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  • North Korea floods prompt rare media candor

    North Korea floods prompt rare media candor

    North Korea's floods have received a flurry of media attention that appears aimed at burnishing the crisis-management skills of 'dear leader' Kim Jong-il – and bolstering his son's prestige as Kim's eventual successor.

  • North Korean plane crash in China is shrouded in mystery

    North Korean plane crash in China is shrouded in mystery

    North Korean plane crash in China has experts wondering what happened: Soldiers have defected amid food shortages, but pilot defections have been extremely rare.

  • North Korea offers to pay off Czech debt -- with Korean ginseng

    North Korea offers to pay off Czech debt -- with Korean ginseng

    The Czech Republic suggested barter when North Korea said it would be hard put to repay a $10 million debt left from cold-war days. But it was thinking zinc ore, not Korean ginseng.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/10

    Young gymnasts take part in a training session for 4-to7-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China, on Tuesday. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age-cheating scandals that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/27

    A four-day-old Zedonk, a rare cross between a zebra and a donkey, stands next to her mother at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Lumpkin County, Ga. on Monday. The director of the preserve says it is the first time in 40 years that a zedonk has been born there.

  • China leans toward South Korea's view of Cheonan warship sinking

    China leans toward South Korea's view of Cheonan warship sinking

    Is China leaning toward supporting sanctions against North Korea? China’s Premier Wen Jiabao discussed with South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak the evidence of the Cheonan warship sinking. Japan, China, and South Korea meet this weekend.

  • Who is the American slated to face trial in North Korea?

    Details are emerging about Aijalon Mahli Gomes, the American who will face trial in North Korea after having crossed into the country 'illegally.' From Boston, he had been teaching English in South Korea.

  • In Pictures Rainy days

    A girl stands in water pouring down from a stadium's upper balcony during a rain delay before the start of an MLB baseball game between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays in Arlington, Texas, on June 10.

  • Terrorism & Security North Korea sentences US journalists to 12 years

    The regime found the two reporters guilty of unspecified 'grave' crimes and sentenced them to 'reform through labor.'

  • A writer journeys into North Korea with Chinese tourists

    A writer journeys into North Korea with Chinese tourists

    He catches a glimpse of everyday life in the ‘hermit kingdom’ – sidewalk vendors, electric trollies, neighborhood shops – but also encounters the ever-watchful Pyongyang police.