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The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral
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The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral

Dec 28th 2011, 6:06 PM 28,070 Views 71 Comments

The funeral of the North Korean dictator has been taking place in Pyongyang today. Here’s a round-up of the 10 most grabbing photographs from it.

Watch: North Koreans mourn their leader on snowy Pyongyang streets
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Watch: North Koreans mourn their leader on snowy Pyongyang streets

Dec 28th 2011, 8:37 AM 3,390 Views 16 Comments

The son and successor of Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un led the extravagant funeral procession through the snowy streets of the capital.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Dec 27th 2011, 7:51 PM 5,503 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Sinead O’Connor ends her fourth marriage, the sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork continues, and what exactly is going to happen at Kim Jong-Il’s funeral tomorrow?

What's going to happen at Kim Jong-Il's funeral tomorrow?
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What's going to happen at Kim Jong-Il's funeral tomorrow?

Dec 27th 2011, 7:01 PM 5,009 Views 45 Comments

The funeral of the former leader of North Korea, who has been lying in state since he died on 17 December, is expected to see mass grief from mourners.

South Korean delegation meets Kim Jong Il's heir in Pyongyang
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South Korean delegation meets Kim Jong Il's heir in Pyongyang

Dec 26th 2011, 2:23 PM 1,557 Views 5 Comments

Today’s meeting is a rare event between the hostile neighbours as South Korean delegation pays its respects to the late Kim Jong Il.

Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas
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Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas

Dec 25th 2011, 11:00 AM 69 Views 0 Comments

A special double edition of the very best writing from around the web.

Mythmaking begins for North Korea's new leader
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Mythmaking begins for North Korea's new leader

Dec 22nd 2011, 12:38 PM 3,882 Views 21 Comments

When Kim Jong Il died, the skies glowed red above a sacred mountain in North Korea – at least, according to state propaganda. But how exactly is this state-run propaganda done?

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Dec 20th 2011, 7:51 PM 3,538 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Murder accused found dead in cell; baby Jesus comes home in pieces; and North Korea’s no-frills airline in photos…

Propaganda nation: how North Korea spreads its message
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Propaganda nation: how North Korea spreads its message

Dec 20th 2011, 2:05 PM 31,742 Views 13 Comments

The death of Kim Jong Il has brought fresh attention on the inner workings of how North Korea addresses its people.

Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?
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Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?

Dec 20th 2011, 11:36 AM 6,017 Views 85 Comments

Ireland has no plans to send its condolences to North Korea on the passing of Kim Jong Il. Should we send formal sympathy?

Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries
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Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries

Dec 20th 2011, 10:52 AM 1,989 Views 8 Comments

China, Russia and South Korea send messages of condolence, while other countries have merely ‘noted’ the Dear Leader’s passing.

Inside North Korea's Air Koryo, the world's only '1 Star' airline
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Inside North Korea's Air Koryo, the world's only '1 Star' airline

Dec 20th 2011, 9:29 AM 6,712 Views 10 Comments

The only way to get to North Korea is through the government-owned airline – which isn’t quite as glamorous as some others.

North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed
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North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed

Dec 20th 2011, 7:33 AM 2,369 Views 9 Comments

Mourners are gathering to pay tribute to longtime leader Kim Jong Il today, as state media feed a budding personality cult around his third son – hailing him as “born of heaven.”

Hermit Kingdom: 7 alarming tales from inside North Korea
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Hermit Kingdom: 7 alarming tales from inside North Korea

Dec 19th 2011, 9:00 PM 8,039 Views 4 Comments

Starvation, labour camps, kidnappings and repression are among the issues North Korean officials try to keep hidden – but over the years we have been afforded some rare and shocking glimpses…

French doctor confirms Kim Jong-il had severe stroke in 2008
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French doctor confirms Kim Jong-il had severe stroke in 2008

Dec 19th 2011, 8:56 PM 3,222 Views 3 Comments

Dr Francois-Xavier Roux said the North Korean leader was “in a coma” when he was flown to Pyongyang to treat him two years ago.

The Daily Fix: Monday
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The Daily Fix: Monday

Dec 19th 2011, 7:52 PM 3,135 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The fallout (not literally) from the death of Kim Jong-il; Ireland’s health under the microscope; and is it New Year’s resolution time already?

Column: ‘When Kim Il-sung died, we celebrated – there was new hope’
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Column: ‘When Kim Il-sung died, we celebrated – there was new hope’

Dec 19th 2011, 7:30 PM 127 Views 14 Comments

Working as a teacher in South Korea, Hayley Millar expected wild parties when much-hated Kim Jong-il died. So why was nobody celebrating? She asked around…

VIDEO: North Korea mourns the death of Kim Jong Il's father in 1994
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VIDEO: North Korea mourns the death of Kim Jong Il's father in 1994

Dec 19th 2011, 7:08 PM 2,231 Views 12 Comments

With major public expressions of grief at the death of Kim Jong Il, it’s worth taking a look at some similar scenes from 1994…

A closer look: the links between Ireland and North Korea
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A closer look: the links between Ireland and North Korea

Dec 19th 2011, 3:52 PM 18,618 Views 18 Comments

We take a brief look at the closer bilateral ties between Ireland and North Korea – and the attention given to us over there.

North Korea tests short-range missile: report
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North Korea tests short-range missile: report

Dec 19th 2011, 2:29 PM 1,930 Views 4 Comments

At least one missile was fired today – the same day North Korean media announced the death of leader Kim Jong Il.

5 things you didn’t know about Kim Jong Il
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5 things you didn’t know about Kim Jong Il

Dec 19th 2011, 10:50 AM 26,541 Views 10 Comments

Get the lowdown on North Korea’s leader, from the quest for the perfect pizza to giant rabbits…

Kim Jong Il: A life in pictures
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Kim Jong Il: A life in pictures

Dec 19th 2011, 9:34 AM 3,856 Views 10 Comments

The North Korean leader was photographed countless times during his life, with only official photographs released to the media. Here, we take a look at the life of Kim Jong Il in pictures.

Sharp shooter: remembering the day Kim Jong Il shot 38-under par
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Sharp shooter: remembering the day Kim Jong Il shot 38-under par

Dec 19th 2011, 9:29 AM 11,970 Views 22 Comments

As North Koreans mourn the death of “Dear Leader”, we take a look back at his most famous sporting feat. This definitely happened.

Watch: North Koreans mourn the death of dear leader Kim Jong Il
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Watch: North Koreans mourn the death of dear leader Kim Jong Il

Dec 19th 2011, 9:13 AM 4,449 Views 47 Comments

The footage which has emerged from the notoriously secretive state shows mourners weeping hysterically at the death of their leader.

Who is Kim Jong Un? Ten things we know
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Who is Kim Jong Un? Ten things we know

Dec 19th 2011, 7:55 AM 6,027 Views 16 Comments

The leader of North Korea died on Saturday of a heart attack. So, what do we know about Kim Jong Un, his heir apparent? That he likes Jean-Claude Van Damme and used to call himself Pak Choi…

North Korea ready to resume anti-nuclear talks ‘without preconditions’
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North Korea ready to resume anti-nuclear talks ‘without preconditions’

Aug 24th 2011, 3:57 PM 139 Views 0 Comments

After talks with Russia, North Korea is reportedly willing to start six-day disarmament talks without prior conditions.

In photos: Inside North Korea, the world’s most secretive country
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In photos: Inside North Korea, the world’s most secretive country

Aug 5th 2011, 8:34 PM 4,567 Views 35 Comments

AP’s chief Asian photographer David Guttenfelder spent a month being accompanied around North Korea. Here is his work.

Associated Press to open a bureau in North Korea
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Associated Press to open a bureau in North Korea

Jun 29th 2011, 8:58 PM 252 Views 7 Comments

AP will be the first Western news organisation to have a full service operating in Pyongyang.

North Korea vows military action against South over target practice photos
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North Korea vows military action against South over target practice photos

Jun 3rd 2011, 1:37 PM 509 Views 0 Comments

Seoul admitted a few days ago that its military had used photos of Pyongyang’s ruling family for target practice.

Action Replay: the day Kim Jong Il shot 38-under par
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Action Replay: the day Kim Jong Il shot 38-under par

May 31st 2011, 5:39 PM 3,744 Views 0 Comments

This week’s retrospective looks back to the Korean leader’s round at North Korea’s first golf course.

China tops list of world's happiest countries (as compiled by North Korea)
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China tops list of world's happiest countries (as compiled by North Korea)

May 31st 2011, 3:39 PM 3,877 Views 0 Comments

China scores a perfect 100 in the Global Happiness Index, followed by North Korea in second – with the USA in bottom place.

Amnesty International: New images reveal North Korea political prison camps
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Amnesty International: New images reveal North Korea political prison camps

May 3rd 2011, 9:59 PM 2,064 Views 0 Comments

The human rights NGO has said that new satellite imagery shows prisoner camps – despite the North Korean government denying their existence.

Mary Robinson finishes tour of North Korea
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Mary Robinson finishes tour of North Korea

Apr 28th 2011, 6:52 PM 1,230 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s former president travelled with other retired leaders to assess the North’s food shortages, help to repair relations with the South and appeal for nuclear disarmament.

North Korea sends 12 officials to USA to learn about capitalism
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North Korea sends 12 officials to USA to learn about capitalism

Mar 27th 2011, 1:21 PM 1,063 Views 0 Comments

Is North Korea trying to ease the way for a transition of power from Kim Jong-il to his son Jung-un?

2010 in review: September
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2010 in review: September

Dec 27th 2010, 11:56 AM 675 Views 0 Comments

A ‘final’ cost on Anglo Irish Bank, scorn for Conor Lenihan, and questions over Brian Cowen’s Morning Ireland performance.

Jong-il's eldest son disapproves of younger brother's power
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Jong-il's eldest son disapproves of younger brother's power

Oct 12th 2010, 1:09 PM 354 Views 0 Comments

The eldest of Kim Jong-il’s three sons scorns the inevitable rise to power of the youngest son, Jong-un.

North Korean heir apparent appears in public alongside Kim Jong-Il
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North Korean heir apparent appears in public alongside Kim Jong-Il

Oct 10th 2010, 3:00 PM 420 Views 0 Comments

Kim Jong-un appears for the first time at a major public event as the North Korean Workers’ Party celebrates its 65th anniversary.

The new face of North Korea?
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The new face of North Korea?

Oct 5th 2010, 2:50 PM 422 Views 0 Comments

Reports and new pictures of the son – and heir apparent – of Kim Jong-Il suggest he may have had plastic surgery to look more like his grandfather, founder of North Korea