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North Korea sentences US tourist to 15 years in prison

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — North Korea’s highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labour for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented him to media and he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.

Survivors of Ivory Coast attack describe confusion and fear

GRAND-BASSAM, Cote d’Ivoire — Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as the jihadists gunned down defenceless civilians at a beachfront resort area. The attack left 16 dead.

Those who make a living off tourism believed the attack on Sunday would deal it a huge blow.