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In Murky Building Collapse, N. Korea's Kim 'Up All Night'

Pyongyang issues apology after accident; unknown number dead

(Newser) - North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties that could mean hundreds might have died. The word of the collapse in the secretive nation's capital... More »

N. Korea: US a 'Living Hell'

Report blasts 'world's worst human rights abuser'

(Newser) - In the latest volley of stones from its glass house, Pyongyang has warned that the US is a "living hell" plagued by unemployment and gun crime where "elementary rights to existence are ruthlessly violated." The "news analysis" from the state-run Korea Central News Agency uses official... More »

N. Korea Incensed Over 'Naughty' Joke

'Naughty' and 'Nice' Koreas in newspaper's medal count didn't go over well

(Newser) - When last we checked in on North Korea's Olympic experience, it was pitching a fit over a South Korean flag mix-up , and it seems its outrage has not since abated. Pyongyang's state-run media arm is absolutely shredding an Australian newspaper for jokingly referring to it as "Naughty... More »

Kim Jong-Il Cheered at Concert

First major public appearance since stroke

(Newser) - A wildly cheering orchestra audience greeted North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il at his first major public appearance since his suspected stroke in August, reports Reuters. Western intelligence experts began speculating in September that Kim was seriously ill—or dying—when he failed to appear at an important military parade at... More »

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