US detainee in N Korea reads apology

Eighty-five-year-old said he was sorry for alleged crimes during Korean war and for 'hostile acts' during his trip.

    North Korean state media has said an elderly US tourist, held there for over a month, has apologised for alleged crimes during the Korean War.

    Eighty-five-year-old Merrill Newman also said he was sorry for what have been described as 'hostile acts' during a recent trip to the country.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.