Hee Yeon Lim (left) opened up about how North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un (inset) nonchalantly orders the execution of people - including family members - and even makes people watch. Ms Lim, 26, said she was one of thousands who watched as 11 musicians were 'lashed' to anti-aircraft guns and 'blown to pieces' after they were accused of making a pornographic film. Ms Lim also said her 'prettiest' classmates were selected to work for Kim Jong-un as sex slaves. Pictured right: Female soldiers fire an anti-aircraft gun.
Storm of the century: Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a deadly Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds - and it's the strongest storm to hit the island in 85 years
Hurricane Maria has made landfall in Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center says the Category 4 Hurricane made landfall early Wednesday near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. It had a sustained wind of 155 mph. It was located about 30 miles south-southeast of San Juan. 'This is going to be an extremely violent phenomenon,' Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in advance of the storm. 'We have not experienced an event of this magnitude in our modern history.'
Hundreds of Catalan protesters chanting 'occupying forces out' storm government buildings in Barcelona as Spanish police arrest officials over illegal independence referendum
Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Barcelona after Spanish police stepped up efforts to thwart the October 1 independence referendum that has been ruled illegal.Catalonia's regional president, Carles Puigdemont claimed the Spanish central government has established emergency rule in the region. Spain's constitutional court has rules the ballot illegal. In a bid to enforce the ruling,
police raided printers, newspaper offices and delivery firms to seize election material. Up to nine million ballot papers were seized in one raid, in a town near Barcelona. Spanish minister Alfonso Dastis has accused pro-independence campaigners of using 'Nazi' tactics to intimidate opponents.
Korea before Kim's crazy clan: Photos taken more than a century ago show the north and south living in peace without the threat of nuclear war and before Pyongyang's brutal dynasty of dictators
The black and white photos were taken between 1890 and 1910, long before the Korean War tore the nation apart, and show people in the north and south living in peace. Today, the entire peninsula remains on the brink of nuclear disaster with North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un continues to trade threats with the US. Pictures show a traditional wedding in Seoul, the capital of what is now South Korea (left), and people praying to their gods in the city in 1900. They also show young women playing a dangerous see-saw game (top right) in 1905 and school pupils in 1903 (inset).
Wife of jailed Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes condemns the country while speaking at the UN, two years after she shared horrific footage of flogging that nearly killed him
Ensaf Haidar (pictured left), who fled to Canada with the couple's three children in 2013, spoke to the council in Geneva about her husband, Raif Badawi (inset), who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes in 2013. He was convicted in 2013 for 'insulting Islam through electronic channels' after creating a website called Free Saudi Liberals. Badawi, 33, received the first 50 of his lashes - which his wife says nearly killed him - in 2015 (pictured right). Haider said she seized the 'unique opportunity' to address the council on behalf of NGO UN Watch because it was the 'first time I have ever been able to speak directly to a Saudi representative.'
Brave rescuers fight to cut huge 60-ton whale free from fishing ropes as it gasps for air and thrashes its tail
Brave rescuers freed a huge 60-ton whale from fishing nets off the coast of South Africa. Danger posed by the mammals tailed meant the operation needed skill and courage from the team. The National Sea Rescue Institute crew were on their first mission and had to rely on their training and observing other missions. The danger of such operations was brought home when a Canadian rescuer was killed after being hit by a whale's tail. The South African team's bravery paid off, though, and the whale was able to swim free.
Killer 'decapitates 18-month-old toddler and brandishes the girl's head in the street' after being released from a psychiatric hospital
Mikhail Elinsky, 42, also stabbed his niece, the dead girl's mother, resulting in serious abdominal injuries, during the attack in the Russian city of Astrakhan. Dramatic footage shows him repeatedly taunting officers with a knife (left) and refusing to give himself up. But he was eventually shot by police, before being taken to hospital (bottom right) where he later died. The man's niece Tatiana (top right with her 18-month-old baby Natalia) had earlier pleaded with the authorities not to release him from psychiatric hospital, fearing he remained a danger after he had killed a woman six years ago.
They see me rollin'! Grace Mugabe's oldest son celebrates after importing two Rolls Royce limousines 'worth £4 million' into bankrupt Zimbabwe
Russell Goreraza (top inset), 33, offloaded the two luxury cars at Harare International Airport from a plane belonging to the Dutch airline KLM on Sunday. Goreraza, said to have a 'chequered reputation', was also reported to have enjoyed a 'huge celebration' with friends after the exotic vehicles arrived, with Champagne flowing freely. The cars are thought to have been bought in Europe. Custom-built Rolls Royces are sold for as much as £1,000,000. But media in South Africa are reporting the combined cost of the cars as about £4 million. The news comes as Zimbabwe is in a terrible financial position, owing huge debts to South Africa. Grace Mugabe (bottom inset), meanwhile, was accused of wounding a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg, South Africa last month. Gabriella Engels, 20, claims that Grace beat her repeatedly with an electrical cord in a hotel on August 13.
Firefighter left fighting for his life after being found with serious head injuries just hours into his Magaluf stag do 'may have fallen from a building site'
Alex Green, 26, was said to have disappeared from his group of relatives and friends after going to the toilets in a bar during his first night out on his stag do (left) on the Spanish party island of Majorca last Friday. The fireman (right with fiancée Rebecca Thorpe and son Zach), who lives and works in Rochdale, remains in intensive care in hospital in Majorca. Today it emerged police were focusing on the theory he fell from the site of an old hotel where a new four-star hotel and shopping centre is being built (inset).