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North Korea teens get 12 years’ hard labour for watching K-pop – video

North Korea teens get 12 years’ hard labour for watching K-pop – video

VIDEO footage released by an organisation that works with North Korean defectors shows North Korean authorities publicly sentencing two teenagers to 12 years of hard labour for watching K-pop. The footage, which shows the two 16-year-olds in Pyongyang convicted of watching South Korean movies and music videos, was released by the South and North Development (SAND) Institute. Reuters was unable to independently verify the footage, which was first reported by the BBC. North Korea has for years imposed tough sentences on anyone caught enjoying South Korean entertainment or copying the way South Koreans speak in a war on outside influences…
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Dalai Lama apologizes after video asking boy to ‘suck my tongue’

Dalai Lama apologizes after video asking boy to ‘suck my tongue’

THE Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' 87-year-old spiritual leader, apologised after footage showed him asking a young boy to "suck my tongue" at a public event. "A video clip has been circulating that shows a recent meeting when a young boy asked his Holiness the Dalai Lama if he could give him a hug," said a statement on the exiled leader's Twitter account, which has 19 million followers. "His Holiness wishes to apologise to the boy and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his words may have caused." The statement said the Dalai…
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