A military plane carrying three Americans freed from captivity in North Korea has arrived at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, with US president Donald Trump on hand to greet them.
A Boeing C-40 outfitted with medical facilities arrived at the base at 2.42am (7.42am BST), carrying Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim.
They had been released to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo about 20 hours earlier.
Mr Pompeo was in Pyongyang to discuss Mr Trump’s plans to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks. He returned on a separate plane, joining Mr Trump, first lady Melania Trump and US vice president Mike Pence on the tarmac.
The three former detainees will be transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre for further evaluation and medical treatment.