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April 20, 2021
Elementary school in North Korea schools reopen

North Korean students to start new school semester on April 1 at home

With the spring semester starting on Apr. 1, North Korean authorities have decided to begin the new academic year without bringing children back to...
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Woman dies during childbirth at doctorless hospital in Onsong County

A woman in Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province, recently died while giving birth alone in a hospital without any doctors, Daily NK has learned. A...
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Jilted lover in Hoeryong murders woman and sets her body on fire

A gruesome incident in which a man murdered his lover and set her body on fire recently occurred in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province. A source...

North Korean authorities encourage people to hand over “illegal propaganda material”

North Korean authorities have used a recent lecture to coax people who distribute or possess "illegal propaganda material” to hand in these materials to...

North Korea is installing concrete barriers and high-voltage wires along its border with China

A source in North Korea told Daily NK last Thursday that the authorities are installing concrete barriers and high-voltage wires along the North Korean...
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Joint task force cracks down on users of illegal cell phones in Hyesan

A joint task force from the Central Committee’s Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of State Security (MSS) was recently dispatched to Hyesan, Yanggang...
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North Korean authorities lift Sakju County lockdown following complaints

The lockdown imposed on Sakju County, North Pyongan Province, was lifted on Tuesday at 6 PM, Daily NK has learned.  After complaints by locals reached...

North Korean border guards in Chagang Province seen wearing gas masks

Soldiers in the border buffer zone in Chunggang-eup, Chagang Province, were recently seen wearing full gas masks instead of medical masks. According to a...
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Elderly man dies during government attempt to evict people from a building in Pyongyang

Following North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's call for the construction of 10,000 residential homes in Pyongyang “at all costs” earlier this year, an...
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North Korean security agency turns brokers against families of defectors

A remittance broker was recently found to have been cooperating with the Ministry of State Security (MSS) to report on the families of defectors,...

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