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world !"#$%&'()*)+ )%,&-+ (%*"+ ."$,&/+ 0&1,+ 12&$3,) T wo American journalists will soon be standing trial in North Korea for committing â&#x20AC;&#x153;hostile actsâ&#x20AC;? and entering the country illegally. If found guilty, the two women could be put in a prison labor camp for up to 10 years. On Friday, March 13, Laura Ling and Euna Lee left Seoul, Korea, for the Chinese border town of Yanji. Both women work for the San Francisco online news outlet Current TV, and the purpose of the trip was to interview the refugee children living in China and women who had been forced into human trafficking. Before arriving the journalists contacted Rev. Chun Ki-won of the Durihana Mission in Seoul, a group that works helping defectors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told them to consult with me first if they head toward the border,â&#x20AC;? Chun said, adding that the border region can be â&#x20AC;&#x153;dangerous and difficult for foreigners.â&#x20AC;? His last contact with the journalists was March 17, when they were near the Tumen River, which divides China and North Korea. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton â&#x20AC;&#x153;is engaged on this matter right now,â&#x20AC;? spokesman Robert A. Wood told reporters Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot of diplomacy going on. There have been a number of contacts made.â&#x20AC;? Battogtokh Baatar, senior in international cultural studies from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that their purpose was right to investigate North Korea. As independent journalists they should have had a solid plan, instead of undercover journalism. They could have informed the authorities about what they were doing; that could have prevented them from getting arrested.â&#x20AC;? Although the United States is doing what they can to get the journalists back, it is difficult because there is no American presence in North Korea. Communication is currently being done through the Swedish Embassy, who confirmed they have been in contact with Ling and Lee although no other information has been provided. Roxanne Miller, senior in biology from Ridgecrest, Calif., said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The journalists should have known that the North Korean government is pretty radical, but if they knew the consequences that could follow, then I think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good that they tried to do some investigating. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a noble thing that they were trying to do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a shame that they got arrested, but they should have been sneakier.â&#x20AC;? The details surrounding the arrest and imprisonment of the journalists are unclear. Bob Dietz, from the Committee to Protect Journalists said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We call on the North Korean government to explain the circumstances of the detention of these two journalists.â&#x20AC;? 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S'-/(-B! T(.)-'17*&*! H'.)'! H7-4! '-/! I.-'! H$$5! )$#()&$)*! 2()! 2()8$)! U7%$! >)$*7/$-&! F1! V()$L*! (-17-$! 8$/7'! (.&1$&! O.)6 )$-&! 3U5! +$)$! *$7W$/! 1'*&! 8(-&,! '1(-4! &,$! O,7-$*$6J()&,! K()$'-! =()/$)5! '%%()/7-4! &(! -$+*! )$#()&*B Islands of Tonga rocked by underwater eruption S tudents on campus said they were concerned about family and friends living in the South Pacific when they heard a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck, shaking an erupting underwater volcano off Tongaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main island on Wednesday, March 18. A cloud of smoke and steam was seen off the coast of Tonga, rising as high as 13 miles in the sky. The eruption took place about 6 miles from the southwest coast of Tongatapu island and about 130 miles south-southeast of the capital, Nukuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alofa. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage from the quake, which was felt more than 1,875 miles (3,000 kilometers) away in New Zealand. A tsunami warning for islands within 625 miles (1,000 kilometers) of the epicenter was canceled two hours later. 1 2 April 2, 2009 45467(%88+++4 Sisi Satini, sophomore from Nukuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alofa, Tonga, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I worried because my brother called me early in the morning and said he heard it was the biggest earthquake to ever occur in Tonga. So I missed class and rushed to get a phone card to call home. It ended up not being that bad.â&#x20AC;? Adrianna Ika, senior in social work from Bountiful, Utah, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I heard that the tremors were felt in Tonga but there were no serious injuries. The worst was case was broken glass.â&#x20AC;? The agency recorded a 5.3-magnitude aftershock in the same region two hours after the initial quake. Resident of Tonga Dana Stephenson said the quake started with â&#x20AC;&#x153;deep rumblings ... then side-to-side movement which seemed to go on forever but I guess was about 40 seconds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which is long enough.â&#x20AC;? Of f icia ls in the Tonga n capita l, t5IF-FBEFSt"QSJM tIUUQLFBMBLBJCZVIFEVt Unique and chic on a dime Helpful tips for tying the knot !"#$%&! "#$%&'&()*! +'&%,! '*! '-! .-/$)*$'! 0(1%'-(! $).#&*! (22! &,$! %('*&! (2! 3(-4'5! &(**6 7-4! %1(./*! (2! *8(9$5! *&$'8! '-/! '*,! &,(.*'-/*! (2! 2$$&! :8$&$)*;! 7-&(! &,$! *9<! '=(0$! &,$! "(.&,! >'%727%! (%$'-! (-! ?')%,! @AB! 3,$! $).#&7(-! +'*! '&! *$'! '=(.&! C! 871$*! :@D! 971(8$&$)*;! 2)(8! &,$! *(.&,+$*&! %('*&! (22! &,$! 8'7-! 7*1'-/! (2! 3(-4'&'#.5! '-! ')$'! +,$)$! .#! &(! EC! .-/$)*$'! 0(1%'-($*! ')$! %1.*&$)$/B Nukuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;A lofa, were relieved that the 170-island archipelago appeared to have suffered no injuries or damage. 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