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85-year-old American veteran detained in North Korea for three weeks: report

Merrill Newman had taken to travelling the world after retiring. An 85-year-old Korean War veteran following a “lifelong dream” to visit North Korea has been detained in the communist country for more than three weeks, according to reports. Merrill Newman, of Palo Alto, was five minutes from takeoff on his return flight to Beijing on Oct. 26 when authorities boarded ...

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