Weekly Magazine - 30 November 2017
# 174

Escape at any cost

A North Korean soldier’s stunning flight to South Korea shone a light on those willing to risk everything to escape one of the world’s most insular countries.

Our world this week

After hearing that his 20-year jail sentence for war crimes was upheld, Slobodan Praljak stood up and pronounced: “Slobodan Praljak is not a war criminal. With disdain, I reject this verdict.” The former Bosnian Croat military commander then drank a liquid which he said was poison. The court proceedings in The Hague were immediately suspended and Mr. Praljak was taken to the hospital. Hours later he was officially declared dead.
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