near boundary line. Officials believe he tried to defect by jumping in water with a life preserver.

A South Korean official has been shot dead and burned by North Korean troops, said the South ' s defense ministry which condemned the "brutal act," BBC News reported ( ). Seoul said the man had disappeared from a patrol boat near the border and was later found in the North ' s waters.

It was not clear how the 47-year-old ended up in the water. Earlier reports said his shoes had been found on board the patrol vessel, fuelling speculation that he had decided to defect.

The exact reason why North Korean troops shot him remains unclear, but Yonhap News Agency reported they might have been acting under anti-coronavirus orders.

'Shoot-to-kill orders'

The United States military commander in South Korea said earlier this month that North Korean troops had been given "shoot-to-kill orders" to prevent the coronavirus from entering the country.

While most defections involve North Koreans heading to the South, this year has seen a number of high-profile crossings from the South.

In July, a man who had defected to South Korea three years ago triggered a coronavirus scare when he crossed back over the heavily monitored border into North Korea, which has claimed to have zero cases of the disease.

His arrival prompted North Korean officials to lock down the border city of Kaesong and quarantine thousands of people over fears he may have had coronavirus, although the World Health Organization later said his test results were inconclusive.

Last week, South Korean police arrested a defector who they said had tried to return to North Korea by breaking into a military training site in South Korea’s border town of Cheorwon.

How Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston fell for each other… and apart .
How Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston fell for each other… and apart

usr: 0
This is interesting!