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North Korean soldiers bend iron rods with their throats as smiling Kim watches

Bare-chested North Korean soldiers have been filmed flexing their strength by punching concrete, lying on glass shards and bending iron rods with their throats in front of their supreme leader Kim Jong-un. The footage released by state media is the latest show of force in the "invincible" North Korean military. In one scene, a soldier […]

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Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong could be North Korea’s next leader when he dies

North Korea’s secretive leader, Kim Jong-un, may have up to three children, but many Korea-watchers believe the country’s next leader will be a woman. Kim Yo-jong, the supreme leader’s sister, first started attracting attention in 2014, when she accompanied her brother in the Supreme People's Assembly. In 2018, she became the first member of the […]

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North Korea ‘to test US resolve’ by detonating nuclear bombs, top general warns

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox North Korea will "test the USA's resolve" by detonating nuclear bombs, a top general has warned. As fears grow over dictator Kim Jong-un's nuclear testing, top American intelligence officials warned that the hermit state is likely to […]

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Thousands parade in North Korea as they prepare to perform for Kim Jong-un

Thousands of people in North Korea gathered in the country’s capital of Pyongyang to prepare for a performance for Kim Jong-un. Citizens of the dictator-led country met ahead of an event dedicated to the Workers Party, 38 North has said. One parade is expected to take place around the Eighth Party Congress in January, with […]

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Kim Jong-un’s pop star ex-lover ‘replaces wife’ in bizarre love triangle

The ongoing drama of North Korea’s ruling dynasty has taken another twist with reports of a mystery power shift in the supreme leader's Kim Jong-un inner circle. It appears his wife and ambitious sister have been pushed out by a former lover – one of the country's leading pop stars. The two other women in […]

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North Korean defector lifts lid on brutal slums and ‘dead bodies on street’

A brave North Korean defector has spoken out on life inside the Hermit Kingdom – where she witnessed "dead bodies in the street". Yeonmi Park, 26, fled the communist country for the UK to escape its "oppression and complete darkness". She said she saw corpses on the streets, and insists it is unlike any other […]