The pastor of a Korean megachurch in Canada was detained in a North Korean airport in February and appeared before media in Pyongyang on Thursday where he admitted to various alleged crimes against the Communist state, including "perpetrating a scheme to over throw the state."
"The most serious crimes I have committed are that I severely slandered and impaired the supreme dignity and system of this country and perpetrated a scheme to overthrow the state," said Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, the head pastor of Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, to a packed room of reporters at the People's Palace of Culture, a venue where North Korean authorities have arranged similar events in the past.
"In order to create the impression that it is God, and not the Worker's Party and this country's government which give things to eat and provide means to live, we intentionally drew the cross and wrote the name of the church and Bible phrases on the sacks of provisions that were donated to several parts of the country such as Chongjin and Jagang Province," added Lim in the forced statement. "The purpose that I travelled about several parts of the country on the pretext of "aid" was to build a base to overthrow the system. more >>
Christian NFL player Tim Tebow's CURE Hospital is glorifying God while celebrating its medical teams' ability to perform 100 surgeries in less than a year.
The Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, Philippines, opened its doors last December, and has been working to provide care to low income children with critical orthopedic needs. The hospital has partnered with Christian organization CURE International to perform 100 surgeries since its opening, which is being showcased on the Tim Tebow Foundation website.
"The Tebow CURE Hospital is the result of years of planning, building, and praying without ceasing. After opening its doors in December, we are so excited to announce that we recently admitted our 100th patient for surgery," reads a statement from the foundation. more >>
The MH370 search has been reignited ever since locals on Reunion, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, found debris from a downed Boeing 777 airplane earlier this week. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, and now French officials may be able to determine more about what happened during the jet's disappearance.
The piece of wreckage, which appears to be a wing flap torn from an airplane, is about 8 feet long and 3 feet wide. American officials determined that the debris came from Reunion, which is off the coast of Madagascar, and even though the Australian government has called it a "very significant development," many are hesitant about the developments.
"We have had many false alarms before, but for the sake of the families who have lost loved ones, and suffered such heartbreaking uncertainty, I pray that we will find out the truth, so that they may have closure and peace," Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement. "I promise the families of those lost that whatever happens, we will not give up." more >>
Samsung recently launched its newest Android clamshell handheld with the Galaxy Folder flip phone.
The South Korean technology giant is looking to bring the flip phone back with the Galaxy Folder, its latest Android clamshell smartphone it plans to launch in South Korea next month.
Years after the flip phone fell out of fashion and virtually disappeared from the mobile device market with the growing size of touchscreens currently trending, Samsung gave users its first glimpse of the Galaxy Folder with large buttons and a 3.8-inch touchscreen. more >>
A young Pakistani Christian mother of three has been abducted and raped by her 55-year-old Muslim landlord who forced her to convert to Islam and enter into Islamic marriage. Her family has demanded her return.
Fouzia Sadiq, a Christian woman who is believed to be in her mid-20s, was kidnapped last Thursday from a field located in the Pakistani town of Burj Mahalam in the Punjab province by a Muslim landlord named Muhammed Nazir. Nazir tricked Sadiq's father into agreeing to have his family work as bonded labourers on his land with no pay and only the provision of a run-down housing accommodation.
Although details of the abduction have not been made public, early reports state that Sadiq's family was told by Nazir's brother on the day of the abduction that their daughter would be returned. more >>
Strategy-based digital RPG, "Armello" has been set to launch on PS4 by the first of September, the game's developer League of Geeks recently announced.
Independent Australian game developer League of Geeks has set the PlayStation 4 launch of their digital board game "Armello" for Sept. 1 after a successful KickStarter campaign funded its port to Steam.
The game's final build will incorporate strategy and role playing elements, and mixes board and card game mechanics. It will feature anthropomorphic animal characters, with players taking on the role of "Hero" from their choice among four animal clans: Wolf, Bear, Rat or Rabbit. more >>