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September 20, 2019
Satellite view of Pyongsan mine

Soldiers dispatched to Pyongsan uranium mine

North Korea has recently dispatched soldiers who finished their mandatory service periods to a uranium mine in Pyongsan, North Hwanghae Province, Daily NK has...
A tractor on a farm in North Korea

Farmer facing six months in labor camp for theft

A farmer in Paekam County, Ryanggang Province, has been sentenced to six months of forced labor after stealing unripened potatoes and barley, Daily NK...
Human trafficking

Human trafficking increases on Sino-DPRK border 

Human trafficking of North Korean defector women has been rising recently, with victims being sold to businesses running room salons, video chat websites and...
Freight train in Pyongyang

Falling glass panel kills two, injures one

A large glass panel fell on three workers as they were loading it onto a railway car in Nampo earlier this month, killing two...
North Korean alcohol

Plant and fruit-based alcohol gain popularity

North Korean food and beverage factories have ramped up production of alcoholic beverages using medicinal plants and fruits, Daily NK has learned.  “There’s a wider...
North Korean medicine

South Korean medical devices favored over the competition

North Koreans are increasingly purchasing South Korean-made household medical devices, despite the fact they can cost up to 10 times more than Chinese-made devices,...
Samjiyon

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Vessels with luxury goods slip through sanctions' loopholes (Jang Seul Gi) Despite international sanctions against North Korea, the country's elites have been able to exploit...
friendship bridge

Behind the only known student uprising in North Korea

Ethnic Chinese (also called hwagyo, or "overseas Chinese") hold a unique place in North Korean society. This is due largely in part to North...
Farmworkd

North Korea orders “simple” Chuseok celebrations

North Koreans are celebrating Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) modestly this year due to continued economic difficulties and an order by the authorities to “celebrate the...
Pine Nuts

Teenager fights pine nut farm guards, killing one 

After entering a pine nut farm illegally, a teenager in Ryanggang Province defended himself from the farm’s guards with a knife, causing one fatality...

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