While North Koreans took part in a mass dance party in the Kim Il-sung stadium, South Korean President Park Geun-hye gave a speech urging her adversary “to give up the development of nuclear weapons.”
North Korea celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Day—or, as they call it, “Victory Day in the Fatherland Liberation War.” Parades and pageantry were the order of the day.
North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un did not address the masses, though he did wave from on high in the square that commemorates his grandfather Kim Il-sung.
Spain came together to grieve as a nation after a high-speed train derailed, crashed, and partially caught fire, killing 79 passengers. While questions remain, the driver has been charged with reckless homicide.
The coffin of one victim, Ignacio Bustamante Morejon, is carried through the streets of San Fernando. The train was traveling at 120 miles per hour in a 50-miles-per-hour zone when it derailed.
NFL Training Camp is notorious for whipping players back into football-ready shape, and this year is no exception. The camp will test each pro’s ability and determine how teams will be divided for the upcoming 2013 season.
Despite last year’s disappointing rookie season for Alshon Jeffrey, the Chicago Bears have high hopes for his performance this year.
Mohamed Brahmi, an eminent Tunisian opposition leader, was assassinated outside his home on July 25, shot with 14 bullets. His death has shed light on the tension between secular politicians and Islamists in the country.
Brahmi’s daughter Balkis was inside the house with her family when her father was killed by one of two men on a motorcycle. “He lived as a man of principle,” she told AFP, “and has left us a martyr.”
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