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December 8, 2021
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People in parts of Yanggang Province no longer have access to tap water

North Koreans living in parts of Yanggang Province, including Hyesan, have not had access to tap water since mid-November, a source in the province...

Kiln explosion at cement factory in N. Hamgyong Province leaves two dead, six seriously...

A kiln explosion at Komusan Cement Factory in Puryong County, North Hamgyong Province has led to casualties, Daily NK has learned.  A source in North...

N. Korean middle school student sentenced to 14 years of forced labor for watching...

A middle school student was recently sentenced to 14 years of forced labor for watching just five minutes of a South Korean film. The heavy...
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N. Korea’s Ministry of Social Security actively employs discharged soldiers to maintain social order

With public discontent rising in North Korea due to the country’s economic difficulties, the Ministry of Social Security is focusing its complete attention on...

North Hamgyong Province measures impact of smoking ban a year after its adoption

One year after North Korea adopted a ban on smoking in public places, the North Hamgyong Province party committee has reviewed compliance with and...
South Korean K-pop group BTS performs in November 2018

North Korean soldier arrested for performing dance by S. Korean pop group

A North Korean has once again been arrested for performing a dance by South Korean pop group BTS. The authorities appear to be cracking...
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Some wives of Komdok Mine workers are demanding divorces

With a housing construction project in South Hamgyong Province’s Komdok District coming to an end, production workers at the local mine are preparing to...

N. Korean drug prices begin to rise amid continued shortages of medical supplies

The price of medicines in North Korea have recently begun to rise amid continued shortages of medical supplies. In a telephone conversation with Daily NK,...

North Korea tried to vaccinate people against waterborne diseases in August

Daily NK has belatedly learned that North Korea vaccinated citizens in August against waterborne diseases. However, with disease running rampant everywhere, some North Koreans...

N. Hamgyong Province party committee holds meeting about progress in improving childrearing policies

Daily NK has learned that the party committee of North Hamgyong Province recently held a meeting to evaluate how well the province was fulfilling...

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