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Kim Jong-Un Executed His Uncle By Feeding Him to "Cage of Starved Dogs"

We're well aware that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is more than a bit crazy, but if you were under any illusions that he'd avoided inheriting his father's evil streak, this will come as a bit of a shock; Remember his recently-executed uncle? Yeah, he had him fed to dogs. Read More >>

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Kim Jong-un "Very Drunk" When Ordering Executions

In the wake of a string of executions of government officials in North Korea, Japanese Newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun is reporting that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered at least two of the executions whilst drunk. Read More >>

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7 Bizarrely Fascinating Videos From a North Korean Travel Agency

By now it's pretty well established that most attempts at public outreach by North Korea feel like a real-life uncanny valley, a pastiche of a happy kingdom. Still, it's hard not to feel a renewed sense of simultaneous awe and unease while watching the fascinatingly bizarre YouTube channel of Koryo Tours, a Beijing-based travel agency specialising in trips to North Korea. Read More >>

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North Korea Has a Homemade iPad Now

Yes, that's right, North Korea has its own tablet now. Meet the Samjiyon, which is basically an iPad or Nexus 10, with one tiny difference -- it kinda lacks the most important bit, you know, the Internet. Read More >>

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Here's the First Instagram of North Korea (Probably)

Kim Jong Un's hip, young reign over North Korea continues today as the mobile operator Koryolink officially turns on its data services, opening the gate to Instagram, Foursquare, and Twitter, among other social apps. Read More >>

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HTC is Kim Jong-Un's Manufacturer of Choice

HTC's quarterly profits are in, and it's bad news all round -- a 91 per cent slump. All that could be about to change, though, as HTC's just received the celebrity endorsement every smartphone manufacturer dreams of. Yes, an HTC phone is the go-to device of the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Sexiest Man of the Year and all-round badass horse-rider, Kim Jong-un. Read More >>

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North Korea Lets You Take Your Phone in, But There's no 3G or Any Gs

North Korea has stopped confiscating the mobile phones of tourists when they enter the country, instead getting with the programme and flogging international SIM cards to visitors when they arrive. We will make a capitalist hell out of it yet. Read More >>

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The Only Person North Korea Follows on Twitter Is This Goofy American Dude

North Korea's led the charge in a lot of areas, fictional animal lair discoveries, for one. But South Korea's crazy cousins to the north aren't exactly known to excel at internet culture. So while it's no surprise that their official Twitter account only follows three accounts, as Mother Jones discovered, it is, in fact, very surprising that the only active user in that very small bunch is some American dude named Jimmy Dushku. Read More >>

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Eric Schmidt Actually Landed in North Korea... Now What?

Despite the U.S. State Department essentially saying that the Google chairman's North Korean jaunt would be a horrible idea of which they want absolutely no part, yesterday morning, Eric Schmidt landed in North Korea with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in tow. Read More >>

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How 4Chan Made Kim Jong Un Time Readers' Man of the Year

Kim Jong Un invented time travel, cured cancer, cloned a wooly mammoth, and became the first male human to give birth, which is exactly why he's Time's 2012 man of the year. Wait, that's the North Korean version of the story. In reality, 4Chan just manipulated the vote.
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Did North Korea Secretly Test Two Nukes in 2010?

New analysis suggests North Korea clandestinely tested two nuclear weapons in 2010. If it's true, it would double the number of known tests hailing from the country and could mean serious nuclear warhead development is underway. Read More >>

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