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article 12 August 2014 World, North Korea
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North Korea hopes surf tour leads to tourism boom

Thinking of a late summer holiday? Thousands want out of the gulag, but tourists want in. Here are some postcards from North Korea's nascent tourism boom.

video 08 July 2014 World, North Korea

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North Korea TV shows Kim Jong-un limping - video

A rare sight in a country that avoids showing signs of weakness in its leader - North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is seen on state television limping on the anniversary of his grandfather's death.

article 22 June 2014 World, North Korea
News
South Korean conscript kills five fellow soldiers on border

The parents of a South Korean soldier who killed five comrades on the border with North Korea have pleaded with him to surrender.

post 13 May 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog North Korean defector: 'I saw people dead on the street'

A mother and son, who face execution in North Korea, say they fled the country because they were always hungry.

post 12 May 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Risking near-certain death to escape from North Korea

North Koreans caught trying to flee their country face execution. But for one mother and her son, the risk was worth it.

video 12 May 2014 World, North Korea

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Video: Risking near-certain death to escape from North Korea

North Koreans caught trying to flee their country face execution. But for one mother and her son, the risk was worth it. Watch this amazing report from our Asia Correspondent, John Sparks.

video 22 April 2014 World, North Korea

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North Korea's brutal dictator... as a child - video

North Korean state television airs photographs of Kim Jong-un, the country's dictator with one of the most appalling human rights records on the planet, as a cherub-faced child.

article 22 April 2014 UK, South Africa
Tough acts to follow
by Six tougher acts to follow than Sir Alex Ferguson

As David Moyes licks his wounds, a victim of his predecessor's success, Channel 4 News would like him to take heart - there are many who have been forced to live in the shadow of "giants".

article 08 April 2014 World, North Korea
Kimg Jong-un (picture: Reuters)
North Korean official 'executed by flamethrower'

North Korea's regime executes a high-ranking official "by flamethrower", a South Korean newspaper reports.

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