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North Korean official reportedly executed with a flamethrower

By Terrence McCoy<p>Terrence McCoy<p>Reporter covering social issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The theatrics of North Korea’s repressive regime never fail to get attention, but Monday’s news raised — or lowered — the bar.<p>According to this report in one of South Korea’s leading newspapers, The Chosun Ilbo, North …

North Korea: Kim Jong-un Orders Mass Purge of Uncle's Allies

A former North Korea intelligence officer, who has defected to the West, has revealed the extent of the turmoil pervading the communist regime with …

North Korea: Kim Jong-un's Uncle 'Devoured by 120 Starving Dogs'

The uncle of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un was executed by being eaten alive by 120 starving dogs along with his five closest aides, according to …

North Korea launches misogynist tirade against South Korean president

North Korea has launched a vicious, misogynist tirade against the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, after she gave a speech on reunification in Germany.<p>While the North's propaganda is often vitriolic, the highly personalised and sexist nature of the attack – the latest salvo is titled: "We …

North Korea Gives Ominous Warning On Nuclear Test: 'Wait And See'

North Korea fired two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles into the sea on March 26. Its first firing in four years of mid-range missiles that can hit Japan followed a series of short-range rocket launches over the past two months.<p>Members of the Security Council on March 27 condemned the move as …

North Korea's Huge Role In Global Meth Trade Revealed In Insane Criminal Case

At first glance, the meeting that occurred on January 24, 2013 could have been about any ordinary business deal. A multinational organization based in Hong Kong had cornered the market on a lucrative commodity.<p>They needed distributors to bring their product to America, and so the organization …