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New rumors surface of famine-induced cannibalism in North Korea

North Koreans may be turning to cannibalism for survival as serious food shortages continue to wrack the infamously oppressive Asian nation, some new reports suggest.

Chatter: North Korea takes aim at US

North Korea threatens to carry out a new nuclear test, American women get permission to serve in combat, and Irish councilors say drink-driving is sometimes OK.
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North Korea threatens to carry out a new nuclear test, American women get permission to serve in combat, and Irish councilors say drink-driving is sometimes OK.
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Love across the DMZ: Matchmaking, North Korea-style

SEOUL — Four years ago, Kim Eun-seo, 40, fled political persecution and poverty in North Korea’s gritty far-north city, Chongjin. After dwelling secretly in China for a year, she escaped to South Korea where she married a southern man. Now, she and her husband run a popular dating service that matches South Korean men with North Korean women. The company, Nam Nam Buk Nyo, takes its name from a Korean proverb that says beautiful ladies come from the north, while dapper males live in the south.

North Korea responds to UN resolution by hinting at new nuclear test

North Korea has vowed to boost their military and nuclear capabilities in an angry reaction to a UN Security Council resolution condemning their December rocket-launch.

North Korea drops $10m on museum near Cambodia's Angkor Wat

North Korea has built a $10 million museum near Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temple, which is scheduled to begin operations in April 2013.

People of North Korea: Happy birthday Kim Jong Un!

Kim Jong Un's birthday prompts a country-wide mission to make sure every child receives candy and puns.
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North Korea says Newtown shooting demonstrates poor quality of life in US

North Korea's official state newspaper Rodong Sinmun wrote a report on life in the US titled "Corrupt Society." Well, that's non-biased.
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Firefighters kneel to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial near the school following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Mario Tama/AFP/Getty Images)
North Korea's official state newspaper Rodong Sinmun has taken a pretty low blow at the United States, using the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to illustrate the US' "poor quality of life."
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North Korea says Newtown shooting demonstrates poor quality of life in US

North Korea's official state newspaper Rodong Sinmun wrote a report on life in the US titled "Corrupt Society." Well, that's non-biased.
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Firefighters kneel to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial near the school following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Mario Tama/AFP/Getty Images)
North Korea's official state newspaper Rodong Sinmun has taken a pretty low blow at the United States, using the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to illustrate the US' "poor quality of life."
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Google exec and former US governor visit North Korea (VIDEO)

According to Richardson, who was speaking in Beijing before flying to Pyongyang, the visit is a "private humanitarian mission."

North Korea flashes some knee under Kim Jong Un (VIDEO)

The Moranbong Band replaced the staid Mansudae Art Troupe and flashed some knee.
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This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on April 3, 2010 shows the Mansudae Art Troupe during a performance attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il (unseen) at an undisclosed place in North Korea. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
SEOUL – The Mansudae Art Troupe was one of the most famous performance groups in conservative, strictly-censored and propaganda-filled North Korea. But look out, world. Here comes Moranbong Band. And their short skirts. Knees. Real. Female. Knees. Whoa...
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