North Korean defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians

North Korean defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians
A North Korean prison policewoman stands guard behind fences at a jail on the banks of Yalu River near the Chongsong county of North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. Many Christians in North Korea are sent to prison camps where they are tortured for their faith.  (REUTERS/Jacky Chen ) North Korea is officially an atheist state where – except for a “show church” in Pyongyang that tourists are shown -- public worship is forbidden. The country

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor
The X Factor returns with ratings low 22 things you need to know about Blue Planet II The verdict on Strictly's new head judge Shirley Ballas This weekend marked the first two live shows of this series for The X Factor - but Simon Cowell was absent from both.The judge was injured after falling down a staircase in his west London home on Friday. Image copyright PA Image caption simon Rimmer became the sixth contestant to leave Strictly Come

Corrie star charged with sex assaults

Corrie star charged with sex assaults
In a statement on Sunday, Mr Langley confirmed he had left Coronation Street but denied any claims of wrongdoing.He said: "Sadly, I will no longer be working on Coronation Street. Acting on the show has been the fulfilment of a personal dream."I will make a further statement in due course, and when I am able to do so."The actor played Todd Grimshaw, the first openly gay character in the soap's 57-year history, after first joining the programme in 2001.

Laugh, cry and laugh some more with these audiobooks by funny women

Laugh, cry and laugh some more with these audiobooks by funny women
Women are funny, duh.Image: Flickr, Gage SkidmoreJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. From SNL to Veep to Broad City, funny women are dominating everywhere you look. In fact, "Wise Gals" is now a category under the humor section on Barnes & Noble's website. There are literally countless books written by hilarious women that will make you laugh, cry, and listen to "Run the World" on repeat.  SEE ALSO:

The secrets behind Blue Planet II

The secrets behind Blue Planet II
Image copyright BBC NHU Image caption Sir David Attenborough defends use of clips shot in labs One segment of Blue Planet II includes close-up lab footage of coral bleaching, which producers said could only be filmed with lights and specialised cameras. How much of Blue Planet II is filmed in studios or other artificial environments?The overwhelming majority of Blue Planet II has been filmed in the wild. Blue Planet II is a natural history series, led by the latest

Terror accused ‘squabbled over knife cost’

Terror accused ‘squabbled over knife cost’
But he complained it wasn't good enough because it was too hard to feel like skin. "I know the difference in feeling, the same way I like hitting u. It's fun," he told her via Whatsapp. 'It's just going to sit at home'By January 2017, Mirza announced he wanted to spend £300 on a real knife. The couple were expecting their first child and Ms Taheer said the weapon did not have to be "state of the art"."It's just

Amir Khan New Action Movie 2017 | Official Trailer | Upcoming Movie

Amir Khan New Action Movie 2017 | Official Trailer | Upcoming Movie
Bollywood's Amir Khan Meets Erdoğan in Ankara: Ruling star of Bollywood, Amir Khan, met the political goliath and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday. The Dangal-star is in Turkey with his family to advance his up and coming motion picture Mystery Hotshot. Subscribe My Channel : goo.gl/8Xvt5q Our Social Page : Twitter : Pinterest : Google+ : Facebook : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQX9UDO1_64

Cardiff street becomes LA for US TV show

Cardiff street becomes LA for US TV show
Speaking to BBC Radio Wales' Good Evening Wales programme, Mr Schaffer joked: "Sometimes a scene needs a special stock shot. "They showed us the Los Angeles stock shot and we said 'no', they showed us London and we said 'no', they showed us the Edinburgh stock shot and we said 'no'."And finally, we said 'bring us the Cardiff stock shot' and then you know only the Cardiff stock shot can start a scene this special."Related Topics Cardiff More From

Turning a nightmare into pop music

Turning a nightmare into pop music
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEverything Everything perform Can't Do at BBC Music Introducing Live 2017 "There's a tide and it's coming in now," sings Jonathan Higgs on Night Of The Long Knives, the latest single from Everything Everything.The title refers to Hitler's bloody purge of the Nazi party in 1934, drawing a parallel to the rise of the right-wing politics in the last two years.Only Higgs isn't convinced that fascism will sweep everything in its

What’s it like to wake up the day after you planned to die?

What’s it like to wake up the day after you planned to die?
Rona is surprised that, given Colin had gone public on his decision to end his life, no service had intervened or suggested he give other services a go."I just think it's very sad that this man went out to Switzerland not knowing the simple things," she says.Colin is more sanguine. He says when he visited the clinic in Basel, Switzerland, he had to pass six tests to ensure he was not vulnerable or being coerced."If I'd failed any of

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?
In one of the most unusual episodes, Cumbrian MP and self-confessed "complete and utter pop music anorak" Tim Farron listened to NWA's Straight Outta Compton - a slightly edgier group than the Liberal Democrat party he once led in Westminster. The world's most dangerous group? Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA "I think there were some people who thought I was trying to be down with the kids, but I just thought there was a good story

Weinstein ‘raped actress after Baftas’

Weinstein ‘raped actress after Baftas’
In the lawsuit filed in Delaware's Court of Chancery, Weinstein said he needed the information to prevent the company from being harmed by unjustified legal settlements, and to find out whether the board and executives wrongfully terminated him from his post there.'I disassociated'Malthe, who has appeared in films including This Means War alongside Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, said she was asleep when she was awoken by Weinstein's "repeated pounding" on the door. She said she heard

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Official Trailer #2 Teaser (2017) Mark Hamill Sci-Fi Action Movie HD

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Official Trailer #2 Teaser (2017) Mark Hamill Sci-Fi Action Movie HD
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A closer look at the black women making headlines and breaking barriers this week.

A closer look at the black women making headlines and breaking barriers this week.
The talent and net worth in this photo alone is proof of awesomeness. Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment. Black women are everything. I say it without reservation or hesitation. I say it with personal experience and anecdotal knowledge. We. Are. Everything. Need someone to replace your contaminated water pipes? We can do that. Need someone to tell off Paul Ryan? We can do that. Need someone to help you master a skateboard trick? We can do