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Three soldiers caught mimicking S. Korean dance moves sent to political prison camp

Three soldiers with a unit under the Korean People's Army Air and Anti Air Force Command were arrested during a tour of Mount Paekdu...

The secret underground tunnel for gifts at the International Friendship Exhibition

The year was 1994. North Korea had begun its “Arduous March” following the collapse of the Soviet-led Eastern Bloc. Kim Jong Il, who was...
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Report by Chinese authorities details “mental anxiety” suffered by defectors

A recent internal report by security authorities in China's Liaoning Province found that "most women in China are suffering from symptoms of depression...
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MPARI: North Korea’s elite architectural design institute

This article is part of a series written by Daily NK journalist Kim Jeong Hun entitled “North Korea’s Secret Stories.”  In an era where even...
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The story behind the move of North Korea’s Naval Command

This article is part of a series written by Daily NK journalist Kim Jeong Hun entitled "North Korea's Secret Stories."  In the early 2000s, members...
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Tracking the history of North Korea’s “Bureau 11”

This article is part of a series written by Daily NK journalist Kim Jeong Hun entitled “North Korea’s Secret Stories.”  After North Korea suffered a...
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Remembering the Kanggye Tractor Factory incident of 1991

This article is part two of a series written by Daily NK journalist Kim Jeong Hyun entitled “North Korea’s Secret Stories.”  At approximately 8:30 PM...
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Why did N. Korea relocate its National Defense University?

This article is part of a series written by Daily NK journalist Kim Jeong Hyun entitled "North Korea's Secret Stories."  In the early 2000s, students...
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National defense university students given new winter uniforms

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently issued an internal mandate to resupply the Kim Jong Un National Defense University with high quality winter...
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Kim Il Sung University graduates ordered into doctoral programs

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued an order for the top students in next year’s cohort of graduates from Kim Il Sung University...

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