85 Yr Old War Vet Released from North Korea


American Merrill Newman, 85, who was detained by North Korea for more than a month, landed in Beijing on Saturday (December 7) after being deported by Pyongyang, Japanese media reported. The North's KCNA news agency said Newman, who was being held on charges of "hostile acts" against the state, was deported because he had admitted to his wrongdoing and apologised.