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1 hr ago | Newkerala.com

Obama's rapper pal Pras Michel visiting Kim Jong-un land for wrestling fun

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has apparently made another friend from the west, former American hip-hop group Fugees star Pras Michel, who is travelling to the nation to watch a wrestling match hosted by a Japanese politician and former pro wrestler.

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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Muscle men make unlikely peace envoys to Pyongyang

North Koreans are not exactly used to seeing 300-pound Americans in tiny black underpants with "strong man" emblazoned across the rear.

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8 hrs ago | KFVS12

Ukraine say it's now fighting rebels, Russians

North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic... North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from ... (more)

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12 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Japanese wrestler-politician ready to rumble in North Korea - but will Kim Jong-un attend?

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia, located in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering South Korea and China.

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16 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Top North Korean banker absconds with A 3million from Kim Jong Un's slush fund

A top North Korean banker is on the run in remote eastern Russia with A 3million of an alleged government slush fund, it has been reported.

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20 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China tensions

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force armoured tanks fire during an annual training session near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, August 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, World News, Asia, US Military, US Navy, US News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Forbes.com

U.S. High-Altitude Missile System For S. Korea Upsets China, Russia,...

I have reported from Asia since covering the "Year of Living Dangerously" in Indonesia, 1965-66, and the war in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the late 1960s-early 1970s for newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune and the old Washington Star.

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Daily Times

DPRK urges Seoul not to repeat war manoeuvers

PYONGYANG: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Friday urged South Korea not to repeat annual war manoeuvers with the United States, which have driven north-south relations into the "worst phase," the official KCNA news agency reported.

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SFGate

Over 3 Decades, North Korea Paid Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars For ...

From 1969 to 1997, the North Korean leadership purchased expensive full-page ad space in the most prominent western newspapers, Benjamin R. Young reports for NK News .

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Nanaimo Daily News

Ex NFL player, foreign pro wrestlers take ring antics to the streets of Pyongyang

North Koreans watch as former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp pulls on a rope attached to a bus on the sidelines of a pro wrestling exhibition Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Peter Blum Gallery Presents Chris Marker: Koreans, 9/4

Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Chris Marker: Koreans . Chris Marker was one of the last journalists who had the unique opportunity to travel and explore North Korea freely in 1957.

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Weekday Magazine

Newspaper Reports Senior North Korean Official Defects To Russia

A South Korean newspaper reports that a high-ranking North Korean official who managed leader Kim Jong Un's personal finances has defected to Russia.

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Korean News

Only Victory and Glory Will Always Be Set in Store for Korean Youth: Rodong Sinmun

Rodong Sinmun Thursday in an editorial on the Youth Day sends greetings to millions of young Korean people who are enjoying their worthwhile lives in the posts for defending the country and the work sites for building a thriving nation.

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Xinhuanet

DPRK appoints new ambassador to Russia

A former vice foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been appointed as new ambassador to Russia.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Korea Herald

Art blossoms in heavily fortified area

Mount Soisan, a lowly hill just tens of meters across from a three-story building constructed by North Korea in 1946 as the Communist Party Headquarters, had a U.S. Army barrack and several secret bunkers that were used during the Korean War .

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Daily Mail

RAC mechanic crushed by Jaguar he was working on is saved by rugby...

The moment police shoot 'Cops' crew member dead as they 'tried to show off for the cameras' by taking robber down in hail of bullets 'I wonder who she bl*w this time': Katie Couric's bitchy aside after bitter rival Diane Sawyer beat her to land an interview, revealed in tell-all book Diane Sawyer signs off anchor of ABC's World News and thanks her ... (more)

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The Globe and Mail

Canadian couple detained in China were spies disguised as 'ordinary citizens': state media

Kevin Garratt, Julia Dawn Garratt, Hannah Garratt and Simeon Garratt are shown in an undated handout photo.

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The Baltimore Sun

Former North Korean detainee, 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Office' actors among upcoming JHU speakers

Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the hiker whose accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall.

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Reuters

Obama's friend Pras Michel heads to North Korea for wrestling match

American rapper Pras Michel, who topped the charts in the 1990s with his band the 'Fugees', and is a friend of President Barack Obama, heads to North Korea on Friday to watch a wrestling match hosted by a Japanese politician and former pro wrestler.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam recalls N.Korean food supplement citing heavy metals

A box of Angung Uhwang Hwan, a North Korean food supplement, on display at a showroom in Hanoi and was pulled off the market after being found to contain dangerous levels of heavy metals.

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