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North Korea bans laughing, drinking and shopping for 11-days to observe Kim Jong Il's death anniversary
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North Korea bans laughing, drinking and shopping for 11-days to observe Kim Jong Il's death anniversary

For the unversed, Kim Jong Il passed away due to a heart attack on 17 December, 2011. The 69-year-old had ruled the country from 1994 to 2011.

Thousands of North Koreans brave -8°C temperature to pay tribute to Kim Jong-un's father on birth anniversary
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Thousands of North Koreans brave -8°C temperature to pay tribute to Kim Jong-un's father on birth anniversary

The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang but thousands of North Koreans lined up in temperatures of minus 8 degrees Celsius on Saturday to pay their respects to late leader Kim Jong-Il on his birthday.

Developer of North Korea missiles, nuclear technology dies due to blood disease, claims Pyongyang
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Developer of North Korea missiles, nuclear technology dies due to blood disease, claims Pyongyang

A veteran official of North Korea, Ju Kyu Chang who developed nuclear and missile technology for the country died on Monday due to a blood disease, announced Pyongyang.

Ahead of Singapore Summit, a look at trajectory of Kim Jong-un's North Korea's return from international isolation
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Ahead of Singapore Summit, a look at trajectory of Kim Jong-un's North Korea's return from international isolation

To understand why North Korea "suddenly" started building its nuclear warheads and test a series of successful missile and nuclear tests in 2017, one must go rewind 30 years back.

Suspected North Korean boat washes ashore in central Japan; eight bodies recovered
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Suspected North Korean boat washes ashore in central Japan; eight bodies recovered

Eight bodies have been recovered from a wrecked boat that washed ashore in central Japan, authorities said on Tuesday, suspecting the vessel is the latest in a series of North Korean "ghost ships"

Kim Jong-un adds new talent to portfolio: Claims ability to control weather, change the moods of mountains
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Kim Jong-un adds new talent to portfolio: Claims ability to control weather, change the moods of mountains

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un has claimed an honour for himself as well: The ability to control the weather, and change mountains' moods

Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong is North Korea's rising star and newest power player
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Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong is North Korea's rising star and newest power player

On Sunday, North Korean state media reported that Kim Jong-un promoted his sister to a senior ruling party post, making her one of the most powerful women in the country.

Kim Jong-un praises North Korea's nuclear programme, promotes sister to senior politburo post
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Kim Jong-un praises North Korea's nuclear programme, promotes sister to senior politburo post

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promoted his sister to a senior ruling party post, state media said on Sunday,

Kim Jong-nam's murder: Seoul confirms victim killed in Malaysia was Kim Jong-un's brother
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Kim Jong-nam's murder: Seoul confirms victim killed in Malaysia was Kim Jong-un's brother

The South Korean government has confirmed that the North Korean citizen assassinated at a Malaysian airport was Kim Jong-un's half-brother, a media report said on Thursday.

Kim Jong-nam assassination: Cops arrest female suspect
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Kim Jong-nam assassination: Cops arrest female suspect

Kuala Lumpur: A female suspect has been arrested in Malaysia in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother.

Kim Jong-nam assassination: Police investigates death of North Korea leader's brother
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Kim Jong-nam assassination: Police investigates death of North Korea leader's brother

Police were checking surveillance tapes Wednesday for clues about who may have assassinated the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, a senior official said.

Just another Sunday? North Korea low key on Kim Jong Un's birthday
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Just another Sunday? North Korea low key on Kim Jong Un's birthday

North Korea marked Kim Jong Un's birthday on Sunday in a decidedly low-key manner.

North Korea mourns Fidel Castro, remembers him as 'close friend' and heroic ally
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North Korea mourns Fidel Castro, remembers him as 'close friend' and heroic ally

North Korea began three days of official mourning on Monday for late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, remembering him as a "close friend" and heroic ally in a joint struggle against the US aggression.

Up in smoke: Kim Jong-Un keeps puffing despite North Korea's anti-smoking campaign
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Up in smoke: Kim Jong-Un keeps puffing despite North Korea's anti-smoking campaign

A North Korean anti-smoking campaign has apparently failed to persuade young leader Kim Jong-Un to quit, despite his late father's warning that "a cigarette is like a gun aiming at your heart".

Kim Jong Un is the new chairman of North Korean ruling party
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Kim Jong Un is the new chairman of North Korean ruling party

North Korea's ruling-party congress on Monday announced a new title for Kim Jong Un, party chairman.

From First Secretary to Gen Sec: North Korea's Kim Jong Un gets promotion
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From First Secretary to Gen Sec: North Korea's Kim Jong Un gets promotion

North Korea's ruling party is preparing to bestow a new title on leader Kim Jong Un, another clear sign that he is firmly in control.

Nuclear ambitions will speed up 'regime collapse': President Park fires off warning to North Korea
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Nuclear ambitions will speed up 'regime collapse': President Park fires off warning to North Korea

South Korea's president warned Tuesday that rival North Korea faces collapse if it doesn't abandon its nuclear bomb program, an unusually strong broadside that will likely infuriate Pyongyang

North Korea has begun fuelling rocket it plans to launch? US satellite data suggests so
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North Korea has begun fuelling rocket it plans to launch? US satellite data suggests so

US satellite data suggests North Korea may have already begun fuelling a rocket it plans to launch this month in the face of international opposition, a Japanese newspaper reported today, citing a US defence official.

South Korean citizen acquitted for following North Korea on Twitter
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South Korean citizen acquitted for following North Korea on Twitter

A South Korean court said on Thursday it had acquitted a man of sympathising with North Korea for following its Twitter account, arguing that simply reading Pyongyang's social media posts did not violate Seoul's security laws.