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An American man has been arrested by South Korean officials after allegedly attempting to swim across a river in a bid to meet Kim Jong-un, officials said on Wednesday

North Korea: US man arrested after trying to swim from South Korea 'to meet Kim Jong-un'

The man was found by marines near the Han River

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: British man being questioned after brutal killing of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

Thai police have said there are 'a number of possible suspects'

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: Police on the lookout for an 'Asian-looking' male

The families of two British tourists killed in Thailand have paid tribute to their loved ones as police continued to attempt to identify an Asian man now reportedly considered a prime suspect in the killings.

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Taiji cove: Dolphin hunting season begins with death of first pod

Animal rights campaigners live streamed events from notorious cove despite fishermen erecting covers to hide work

Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane

Video: Disgruntled passengers used the power of passenger democracy to stop the VIPs from boarding the plane after causing a lengthy delay

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: Police 'detain three Burmese migrant workers for questioning' over deaths of British tourists David Miller and Hannah Witheridge

CCTV apparently shows Hannah Witheridge and David Miller leaving a bar together

Chinese city Chongqing creates 'mobile phone lane' for pedestrians who walk and text

A 50m stretch of pavement with two lanes: one that prohibits mobile phone use next to one that allows pedestrians to use them at their 'own risk'

Indian migrant workers wade through receding flood waters with their belongings on their heads in Srinagar. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands are homeless

India fights to prevent spread of diseases after Kashmir flooding

More than 200,000 people have been rescued in the past eight days

'Gay people can be identified with blood test for degeneratism,' claims Kazakhstan politician

Dauren Babamuratov was calling for homosexuality to be illegalised

An injured common leopard roars as Pakistani employees of the Wildlife Department (unseen) attempt to give it an injection in Peshawar, 28 June 2006.

Man-eating leopard 'killing drunks' claims 12th victim in Indian village

The big-cat has been terrorising villagers for two years

Koh Tao is smaller and more remote than its larger neighbours, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

Thailand beach murders: The sinister streak lurking beneath seeming paradise

Killing of pair on Koh Tao takes to 13 the number of British visitors to Thailand murdered in the past five years

Thai workers carry the bodies of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in the Surat Thani province of southern Thailand

Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach

Bodies of a man and a woman are found with gruesome injuries after beach party

Ranjit Sinha enjoyed an easier relationship with the media when he spoke at CBI headquarters in Delhi following his election as Bureau head in December 2012

Ranjit Sinha: India’s police enforcer in the dock over alleged corruption

As head of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Ranjit Sinha should be leading the new government’s anti-corruption drive. Instead, he is himself accused of shady dealings

At least 17 drowned after boat carrying wedding party hits flood debris in Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed in Pakistan after a boat carrying a wedding party hit debris from a dyke that has been blown up to save a town from severe flooding.

Shamsia Hassani painting one of her works – at the French Cultural Centre in Kabul

Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani shortlisted for Artraker Award - but she still has to dodge landmines to create her work

Hassani has been shortlisted for the prize, which is announced in London this week

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