The Death of Kim Jong Il

Death came by way of physical fatigue, as Pyongyang's official news agency had it.... How he really died — of natural causes or of, well, intervention of a military or conspiratorial sort — will help determine the nature of the successor regime.

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SEE: Kim Jong Un’s Magical Airbrush

Before and after pictures where you see Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Un's purged uncle, and then you don't

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North Koreans Splash in New Water Park

There are few countries in the world stranger to look at than North Korea. The pariah state is known for its brand of militarist totalitarianism, the creepiness...

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