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The officer escaped from North Korea to South on the boat

the Officer of the North Korean army and civilians sailed from the country on a small boat and headed towards South Korea. They saw the ship of the Navy of a neighbouring state near the inter-Korean border, said on Saturday, may 19, the Agency Yonhap.

the Fugitives were discovered in the Yellow sea to the North of the island Pandanda. Now they are under the supervision of the South Korean coast guard. The police will investigate.

according to the Agency, this is the first escape of a North Korean officer since 2008. Then 28-year-old Lieutenant crossed the fortified land border between the two countries.

Raul Castro had undergone surgery

the Former leader of Cuba Raul Castro underwent elective surgery for hernia. He is now recovering, according to local newspaper Cubadebate.

About how he feels Castro, not yet reported. It is only noted that the policy was notified about the crash Boeing 737 over Havana, and he gave instructions to his subordinates on this issue.

in addition, Castro asked to convey condolences to the relatives of the victims.

Passenger Boeing 737 crashed after takeoff from the Havana airport on Friday, may 18. Aboard was 110 are 104 passengers and six crew members. At the place of accident managed to find four survivors, but two later died in hospital.

A Buddhist monk went into a deep depression and have sued the monastery

In Japan, a Buddhist monk has filed a lawsuit against the monastery, which is due to overtime. About it reports Channel News Asia.

a Man requires one of the temples on mount koyasan near Osaka compensation in the amount of 78 thousand dollars. He was forced to work in a cafe for tourists for two months without a weekend, his other responsibilities also went beyond spiritual practice. In the result of overtime, he became depressed, said the representative of the plaintiff Noritake Siracura (Noritake Shirakura).

“If you’re a monk, then your work at the monastery is not regulated, said Siracusa. — You are given the task and say that it is part of religious education. And since this is education, it is necessary to overcome serious difficulties.” According to him, on the court he and his client, whose name was not disclosed, expect to prove that this approach is outdated.

In 2015, when the district celebrated the 1,200 th anniversary, the monk was forced to work 64 days in a row, said his lawyer. In addition, some days he labored for 17 hours without a break.

According to TV channel, litigation is uncommon for Japan. In 2017, the Higashi hongan-JI temple (“Temple of the great Buddha’s vow”) in Kyoto made a public apology for the fact that employees of religious institutions do not pay overtime work.

Recycling is one of the main social problems in Japan. Death because of overwork even has a separate name — karoshi. It is reported that last year the country recorded 121 case Carosi.

In the United States died historian and researcher of Russia Richard pipes

the American historian, Advisor to the President of the United States Ronald Reagan Richard pipes died in the USA in the 96 year of life. Of his death announced on his page in Facebook Professor at new York University Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblet.

information on the death of the historian affirmed by the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

Richard pipes has written numerous works on the history of Russia. In 2015 he published a book, “Two ways of Russia” — a collection of his publications, lectures and interviews over the past few years. In it he, in particular, wrote like a country can abandon the old “patrimonial” state model, where the rulers do not govern, and own it.

In Iraq, executions of Russian participation in the IG

a Court in Iraq has sentenced a Russian citizen to death for participating in terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). This writes the Arab News, citing a source in the court.

it is Noted that the name of the convict — Khasanov.

According to the publication, over the past few months more than 300 people, was sentenced in Iraq to the death penalty. Among them, about 100 foreigners.

In mid-April, an Iraqi court sentenced to life imprisonment or the death penalty seven women among life-term prisoners were two Russians — the native of Dagestan Alice Elvira Ismailova and Magomedkhanov 1992 and 1997 years of birth.