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North Korea shake-up purges Jang Song-thaek, Kim uncle

Pyongyang - The reclusive state of North Korea is rarely in western headlines for the right reasons and Wednesday is no different. The whereabouts of a powerful uncle of the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, are unknown following speculation that he has been "removed".

Up to 20,000 political prisoners in Korea disappeared, group says

As many as 20,000 political prisoners in North Korea may have starved to death, or died from disease and have vanished from a prison inside the country, according to the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.

Newspaper says former girlfriend of North Korean leader executed

South Korea has reported a woman, a singer, reported to be a former girlfriend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has been executed. Hyon Song-wol was arrested with 12 others from her bands for making and distributing porn videos.

North Korea launches rocket in defiance of international warnings

North Korea has defied international warnings and launched the Unha-3 rocket from the Sohae Space Centre. The country has declared the launch a success.

State TV confirms young North Korean leader married to Ri Sol-Ju Special

Pyongyang - State-owned media has confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is married and his wife is named Ri Sol-Ju. The announcement comes after weeks of speculation that he was in a relationship as he was spotted in public with a lady.

Sacha Baron Cohen escorted off the Oscars red carpet after stunt

British comedy actor Sacha Baron-Cohen was ordered off the red carpet at Sunday night's Oscars ceremony after pulling a stunt publicising his new film, The Dictator.

Sacha Baron Cohen escorted off the Oscars red carpet after stunt

British comedy actor Sacha Baron-Cohen was ordered off the red carpet at Sunday night's Oscars ceremony after pulling a stunt publicising his new film, The Dictator.

What will be history's judgment of N. Korean leader Kim Jong-il? Special

Toronto - How will history judge Kim Jong-il? That was the question that experts asked during a discussion panel in Toronto Saturday. Experts and officials talked about the legacy of the North Korean leader and what the future holds for Kim Jong-un and the country.

North Korea prepares for state funeral of 'Dear Leader'

The state funeral of the "Dear Leader" of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, will be held on Wednesday, one day before the official mourning period ends. It is expected that a strong military presence will feature heavily during the ceremonies.

Canadian-Korean organization talks state of affairs in N. Korea Special

Toronto - It has been a little more than a week since the passing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-il. As tens of thousands mourn, the world waits for the rise of Kim Jong-un. The question is now: what should the international community do?

Op-Ed: Was Kim Jong-il really on a train?

Korean peninsula politics are an extremely complicated matter of intrigue, duplicity and occasionally just outright lies. Was Kim Jong-Il really on a train when he died? Or laying in bed?

Kim Jong-Il's body on public display as mourners weep

The state funeral of North Korea's communist leader, Kim Jong-il, will take place on Dec. 28. For now, mourners publicly sobbed as his body is displayed in an open coffin in Pyongyang.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il dead at 69, South Korea declares emergency

It's being reported Kim Jong-Il, the 69-year-old North Korean dictator who often dominated news headlines for his defiance of United Nations sanctions, has died from fatigue, according to a statement from the North Korean government.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il sends $500,000 in aid to Japan Special

Pyongan - The North Korean government has donated $500,000 to the earthquake ravaged nation of Japan. Leader Kim Jong-Il sent the large sum of money to aid the Korean expatriates who are currently affected by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami.

North Korea's Human Rights Situation: Visions of Korea's future Special

Toronto - Canadian Member of Parliament Barry Devolin, Consul General Ji-In Hong and other Korean human rights experts joined HanVoice Saturday to discuss the present state of North Koreans, "crimes against humanity" and the future of human rights in the country.
 

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