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Chile's Pinera acknowledges 'abuses' in handling of riots - media

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera acknowledged "abuses" in the handling of massive social protests that have shaken the country for three weeks, but stopped short of blaming police or the military in an interview published Saturday in a local paper.

North Korean defectors decry South's expulsion of two fishermen

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's expulsion of two North Korean fishermen set a bad precedent that has spread fears in the North Korean defector community and could lend legitimacy to its widely criticised judicial system, defectors and activists said on Friday.