Correction: The brief on Charlie Shrem was corrected to say he is CEO of

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Charlie Shrem, the CEO of, a Bitcoin start-up company, has been arrested by the U.S. on charges of laundering money for the Silk Road online drug market. U.S. officials say Shrem helped a man sell Bitcoins, a popular Internet currency, to customers of Silk Road.

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“New reports of illness have decreased day-over-day, and many guests are again up and about. Nevertheless, the disruptions caused by the early wave of illness means that we were unable to deliver the vacation our guests were expecting.” - Statement today from Royal Caribbean on a cruise ship that it’s returning early from a trip after more than 600 people on board got sick with vomiting and diarrhea.

Hot video: Did Kim Jong Un really execute his uncle’s extended family?

A report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency cites unnamed sources who claim after Kim Jong Un infamously had his powerful uncle executed, Jang Song-thaek’s blood relatives were also executed. Watch the video report at

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