afp.com. “N.Korean leader apparent no-show at major event” - For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wasn't on a list of dignitaries at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party. The apparent no-show will add to mounting speculation that something is amiss with the authoritarian leader, who hasn't been seen publicly in more than a month.
reuters.com. "Scientists find lung cancer can lie hidden for 20 years" - Lung cancer can lie dormant for more than 20 years before turning deadly, helping explain why a disease that kills more than 1.5 million a year worldwide is so persistent and difficult to treat, scientists said on Thursday.
youtube.com. "The hybrid car" - Hybrids and 'green' cars are among vehicles being shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, running until 19 October 2014. Hybrid cars use a combination of an electric motor and regular fuel combustion. They are touted in many countries as the environmentally friendly future of motoring.
ap.com. “Modiano wins Nobel for works about Nazi occupation” - French novelist Patrick Modiano has devoted his career to exploring the traumas of the Nazi occupation of his country, including how it could strip people of their identities.
yahoonews.com. "Ukraine could sack up to million officials with ties to Russian past" - Ukraine's president approved a disputed anti-graft measure on Thursday that could see up to a million civil servants with alleged links to past Soviet or pro-Russian governments immediately sacked. The so-called "lustration law" follows the example of other eastern European nations that broke free of decades of Moscow's domination at the end of the Cold War.
cnn.com. "The extraordinary art of autistic 'five-year-old Monet'-At first glance, they could almost pass for masterpieces by Monet or Renoir. But these impressionist-style paintings -- which are changing hands for thousands of dollars -- were painted by a five-year-old girl who is unable to speak.