The international community must act on evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed in North Korea, says a long-awaited UN report. A panel of experts mandated by the UN's Human Rights Council said North Koreans had suffered "unspeakable atrocities", and that those responsible, including leader Kim Jong-un, must face justice. Testimony given to the panel from defectors included an account of a woman forced to drown her own baby, children imprisoned from birth and starved, and families tortured for watching a foreign soap opera. "There will be no excusing of failure of action because we didn't know," said Michael Kirby, chairman of the independent Commission of Inquiry. read more
The California Highway Patrol officer reportedly ordered the firefighter, identified as Jacob Gregoir, to move the fire engine off the center divide or he would be arrested. As he worked the scene and checked the overturned car for more victims, he reportedly told the unidentified officer that he would have to check with his captain.
That's when the officer decided to detain the firefighter instead. read more