Architecture professor Mario Cortes had promised to meet Minal Panchal at 11 am on April 20, wanting to review his bubbly 26-year-old protegee's academic progress. It was one appointment the conscientious Mumbaikar couldn't keep, killed as she was with 31 others by a South Korean student who went on a shooting rampage on April 16 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, before he ended the carnage by committing suicide.
On June 30, Donald J. Trump became the first US president to set foot in North Korea. Trump made history when stepped across a low concrete marker accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and walked a few steps into the North. The two leaders agreed to have their negotiators resume an effort to reach what has so far been an elusive nuclear deal. US President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, stepped into North Korea at the border village of Panmunjom on June 30. Trump is the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)