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North Korea set to delay rocket launch

North Korea is considering the delay of its controversial rocket launch, which was scheduled in between December 10 and 22 and has been condemned by the international community.

North Korea one step closer to long-range missile test

North Korea has taken another step towards its promised second long-range rocket test, completing the assembly of all three stages of the rocket on its launch pad, a South Korean official said on Wednesay, Yonhap agency reported.

North Korea to launch long-range rocket in December

North Korea is to launch a long-range rocket between Dec. 10 and 22, Pyongyang's official news agency said, an announcement that is likely to increase tensions between North Korea and neighboring countries.

Unicorns existed, North Korean news agency says

Archaeologists from Noth Korea's History Institute recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn ridden by King Tongmyong.
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Jamae Hallberg and dog Femma pose as unicorns at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20, 2012 in New York City. North Korea's news agency reported on November 30, 2012, that historians 're-confirmed' the existence of unicorns. (John Moore/AFP/Getty Images)
The discovery (or rediscovery, we should confirm) also reconfirms that Pyongyang was capital of ancient Korea.

South Korean, Chinese papers fall for The Onion's Kim Jong Un spoof

The Korea Times thinks the North Korean leader really IS the sexiest man alive.
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Attention! This news is fake. (People's Daily Online/Screengrab)
There are still people who don't know The Onion writes satire.

North Korea's love for Kim Jong Un is now visible from space

Someone carved "Long Live General Kim Jong Un, the Shining Sun" into a North Korean hillside, in letters 65 feet high.
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A Google Earth picture taken on Oct. 6 has revealed a huge homage to North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. (Google Earth/Screengrab)

North Korea wants everyone to know how great Kim Jong Un is. Even in space.

Satellite pictures have revealed an enormous message of praise to North Korea's dear dictator, carved into a hillside in northern Ryanggang province.


Would you vacation at North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom'?

Next year’s most interesting hotel opening is not a six-star palatial Dubai building, or an over-the-top Las Vegas accommodation that would make Versailles look understated. It’s Pyongyang's Ryugyong Hotel, also known as the world’s tallest hotel and the “hotel of doom” because of its long history.

Ri Sol-Ju: Pregnancy rumors surround Kim Jong-Un’s wife

Ri hasn’t been seen in public for almost two months, but North Korean state media announced on Monday that she would accompany her husband to a concert at his alma mater, the Kim Il-Sung Military University.

North Korea's not as crazy as everyone says

Commentary: Most of what we hear about the Hermit Kingdom comes from defectors, but there's a lot more to the country.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un salutes as he watches a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder and his grandfather, Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
A peculiar strand of literature on North Korea has been published in recent years, with the authors drawing heavily on interviews with defectors. Sure, North Korea has been a horrific place with famine and prison camps, but these books reveal a single slice of North Korean society. And it's dangerous that they're taken so frequently at face value when they remain unverifiable.

North Korean military officer executed—by mortar round—for drinking during mourning period for Kim Jong Il

Military officer Kim Chol was executed with a mortar round this week for the crime of drinking alcohol during the official mourning period for deceased leader Kim Jong Il.
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