WE MIGHT have uncovered the answers of a few mysteries this year, but if we’ve learned anything, it’s that we still know very little, about a lot.Despite our technological ability in this modern world there are many mysteries that continue to haunt us.How did Sherri Papini survive her kidnap?Why were these medieval bones buried in such a puzzling way? How did this NFL player defy gravity?These are the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017.The curious case of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance during her attempt to fly around the world 80 years ago has long remained legend as researchers hunt for her remains to this day.This year, we may have gotten closer than ever before, in fact National Geographic said the mystery “of what happened to Amelia Earhart may be as close as it’s ever been to being solved”.The publication used four bone-sniffing dogs who each detected human remains in the same spot on a remote island in the Pacific, Nikumaroro, Kiribati, which … [Read more...] about From the ‘floating haunted city’ to a secret Egyptian pyramid chamber and Otto Warmbier – we examine the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017
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GHOULISH new tours will take North Korea’s visitors inside the courthouse where Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years’ hard labour. The tragic student was arrested while visiting Kim Jong-un’s kingdom last year and accused of stealing a propaganda poster. Warmbier sobbed on North Korean TV as he confessed at Pyongyang’s Supreme Court where he was handed his sentence. Now in a sinister new twist to tourist itineraries, the secretive state will take foreigners into the court for a visit. Israeli lawyer Ariel Shlaev, who took the tour, decided to request the visit after hearing about Warmbier. Mr Shlaev said he was surprised to find the North Koreans were not only willing to take tourists inside, but even had a gift shop set up. “Because of Otto I got the idea of asking to visit there,” he said. “It was a surprise for me and the others that they allowed us. “Of course it was strange to visit there. It’s the first and … [Read more...] about Ghoulish North Korean tours take tourists inside court that jailed US student Otto Warmbier and sentenced Kim’s uncle to death by anti-aircraft gun
OTTO Warmbier was a US student who made headlines around the world after a tragic trip to North Korea in 2016.Here's what you need to know about the 22-year-old and how he tragically lost his life.Otto Warmbier was a student at the University of Virginia when he visited Pyongyang on his way to Hong Kong where he was going to study.But North Korean authorities accused him of committing a hostile act against the country by stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel.He was arrested at the airport while trying to leave in January 2016.After appearing in a televised show trial he gave a tearful press conference where he confessed and begged for forgiveness.But his pleas fell on deaf ears and he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in March 2016.From that day nothing was heard from him for more than 15 months until he was returned to the US in a vegetative state.North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill.But his dad Fred said Otto … [Read more...] about What happened to US student Otto Warmbier in North Korea, when did he die and how long was he in a coma for?
NORTH Korea has denied torturing an American prisoner who later died from his injuries.The denial comes despite the fact Otto Warmbier's family claimed his body was "totally deformed" when the 22-year-old was returned to the US in June.He died six days later after suffering terrible brain damage during his time in North Korean custody.State-run media in Pyongyang today said accusations they killed the student were groundless slander. It added that North Korea had provided medical treatment to Warmbier despite "his hostile acts".The American was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour after allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster.Yet just 17 months into his sentence he was returned to the US after inexplicably suffering terrible injuries while in custody.An unnamed foreign ministry official told KNCA: "The fact that the U.S. is employing even a dead person for the conspiracy campaign to fuel the international atmosphere of putting pressure on (North Korea) shows how vile and … [Read more...] about North Korea denies torturing student Otto Warmbier to death after his parents claim he was left ‘totally deformed’
OTTO Warmbier was a US student who made headlines around the world after a tragic trip to North Korea in 2016.Here's what you need to know about the 22-year-old and how he tragically lost his life.Otto Warmbier was a student at the University of Virginia when he visited Pyongyang on his way to Hong Kong where he was going to study.But North Korean authorities accused him of committing a hostile act against the country by stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel.He was arrested at the airport while trying to leave in January 2016.After appearing in a televised show trial he gave a tearful press conference where he confessed and begged for forgiveness.But his pleas fell on deaf ears and he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in March 2016.From that day nothing was heard from him for more than 15 months until he was returned to the US in a vegetative state.North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill.But his dad Fred said Otto … [Read more...] about What happened to US student Otto Warmbier in North Korea, when did he die and how long was he in a coma?
A CORONER's report found no signs of torture on the body of student Otto Warmbier after he was flown home from North Korea, according to reports in the US.It appears to conflict with repeated claims by his parents that he was tortured and brutalised by his captors over 15 months in custody.Otto's mum Cindy said in a TV interview on Tuesday: "They destroyed him".Her husband Fred accused North Korean officials of torturing their son to the point where “it looked like someone had taken a pair of pliers and rearranged his bottom teeth”.The claims prompted Donald Trump to say on Twitter: “Great interview on @foxandfriends with the parents of Otto Warmbier: 1994 - 2017. Otto was tortured beyond belief by North Korea.”However, a post-mortem report by deputy county coroner Dr Gretel Stephens found: “The teeth are natural and in good repair.”It also said Otto's nose and ears showed “no remarkable alteration” and his body was “well-developed, … [Read more...] about Otto Warmbier coroner report appears to suggest he WASN’T tortured and brutally disfigured in a North Korean jail
ODDBALL basketball legend Dennis Rodman has claimed credit for North Korea's decision to release tragic US student Otto Warmbier last week.The former NBA star — who has a bizarre friendship with tyrant Kim Jong-un — said his influence with the regime helped bring Otto back to his family days before he died.Rodman flew into North Korea for his latest visit on June 13, the same day Otto was released after 17 months in jail.And he told ABC news: "There's no doubt I was the one who was supposed to go over there and get him out."His agent Chris Volo said he personally lobbied the Pyongyang government pleading for Otto's release, even though he did not know the student was in a coma.Volo said: "I asked on behalf of Dennis for his release three times."I know being there had something to do with it. Because when I was organising the trip, and I meet with the delegates here, you know, I addressed Otto Warmbier."And I said to them we would need some kind of good faith if we're … [Read more...] about Dennis Rodman claims HE was responsible for Otto Warmbier’s release after student was ‘brutalised’ in North Korean prison camp
DONALD Trump has sent nuclear bombers to patrol the North Korean border just hours after US student Otto Warmbier died following his return from one of the country's savage gulags.US air power is joining forces with the South Korean government in a combined exorcise over the peninsula.Seoul's Defense Ministry said the B-1B bombers were part of routine exercises with South Korea aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea.The US military said the bombers conducted drills with the Japanese and South Korean air forces, demonstrating solidarity with the U.S. allies.The United States stations tens of thousands of troops in South Korea and Japan.The news comes less than a month after The Donald vowed to "take care" of North Korea during a phone call to Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.Last night the president blasted Kim Jong-un for his despotic regime's treatment of Warmbier slamming the country for its "brutality".In a statement expressing his condolences to the student's family he … [Read more...] about Hours after Otto Warmbier’s death Donald Trump orders NUCLEAR BOMBERS to patrol North Korean border and vows to ‘take care’ of Kim Jong-un
OTTO Warmbier's death and the events leading up to it look set to remain a mystery after his family declined to have a postmortem carried out on their son.Donald Trump said on Monday that “a lot of bad things happened” to Mr Warmbier at the hands of the “brutal regime” during his 17 months in detention.But his family’s refusal to allow the US Coroner to conduct a full internal examination means the truth about what led to the 22-year-old’s horror brain injury will likely never be known.Otto died in his home town of Wyoming, Ohio six days after his “medical evacuation” from North Korea, where he had been sentenced to 15 years hard labour for stealing a propaganda poster during a four-day jaunt in Pyongyang.His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, have made it clear they want justice in their son’s case and have called on North Korea to release the three other Americans languishing in its jails.Yet their refusal to allow a post mortem … [Read more...] about Otto Warmbier’s cause of death may NEVER be known after family refuse postmortem that could prove North Korean torture
TEARFUL friends and family of US student Otto Warmbier gathered for his funeral today following his death just days after being returned from detention in North Korea in a coma.The 22-year-old was to be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio after he died in hospital on Tuesday.Popular University of Virginia student Otto was hospitalised with brain damage while in a North Korea labour camp.At a show trial in March last year he was sentenced to 15-months hard labour for trying to take a propaganda poster during a stopover in the hermit state.Otto's family described his "mistreatment" at the hands of Kim Jong Un's regime as "awful" and "torturous".At his public memorial hundreds of emotional mourners gathered to say goodbye at Wyoming High School in the suburbs of the city.In a statement issued earlier, his family said: "It would be easy at a moment like this to focus on all that we lost — future time that won't be spent with a warm, engaging, … [Read more...] about Otto Warmbier’s funeral sees his heartbroken family and hundreds of mourners remember ‘brilliant’ student who was ‘brutalised’ in North Korean prison camp