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Middle school students in North Korea mobilized to harvest opium resin 

The Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) continues to cultivate large opium fields in the northern region of North Korea and recently mobilized school students...
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N. Korea quarantines suspected coronavirus cases in Sinuiju

Following the broadcast of a North Korean health ministry official discussing the symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus on state television on Jan. 21, North...
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N. Korean woman died of coronavirus infection in late January

A woman in Pyongyang died of a novel coronavirus infection in January despite North Korean claims that the country has not suffered an outbreak...
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N. Korean soldiers die after suffering from fevers and breathing problems

Three soldiers guarding the Sino-North Korean border in Chagang Province recently died after suffering from fevers and breathing problems, Daily NK has learned.  All of...
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Military recruit in North Korea sent home after savage beating by superior

A new recruit at an army training camp in Pyongyang was recently beaten by his superior officer and later permitted to return home after...
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N. Korea closes schools throughout the country for one month

North Korea made the decision to close all of its schools for one month starting Feb. 20, in a surprise move that comes after...
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N. Korean company continues smuggling over Chinese border

A North Korean trading company that smuggled South Korean masks through a customs office in Sinuiju in early February is still smuggling in face...
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N. Koreans nabbed for sending mobile texts about the coronavirus

Agents with the Ministry of State Security (MSS)’s Bureau 10 arrested two remittance brokers during raids in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, after discovering texts mentioning...
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Kim Kyong Hui and Kim Jong Un’s tottering hold on power

On Jan. 25, Kim Kyong Hui, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s paternal aunt (and Kim Jong Il's sister), appeared publicly for the first...
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Cheating on college entrance exams – North Korean-style

The parents of North Korean students continue to use illicit means to obtain test questions appearing on college entrance exams to ensure their kids...

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