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I may postpone my tourist trip to North Korea.

 

Otto Warmbier, American student who was detained by North Korea, has died

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Say it ain't so: I just heard a "whisper on the wind" that actor and director Clint Eastwood has died. I hope that this is "fake news" - but I fear the worst. I guess we will all know shortly.

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Indeed - it is fake news. Good - I like Clint Eastwood. He's one of the few Hollywood types who has his head on straight.

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Otto Warmbier’s family kept his Jewishness under wraps while North Korea held him hostage

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: Pyongyang peddled false narrative that a church told the 22-year-old to steal a propaganda poster, and negotiators didn’t want to embarrass the regime by refuting the claim.

 

That was because the North Korean justification for his imprisonment centered on a dubious claim that Warmbier had stolen a propaganda poster in a Pyongyang hotel lobby on orders from the Friendship United Methodist Church in Wyoming, Ohio, to bring it back “as a trophy†in exchange for a used car worth $10,000.

 

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If that’s what their story is, there’s no point fighting it if your objective is to get him out,†Bergman told The Times of Israel. “When you realize he’s Jewish, you realize how ridiculous that claim is.â€

 

 

 

http://www.timesofis...ld-him-hostage/

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Michael Bond the creator of the beloved children’s character Paddington Bear, has died aged 91.

Bond, who published his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, about the marmalade-loving bear from deepest, darkest Peru, in 1958, died at home after a short illness.

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Two Hollywood veterans have died. George Romero, director of "Night of the living dead" which was a precursor of the zombie craze, died at age 77. Martin Landau died at age 89. A veteran actor of both screen and TV, he was best known for being on the hit TV show "Mission Impossible" and winning an oscar for the movie "Ed Wood."

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