Imagine this: When Tupac Shakur arrived in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 1996 to attend a Mike Tyson boxing match at the MGM Grand, he learned of a plot to kill him.So, the 25-year-old rapper worked out a plan to have a body-double ride in Suge Knight’s BMW sedan. That way, when a white Cadillac pulled up alongside the BMW on Las Vegas Boulevard, and someone inside the Cadillac opened fire, Shakur was not the person who was fatally wounded.This plan allowed Shakur to slip away from the hospital, catch a helicopter ride and seek refuge among the Navajo in New Mexico, where’s he’s been living ever since…
Britain starts hearing US case for extraditing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Britain on Monday starts hearing Washington's extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a test case of media freedoms in the digital age and the limits of US justice.
A ruling against Assange in the case could see the 48-year-old Australian jailed for 175 years if convicted on all 17 US Espionage Act charges and one count of computer hacking he faces.
Each stems from his site's release in 2010 of a trove of classified State Department and Pentagon files detailing the realities of the US campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.
One video from 2007 showed an Apache helicopter attack in which US soldiers gunned down two Reuters reporters and nine Iraqi civilians in broad daylight in Baghdad.
‘No one cares’: Quarantined Wuhan residents must adapt to find food despite coronavirus
The lockdown of Guo Jing's neighbourhood in Wuhan –- the city at the heart of China's new coronavirus epidemic –- came suddenly and without warning.
Unable to go out, the 29-year-old is now sealed inside her compound where she has to depend on online group-buying services to get food.
"Living for at least another month isn't an issue," Guo told AFP, explaining that she had her own stash of pickled vegetables and salted eggs.
But what scares her most is the lack of control -- first, the entire city was sealed off, and then residents were limited to exiting their compound once every three days.
South Korea on frontline as deadly coronavirus spreads further outside of China
The deadly coronavirus epidemic spread further outside China on Monday as a surge of infections in South Korea made it the biggest hotspot abroad, while authorities in Europe and the Middle East battled to curb outbreaks.
The number of fatalities in China also continued to soar, with 150 more confirmed deaths taking the official death toll to nearly 2,600.
Chinese authorities insist they are making progress in containing the virus, citing slowing infection rates thanks to unprecedented travel lockdowns and quarantines in or near the outbreak's epicentre.
But a rising number of new cases and deaths in other parts of the world have deepened fears about a potential pandemic, with South Korea, Italy and Iran emerging over the past week on the frontlines.