Horrified! Hunter Killed Out of Wild Lion Flies in Africa





Johannesburg
 A dark hunter was reportedly killed by a wild lion flock in South Africa (South Africa). Not only attacked, this dark hunter is also believed to be eaten by wild lions because there is little left of his body.

As reported by AFP Monday (12/2/2018), a body was found in a bunch of shrubs which is in the area near Kruger National Park, South Africa, on Saturday (10/2) morning local time. The local police are still trying to identify the corpse.

The body was found in the area near Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, where many animals are hunted illegally. The number of animals that have been hunted illegally has increased in recent years

"It seems that the victim was hunting in the dark when he was attacked and killed by lions, they ate his body, almost everything, and just leave the hands and some other parts, "said Limpopo Police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe to AFP .

A hunting rifle full of bullets was found near the body.

Last year, several lions were found dead poisoned near a farm in the same province. The carcass of the lion was found in a state of head and palms cut off.

In Africa, the lion body parts are often used for traditional medicine. But dark hunters more often target rhinos in South Africa to meet the high demand of rhinoceros horn in China, Vietnam and several other Asian countries. Just like the lions' body parts, the rhino horn is also believed to work as a traditional medicine.

(nvc / nkn)


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North Korean flag flies at South Korean Olympic Athlete Village

North Korea's national flag has been flown in South Korea. The flag began to be flown on Thursday in Olympic athletes' villages in PyeongChang and Gangneung, located about 230 kilometers east of Seoul, one day after it was officially opened.

The postponement of a flag-raising day was due to the law South Korea's national security legislation banning North Korean flag-raising. Now the authorities have allowed all places associated with the winter sports championships, including athletes' and stadium dormitories, displaying and flying the flag.

The flag raising coincided with the welcoming of 10 North Korean Olympic team members scheduled to arrive on Thursday 1/2) in South Korea. They will join 12 North Korean women's hockey players who have been in South Korea since last week to conduct joint exercises with their South Korean counterparts as a united Korean team.

A surprise bid by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to send a delegation to the Olympics in PyeongChang while delivering a New Year speech paved the way for a recovering dialogue between Pyongyang and Seoul, which froze because of North Korea's insistence on developing a nuclear program and ballistic missiles ignoring international sanctions. [ab/uh]

Judged for Post Article BBC, Thai Activist Flies to LN





Bangkok
 A pro-democracy activist in Thailand fled abroad after learning he would be tried for posting a British media article, BBC in 2016. The BBC article was considered offensive and offensive to the Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

As reported by Reuters Monday (29/1/2018), female activist named Chanoknan Ruamsap is blurred out of Thailand on Sunday (28/1) local time. Through his Facebook post, Chanoknan said since the beginning of this month, he received a call to attend the trial of the Royal Thai insult case.

According to the summons, Chanoknan was charged with violating article 112, insulting the Kingdom of Thailand, by posting the profile of King Vajiralongkorn from a BBC Thai-language article whose contents were considered offensive to the King. The BBC article once posted Chanoknan via his Facebook account in 2016.

"It seems I have been charged with article 112 for sharing the BBC article in December 2016," Chanoknan said via his latest Facebook post. "I have less than 30 minutes to decide whether to stay or leave, this is a difficult decision because this time I will not be able to return."

The BBC article which is considered offensive to King Vajiralongkorn was released shortly after King Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne in December 2016, after the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Thailand still applies the lese-majeste law, also known as article 112. Under the law of lese majeste, any violation of the rule of law has a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Last year, another Thai activist, Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for posting the same BBC article. Jatupat, who was heavily involved in the Thai anti-junta rally, was arrested in 2016.

Legal action under the Computer Crimes Act and royal defamation law has risen sharply under the ruling military junta since the 2014 coup. 94 people on trial for violation of lese-majeste. Of that number, according to the iLaw monitoring group, a total of 43 people were sentenced to jail terms.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has repeatedly vowed to crack down on critics of the Thai Empire. On the other hand, critics of Thailand's military junta say the lese-majeste law is often used to silence the enemies of the military junta.

(nvc / ita)


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Demonstration of Strength, US Flies Bomber Plane on Korean Peninsula

The Americans flew the B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft on the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday in a joint exercise with South Korea deploying hundreds of warships, the Associated Press reported.

The action of the air is clear as a warning to North Korea that has just conducted another nuclear missile launch test.

"Through these exercises, the South Korean and American air forces demonstrate the allies' strong desire and ability to punish the North, if threatened by nuclear weapons and missiles, "the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement quoted by the Associated Press.

The United States and South Korea on Monday began a five-day joint exercise amid rising tensions with North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear tests and missiles.

An annual exercise involving a large number of the latest generation stealth fighter, carried out a week after North Korea launched its missile the most powerful, which may reach the east coast of America.

Approximately 12,000 American soldiers, including from the Navy and Marines, participated in the joint exercise.

The Seventh Air Force of America said the exercise was not a response to an incident or any provocation.

North Korea's official media says the joint exercise is pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. [ds]