Asia Pacific Aug 7, 2018

North Korea releases South Korean man detained in July

North Korea released a South Korean citizen detained in July after crossing the border into the North, the South's Unification Ministry said Tuesday. The prisoner was a 34-year-old man surnamed Seo who was detained after "illegally" entering North Korea last month, the ministry said. South Korean ...

World / Science & Health Nov 11, 2014

New York City Ebola patient Spencer set to be released

Craig Spencer, the New York City doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Guinea, will be released tomorrow from Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan and is free of the virus. "Dr. Spencer poses no public health risk," the city's Health and Hospitals Corporation said ...

Hakamada fends off prosecutors

National / Crime & Legal Mar 28, 2014

Hakamada fends off prosecutors

The Tokyo High Court on Friday rejected an appeal by Shizuoka prosecutors seeking to overturn a district court’s decision to release Iwao Hakamada, who until Thursday had been the world’s longest-serving death row prisoner. The Shizuoka District Court had also decided to suspend Hakamada’s death ...