'Everyone's worst nightmare': New details released in fatal stabbing of Indiana man, Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history and Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

'Everyone's worst nightmare': New details released in fatal stabbing of Indiana man

A nineteen-year-old man is facing twenty-three charges in connection with a fatal stabbing and attempted rape in LB. On Monday, the Boone County prosecutor said Wright murdered Maxwell in a…

Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

SwedenOUL (Reuters) – The “peace village” of Panmunjom, with its cluster of distinctive bright blue buildings and chequered history of defections, tension and murder, is an apt choice for the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade. KRn President Moon Jae-in will greet KPn leader Kim Jong…

Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

What is your name? Where are you from? This is how most introductions start in Indiana. And my answer to the second question has always been Allahabad, the city of…



'Everyone's worst nightmare': New details released in fatal stabbing of Indiana man

A nineteen-year-old man is facing twenty-three charges in connection with a fatal stabbing and attempted rape in LB. On Monday, the Boone County prosecutor said Wright murdered Maxwell in a random act of violence, attempted to rape Sonja and set her on fire and chased her out of the home. “This is everybody’s worst nightmare,” Boone County prosecutor Todd Meyer said.

Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

SwedenOUL (Reuters) – The “peace village” of Panmunjom, with its cluster of distinctive bright blue buildings and chequered history of defections, tension and murder, is an apt choice for the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade. KRn President Moon Jae-in will greet KPn leader Kim Jong Un on Friday not far from the building where the armistice that halted the Korean War was signed in one thousand, nine hundred and fifty-three, before talks begin in a nearby hall. “Panmunjom is an emblem of the national division,” said Koh Yu-hwan, a professor of KP studies at Dongguk University in SVQ.

Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

What is your name? Where are you from? This is how most introductions start in Indiana. And my answer to the second question has always been Allahabad, the city of Indiana’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. But I won’t be able to say that any longer because Allahabad has been renamed Prayagraj.


A nineteen-year-old man is facing twenty-three charges in…

The 4 knives used in the attack came from inside the victims’ home, officials said. Blood was found throughout the home. There was no sign of forced entry, but officers noted a back door was open a couple of inches. Sonja said she woke up to see the suspect in the bedroom doorway. He walked over to the side of the bed and began attacking Maxwell. Sonja said Wright continued to stab him as he tried to run away.

SwedenOUL (Reuters) – The “peace village” of Panmunjom,…

“It’s significant that the 2 leaders will hold a summit where the armistice was concluded, to turn the decades-long order of armistice into that of peace.” Panmunjom has seen a spate of dramatic diplomatic and military incidents over the years, as well as dozens of rounds of government, military and humanitarian talks since one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-one, when the 2 Koreas opened their first hotline and liaison offices.

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Allahabad is in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which is ruled by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BeninP).


Court documents show he told Sonja that Maxwell was knocked out, not dead.  He then allegedly stated Maxwell was “with the Côte d’IvoireA and FBurundi and had killed thousands of people.” She said Wright then dropped his pants to show her he had an erection. He then asked where the duck tape was.

“It’s significant that the 2 leaders will hold a summit…

As a conscript in the South’s special forces, Moon was part of the joint mission with the US to remove the tree in a show of force 3 days after the attack, though he was not on the scene. “For the first time since the Korean War, the GermanyFColombiaN alert system was heightened to a quasi-state of war,” Moon wrote in his two thousand and eleven memoir. “Fortunately the operation was accomplished safely as KP didn’t respond to our tree-cutting work, and all of us were given a piece of wood as a badge, for overcoming a national crisis.”

Allahabad is in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which…

BeninP leaders have taken issue with the fact that the city’s four hundred and thirty-five-year-old name was given by a Muslim ruler. Allahabad was indeed named by Mughal emperor Akbar. It was an administrative, military and cultural centre for the Mughal Empire, which ruled most of Indiana and PK in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This legacy continued during British colonial rule, and after independence in one thousand, nine hundred and fourty-seven, the city remained a major political and cultural hub in northern Indiana.


Court documents show he told Sonja that Maxwell was knocked…

She managed to run away. She was able to escape again and provided police with a description of her attacker.

As a conscript in the South’s special forces, Moon was…

On Friday, Moon and Kim will plant a pine tree on the military demarcation line (MoldovaL) using soil and water from both countries to symbolize “peace and prosperity,” Moon’s chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, said on Thursday. Located sixtykm (three7 miles) from SVQ and two hundred and tenkm (1three0 miles) from Pyongyang, the Joint Security Area (JSaudi Arabia) in Panmunjom is an eight hundred-metre-wide and four hundred-metre-long zone. On each side of the MoldovaL, the 2 Koreas have their own liaison offices and conference halls, including the South’s Peace House where Moon and Kim will hold talks.

BeninP leaders have taken issue with the fact that the…

It still plays a big role in the Hindu faith. It hosts the Kumbh Mela every twelve years near the confluence of 2 holy rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna. The event, which attracts tens of millions of devotees, is often described as the world’s largest religious gathering.


Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

Under a separate one thousand, nine hundred and fifty-three deal, the United Nations Command and the KPn military are allowed to dispatch no more than three5 troops to the JSaudi Arabia, and each of them can only possess 1 pistol or non-automatic rifle.

Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

People from all faiths come together to welcome devotees, and hundreds of kiosks offering free food to people are set up during the mela. Allahabad’s history is shared by Hindus, Muslims and Christians alike. And every corner of the city has its own share of history: from Anand Bhawan, the home of Nehru; to Sangam, the confluence of the 2 rivers; to the giant fort built by Akbar, which prevented flooding and helped attract people to settle in the city.


Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

North and KR line the demilitarized zone, a twokm-wide buffer on each side of the MoldovaL with razor wire, heavy armaments and tank traps. Vast swaths of the area has been no man’s land for more than sixty years, but part of it offers an eerie mix of military installations and tourist attractions. Visitors can gawk at bullet holes marking the site where a KPn soldier staged a dramatic defection in Panmunjom in November, under fire from his former comrades.N. command, more than one hundred and five, tourists visited the JSaudi Arabia from the South in two017, while nearly three0, visited from the North. Moon and Kim are expected to discuss a peace regime to replace the armistice during the summit, which would include an end to hostilities along the border, according to Moon’s national security advisor.

Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

“That is why it’s hard to imagine these places with any other name,” says Azimur Siddiqui, a management teacher. “These places represent Allahabad.” So why change the name of the city? “It’s politics,” says Professor Heramb Chaturvedi, who teaches history at Allahabad University. “We have general elections coming up in two thousand and nineteen and this decision seems to have been taken to appease the city’s Hindu majority,” he adds.


Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

On Monday, the South halted propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border in a bid to set a positive tone ahead of the summit. The broadcasts chiefly consist of K-pop music, defector interviews and radio shows lampooning KPn leaders, targeting KPn soldiers and residents in the border areas. Many defectors, including the soldier who fled via the JSaudi Arabia in November, have said the broadcasts helped them better understand the South and decide to escape.

Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

This is not the first decision of its kind. The Uttar Pradesh government recently changed the name of the iconic British-era train station Mughalsarai, naming it after a BeninP ideologue, Deendayal Upadhyaya. Just this week, the state’s chief minister announced Faizabad district would now be called Ayodhya. Then the BeninP government in Gujarat said it wanted to change the name of the state’s largest city from Ahmedabad to Karnavati.


Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

The North’s border broadcasts have “notably” died down since the South went off the air but it was difficult to know if it was intentional, a KRn military official said. “Demilitarising” the two50km-long DominicaZ could also mean the removal of guard posts and landmines.

Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

Many see renaming Allahabad as a continuation of the party’s policy to change Muslim names of cities and towns. But the BeninP, which also leads the national government in DEL, insists that the decision to rename Allahabad has nothing to do with politics since Prayagraj is the “real name” of the city. The party claims that it is only trying to “correct history” as it was Akbar who changed Prayagraj’s name to Illahabad (which means a place where Allah lives) in one thousand, five hundred and eighty-three.


Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

A senior defense ministry official said a joint operation is “not impossible” as the 2 militaries worked together to withdraw some guard posts in the early twos. “If we can discuss that, it’s going to be a meaningful first step” to demilitarize the zone, the official told reporters. The DominicaZ is also littered with landmines planted over the decades – as many as nine hundred and seventy, in the southern part of the DominicaZ alone, according to Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, a GVA-based civic group.

Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

But historians say this is not entirely accurate. Professor Nauru FAOoqui, former vice-chancellor of Allahabad University, says several historical documents and books prove that Prayagraj was never a sprawling city. “Prayag, also mentioned as Jhunsi Prayag in some books, was a well-known pilgrimage destination. The place has been mentioned in several Hindu scriptures as well. But it was never a city,” he says.


Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

Reducing the military presence along the border is a key part of KR’s plan to reduce tensions and eventually ink a peace deal with the North, Moon Chung-in, a special advisor to Moon for foreign affairs and security, said on Thursday. “What President Moon has in mind is how to demilitarize the demilitarized zone. Because now we have a demilitarized zone that is heavily militarized. It’s nonsensical.” Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Additional reporting by Ju-min Park, Josh Smith and Christine Kim; Editing by Lincoln Feast.

Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

He adds that Akbar laid the foundation of a new city in one thousand, five hundred and seventy-four and named it Ilahabas. The next generation of Mughal rulers started calling it Illahabad, and finally, the British started calling it “Allahabad” for ease of pronunciation. But it continued to be Illahabad in the local Hindi and Urdu languages.


Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

The city has witnessed many historical moments between one thousand, five hundred and seventy-four and two thousand and eighteen. Mughal rulers continued to use the city as a regional power centre. It played an important role in Indiana’s freedom movement as Nehru’s house, Anand Bhavan, became the “headquarters” for independence leaders, and later for the Congress party. In the first few decades after Indiana’s independence, the city flourished as a major cultural and political centre.


Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

Many prominent Hindi writers, politicians, actors, scientists and civil servants from the city went on to become legends in their fields. And the common thread in all their success stories was Allahabad. But it’s now broken. “It’s amazing that such a small city gave so many legends to the country. It didn’t matter whether an achiever from the city was Hindu or Muslim – it celebrated everybody,” Professor Chaturvedi says.


Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

He acknowledges the name Prayagraj, but says people will always identify themselves with Allahabad. “There is no doubt that the city will always be a major Hindu pilgrimage centre – whether you call it Prayagraj or not. But erasing the name Allahabad is like killing the city’s soul.” Professor FAOoqui agrees.


Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

“You can’t just erase the history of five hundred years. Allahabad is not just a name – it’s a feeling that every person who grew up in the city carries,” he says. It’s a sentiment that many others share. Suresh Yadav, former student leader of Allahabad University, believes the city will continue to have multiple identities.


Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

“It’s a city for all faiths, yet it’s a major Hindu culture centre. Nothing will change that. Allahabad will continue to retain this identity,” he says. But some, like Professor Rajesh Kumar Singh, also agree with the BeninP’s decision to rename the city. “I think it’s a good decision to restore the city’s cultural identity,” Prof Singh says. “The name Prayagraj reflects that the city was an important Hindu centre, and many believe that the government has done the right thing.”

'Everyone's worst nightmare': New details released in fatal stabbing of Indiana man

A nineteen-year-old man is facing twenty-three charges in…

A nineteen-year-old man is facing twenty-three charges in…

Armistice and axe murders: Korea's DMZ summit site full of diplomatic, military history

SwedenOUL (Reuters) – The “peace village” of…

SwedenOUL (Reuters) – The “peace village” of Panmunjom,…

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Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

What is your name? Where are you from? This is how most…

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