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5 Ways Growing Up in North Korea Is Crazier Than You Think

5 Ways Growing Up in North Korea Is Crazier Than You Think

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Japanese woman abducted by North Korea an icon, but South Korean husband forgotten

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North Korea apartment building collapse elicits public apology from officials

"We found a clue.": Researchers of Genetic Medical Science Research Institute of Pyongyang Medical College of Kim Il Sung University found a solution to diagnose incurable diseases on a high level at the end of long research. Now they are beaming with joy.

North Korean drones are SKY-09 UAVs manufactured by Beijing-based Taiyuan Navigation Technology - After meticulous sleuthing, bloggers and netizens came to the conclusion that at least one of the North Korean drones which crashed in South Korea in early April were manufactured by a Chinese aviation company.

South Korean cardinal makes historic visit to North Korea - South Korean Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung made history on Wednesday morning,... becoming the first Korean Roman Catholic leader to cross the inter-Korean border into the North.

North Korea reports on 'unimaginable' building collapse - A 23-story apartment building collapsed in Pyongyang last week. North Korea's state media offered a rare report on the accident earlier today, saying high-level officials "repented" for putting the lives of the people at risk.

North Korea threatens South Korean official for "slanderous" remarks

hina plans for North Korean regime collapse leaked: Beijing's lack of faith in rule of Kim Jong-un exposed in contingency plans to detain key North Korean leaders, set up border refugee camps and respond to "foreign forces"

China plans for North Korean regime collapse leaked - Telegraph

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North Koreans mark birth of country's 'founding father' Kim Il-sung

Michael Malice - The Libertarian Guide to north Korea the Happiest Place on Earth - PorcFest X: North Korea might be said to be the exact opposite of the Free State Project. In this talk, north Korea expert -- and Kim Jong Il "autobiographer" -- Michael Malice will give a libertarian perspective on the history, culture, and propaganda behind the world's least-free state.

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il: Q&A with Michael Malice

North Korea: Kim Jong-un orders male students to get the Dear Leader-do

Lights Out for North Korea: Space Photo Reveals Country's Isolation - "North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China," according to the NASA Earth Observatory. In fact, the entire country appears so dark that it seems "as if it were a patch of water" instead of a nation of more than 24 million people.

Now Kim Jong-Un executes his late uncle's entire family to prevent 'mutiny' - including women, children and the ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia: Children, brothers and grandchildren of Jang Song-Thaek said to be dead. South Korean news agency reporting 'purge of entire family.' Executions mean 'no traces of Kim Jong-Un's uncle will be left'

Harm in the Hermit Kingdom: UN Rights Commission: grave violations of human rights in North Korea UN Rights Commission: grave violations of human rights in North Korea

The Real Doctor Evil: Kim Jong Il's North Korea - 'The Real Dr Evil' follows the fascinating journey of Kim Jong- il -- from his childhood experiences, through his education, to his controversial leadership.

Unification minister dismisses N. Korea's peace offensive

U.S. official views North Korea's peace offensive as cause for concern

Secret State of North Korea | FRONTLINE | PBS

Could there be a North Korean “Spring”? – Secret State of North Korea - FRONTLINE

Five Ways North Koreans Are Defying the Regime | Secret State of North Korea | FRONTLINE | PBS

The Dangers Of Exposing North Korea’s Secrets: A documentary's chilling tale -- in front of the camera, and behind it

Yep, the kid is using his trusty protractor to calculate missile ranges.

How to kill Americans with geometry: A North Korean propaganda film for kids

Inside the Tale of North Korea Execution by Ravenous Dog - There is no end to shocking stories from North Korea, many involving the myriad cruelties of the brutal police state as reported by defectors. But the latest tale — a news media report that the young North Korean leader might have had his uncle torn apart by ravenous dogs while he watched — may say less about the North than what outsiders have come to expect of it.

Happy New Year from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

What execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle says about North Korea

North Korea Has a Thing for High-Voltage Fences - As the country is wracked by power shortages, some of the fences are live and some aren't. Good luck figuring out which is which - “In North Korea, the electric fence, the barbed wire, is in people’s minds. They have been very effective in making the outside world appear very, very dangerous and unpredictable”

U.S. tourist and Korean War veteran Merrill Newman heads for freedom, 'deported' from North Korea

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un reportedly sacks his uncle Jang Seong-thaek, No. 2 man in regime - the uncle of the North Korean leader was "recently ousted from his position" as vice chairman of North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission, and that "two of his closest confidantes -- Ri Yong Ha and Jang Soo-Kil -- were publicly executed in mid November"

Keeping Safe While Touring North Korea (WSJ) - An 85-year-old American was arrested in North Korea due to his service in the Korean War. Simon Cockerell of Koryo Tours, which arranges group visits to the country, tells the WSJ's Deborah Kan what American tourists need to do to keep themselves safe. (Video)

North Korea: video from the inside - North Korea is a very closed country. but tourists are allowed in. A Radio Netherlands' journalist joined a tour and secretely filmed from a bus. You see images of the Korean landscape and People. Red Cross employee Jaap Timmer, who lived in North Korea for 3 years, comments on the footage.

Pyongyang refuses to sign a non-aggression agreement that US Secretary of State John Kerry offered last week on condition of denuclearisation.

Parents of Japanese schoolgirl abducted by North Korea 'lived in fear every day' - The parents of a Japanese schoolgirl who vanished in 1977 spoke about the fear they experienced for two decades before learning their daughter had been abducted by North Korean agents.

Executions and torture are daily life in North Korea's prisons - Former prison inmates who managed to defect and escape from North Korea have given harrowing evidence of the public executions and torture that are daily occurrences within the Communist dictatorship's jails.

Kim Jong-un's ex-girlfriend was among a dozen well-known North Korean performers who were executed by firing squad nine days go, according to South Korean reports.

North Korea is running out of virgins for Kim Jong-un's dance troupe. It's every dictator's nightmare – Telegraph Blogs

Inside North Korea: Shock video and photos show true horror of Kim Jong-un's evil regime - YouTube

From the Mouths of North Korea's Children: Hatred for the U.S.

North Korea stages war anniversary spectacle - North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has attended a performance of the Arirang mass games on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the truce that ended open fighting in the Korean War.

Defectors Appear on North Korean TV - Nine young North Korean defectors who were forcibly repatriated from Laos last month appear on North Korean TV.

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This two-picture series obtained January 29, 2013 courtesy of Google shows before (L) and after (R) Google Maps images of North Korea. Weeks after its chairman Eric Schmidt's secretive visit to North Korea, Google has rolled out a detailed map of the isolated state that even labels some of its remote and infamous gulags. // "a series of city-sized, grey-coloured areas which, when zoomed in on, are identified as sprawling re-education camps." Google unveils detailed N. Korea map with gulags

The Worlds Darkest Secret: Inside the North Korea Gulag

Thousands of children from the North Korean capital Pyongyang celebrate Children's Day with dancing, games and a military parade complete with papier mâché rocket launchers driven by cartoon ducks.

Finally: The Kim Jong-Un approved pop band - [HQ] 모란봉악단 배우자 (Lets Study!) [DPRK POP MUSIC] - Britain had the Spice Girls. America had Destiny’s Child. North Korea has … the Moranbong Band?

BBC News - BBC insists Panorama North Korea programme will go on

North Korea issues new threats over protests in South - NKorea issued new threats against South Korea on Tuesday, vowing "sledge-hammer blows" of retaliation if South Korea did not apologies for anti-North Korean protests the previous day when the North was celebrating the birth of its founding leader.

North Korea could make Chernobyl look like a fairytale, Putin warns

NKorea urges foreigners to vacate South Korea - PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of a nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to scare foreigners into pressing their governments to pressure Washington and Seoul to act to avert a conflict.

North Korea warns foreigners to leave South amid new threats of war - SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea intensified threats of an imminent conflict against the United States and the South on Tuesday, warning foreigners to evacuate South Korea to avoid being dragged into "thermonuclear war".

'The moment of explosion is near': North Korean madman's new warning as U.S. deploys battalion expert in nuclear and chemical warfare after rogue state moves its missiles to the coast.

How scared should you be of North Korea? - Former defense secretary William Cohen says U.S. should be very concerned, Kim Jong-Un under pressure to show his mettle.

North Korea missiles 'ready to strike' US: Kim Jong-un - North Korea has put its missile units on standby ready to attack US bases in South Korea, the Pacific and the US after Washington revealed it has flown B2 stealth bombers over the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea Urged To End 'Threatening Statements' By Britain's Foreign Office - The British government has called on North Korea to end its bellicose rhetoric after Kim Jong-un released a statement on Saturday via the country’s official news agency declaring that a “state of war” existed between the North and South of the peninsula.

How to Prepare for a North Korean Invasion (VICE - United Kingdom)

North Korea Has Issued Its Ultimate Definite Last Totally 'Final Warning' (Sara Morrison - The Atlantic Wire): North Korea greeted the weekend by stating through its KCNA news agency that it is entering a "state of war" with South Korea. This seems like much more serious news than an earlier KCNA story about using nutritious leeks in seasonal dishes, but there's reason to be skeptical that NoKo's latest declaration means anything at all.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea warned Seoul on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula had entered "a state of war" and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that's the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation.

NKorea claims long-range missiles aimed at bases on US mainland, Hawaii - North Korea's military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats aimed at South Korea and the United States. The announcement came as South Koreans marked the 3rd anniversary of the sinking of a warship in which 46 South Korean sailors died. Seoul says the ship was hit by a NKorean torpedo, while the North denies involvement.

North Korea's Kim supervises "drone attack" drill - (Reuters) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised a drone attack on a simulated South Korean target on Wednesday, Pyongyang's KCNA news agency reported, and the armed forces shot down a target mimicking a cruise missile.

North Korea Vows Military Action Against More U.S. B-52 Flights: North Korea warned of “strong military counter-action” if the U.S. again flies B-52 bombers over the Korean peninsula, with two flights this month after the totalitarian regime threatened preemptive nuclear strikes.

North Korea video, published on government website Uriminzokkiri, shows US Capitol Building destroyed by missile strike. The film also shows the White House being targeted - Subtitles on the provocative video say: "The White House is caught by our sighting device. The inner citadel is within our striking range of an atomic bomb."

Video: North Korean propaganda exposes hellish Orwellian experience of American life (h/t HotAir)

A rare glimpse of North Korea’s version of Facebook - Most North Koreans can’t access the Internet, and only foreigners can use the country’s brand-new 3G cellular network. But the country has still developed its own rudimentary social network — which you can now see for yourself, thanks to a SXSW panel the Associated Press’s Jean Lee gave this weekend.

Why we should fear this tyrant with his sights set on World War III: A disturbing portrait of North Korea's 'baby-faced, basketball-mad' leader Kim Jong-Un

North Korea says it will launch nuclear attack on America - The provocative statement comes weeks after the country conducted underground nuclear tests which caused a massive earthquake. A foreign ministry spokesman said: "Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to pre-emptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest."

Check out the first Instagram pictures from inside North Korea - Jean Lee, Associated Press bureau chief for Seoul and Pyongyang, seems to have successfully uploaded the first Instagram pics from North Korea and blasted them out through her Twitter account.

Inside North Korea: tourist photos of Pyongyang and the surrounding area: An eight-lane super highway in North Korea is almost devoid of traffic in this image taken by Swedish photographer Björn Bergman. The road - which stretches around 160km from capital Pyongyang to the border with South Korea - is also in a state of disrepair. The DMZ / Panmunjom South Korean border road

North Korea threat to scrap Korean War armistice with South - North Korea said on Tuesday it will scrap the armistice signed in 1953 that ended a three-year conflict with rival South Korea if the South and the United States continue with two-month long annual military drills. The threat was attributed by the KCNA news agency to the Korean People's Army Supreme Command spokesman and raises the level of bellicose rhetoric from the North.

North Korea threatens South with 'final destruction' - North Korea threatened South Korea with "final destruction" during a debate at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, saying it could take further steps after a nuclear test last week. "As the saying goes, a new-born puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea's erratic behaviour would only herald its final destruction," North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong told the meeting.

Pyongyang Provocation - North Korea set for test launch of new mobile ICBM with upcoming nuclear test

Google Earth exposes North Korea's secret prison camps (Telegraph) - Human rights activists are turning to Google Earth to identify the vast network of prison camps that dot the North Korean countryside and hold as many as 200,000 people deemed hostile to the regime.

Is There a New Gulag in North Korea? - Has North Korea built another gulag? The possibility has been raised by the sharpest of the eagle-eyed students of satellite images and maps who look for changes in the closed-off country, Curtis Melvin, who detailed his findings this weekend on his blog.

North Korea's labour camps can now be seen from space, thanks to Eric Schmidt and Google Earth - Even Kim's North Korea can't remain hidden from the eye of Google Earth

Speculation time: A new kwan-li-so? - While updating my Google Earth file to match the new satellite imagery, however, I noticed the addition of a new area that bears striking similarity to other known “kwan-li-so (관리소)” or prison camps. This area was built sometime between 2006-12-17 and 2011-9-21. It is surrounded by a very visible security perimeter. It is also placed right next to Camp 14– even sharing 3kms of border.

Google Earth puts North Korea labour camps on the map (Updated: 12:55, Wednesday, 23 January 2013)

Camp 14 Update: Look What Curtis Found - Ah, North Korea — as gifted at publicity as it at humanity. Perhaps just as Blaine Harden was sending the manuscript for "Escape from Camp 14" to his publisher, shortly before the book would generate intense interest among those on the Outer Earth who still did not know about North Korea’s gulags, North Korea may have been scratching out a new prison compound contiguous to Camp 14′s northern boundary. In due course, Curtis spots it.

North Korea threatens "war" if South Korea takes part in new U.N. sanctions (South Korean soldiers patrol in Paju, near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas, Jan. 25, 2013)

Sophie In North Korea: It might not get weirder than this (Disclaimer: I am a North Korea amateur and can only share what it's like to be part of a NK-bound delegation. Straightforward trip report here: no discussion of meeting details or intentions--just some informal observations.)

Eric Schmidt's daughter lifts lid on 'very strange' North Korea (Telegraph) - Sophie Schmidt, the teenage daughter of Google chairman Eric Schmidt has shed some light on her father's secretive trip to North Korea, in a first-hand account of the visit to a "very, very strange" country.

N.Korean Regime's 'Gift Politics' Starts to Lose Its Luster