South Korea

How North Korea executes people

This image shows Kim John Un sitting in front of a microphone and looking to the left.
Kim Jong-un speaks during the Russia-North Korea Summit on April 25, 2019 in Vladivostok, Russia. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

A new report from the Seoul-based Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG), which includes interviews from 610 escapees, unearths fresh details on how North Korea executes its citizens.

By the numbers: TJWG found 318 reports of public execution sites in North Korea over the last 4 years. There were 19 reports of "public executions of more than 10 people at once." Almost all of the reported state-sanctioned killings were public executions by firing squad.

What to watch for in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

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Parc des Princes stadium ahead of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Photo: Joosep Martinson/FIFA via Getty Images

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off Friday at 3pm ET, with host France taking on South Korea.

Why it matters: This year's World Cup seems poised for a breakout moment, as the sport has gained greater acceptance globally. For the first time, each match will stand on its own, as doubleheaders — designed to limit costs and boost attendance in past years — have been phased out.