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Columbia Man Charged With Punching Detention Officers

U.S. News

Court documents say James was jailed on a charge of domestic assault when he punched the detention officer while lunch was being served Tuesday afternoon in the Boone County Jail. The officer's injuries required several stitches. James also is accused of punching another officer who came to help.

North Korea confirms detention of American citizen

Los Angeles Times

North Korea has confirmed the detention of an American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. The Korean Central News Agency says officials "intercepted" Kim Sang Dok at Pyongyang International Airport on April 22. Wednesday's KCNA dispatch says authorities were detaining Kim and are conducting a detailed investigation into his alleged crime. It says Kim was invited to Pyongyang University of Science and Technology to teach accounting as a professor. The school's chancellor and the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang earlier gave the information about Kim's detention but the reason for his arrest wasn't known. They used a different spelling of Kim's name.

Cambodia court extends detention of radio journalists

FOX News

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A Cambodian court extended the pre-trial detention of two Radio Free Asia journalists who've been in prison for six months while espionage charges are investigated. The journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Socheamet, were arrested in November and charged with undermining Cambodian national security by supplying information to a foreign state. The charge, which both men deny, has a maximum penalty of 15 years' imprisonment. Their lawyer said the law allows for them to be released if they haven't been tried within six months. But a spokesman for Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Ei Rin, said a judge extended their detention because the investigation isn't completed.

Australia Says All Asylum-Seeker Children In Mainland Detention Centers Have Been Released

International Business Times

The Australian government confirmed Sunday that all the asylum seeker children that were being held in mainland immigration centers had been released. The children have now been moved to community centers, where they would be allowed to move around freely while their asylum requests are processed. "Today we have no children of boats in detention. And that is a significant achievement of this government," Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton told reporters in Brisbane, adding that the last group of children, held at a facility in Darwin, were released Friday night. The removal of the last IMA child from detention shows the Govt has been true to its commitment to get children out of immi.

South Korea Apologizes Over Vagrants' Detention, Forced Work

U.S. News

South Korea's top public prosecutor has apologized over what he described as a botched investigation into the enslavement and mistreatment of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility in the 1970s and 1980s.