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29 Nov
In 1977, 13-year-old Megumi Yokota vanished from the Japanese coastal city of Niigata on her way home from school. Twenty-five years later, North Korea admitted that its agents had snatched her away, along with 12 other Japanese citizens, in order to train its spies.
11 Oct
In the 1970s and 1980s, North Korea organised a kidnapping campaign in "enemy" countries. As one of its closest neighbours, Japan became a prime target. The programme, decided at the highest level of the Communist state, was likely intended to train North Korean spies in foreign languages and customs.
27 Feb 2021
A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep. A South Korean TV station has released CCTV footage of a North Korean defector in South Korea on 16 February before he was caught. The man, reportedly in his 20s, landed north of the town of Goseong on the east coast. The North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders and was caught only after apparently falling asleep.
24 Oct 2020
Since taking power, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has endeavored to portray the country as a progressive, cosmopolitan nation. But in reality, it remains a repressive autocracy.
14 Oct 2020
Often seen grinning at a missile launch or in command of lengthy official meetings, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered a glimpse of a different image: emotional and apologetic. At a weekend military parade where he showed off Pyongyang's latest and largest intercontinental ballistic missiles, Kim's voice trembled momentarily.
10 May 2020
In this exclusive 35-minute documentary, we expose a massive and unknown fish smuggling and supply network in the Pacific Ocean. Every year, an armada of North Korean ghost ships invade the waters of the Russian Far East and Japan. From Vladivostok to North Korea, via China, our reporter Elena Volochine investigated the illegal fishing networks of the world's most secretive country, North Korea.
4 May 2020
North Korean state media has released footage of the secretive Supreme Leader. Media speculation about his health grew when he failed to show up to his late grandfather's birthday celebrations.
3 Jan 2020
North Korean state television broadcasts a video of Kim Jong Un riding a white horse in a forest at Mount Paektu.
13 Jul 2019
North Koreans who escape from their impoverished country often struggle in the South from a lack of basic knowledge. Wooridul School in Seoul is a special-purpose academy which offers defectors free education.
4 May 2019
A woman charged with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been released from prison. She had been in custody for two years before charges against her were dropped.
11 Mar 2019
Malaysian prosecutors have dropped charges against the 26-year-old accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2017. Her co-accused is still on trial.
9 Jan 2019
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the fourth time in less than a year. The visit to Beijing comes as denuclearization talks with the US have stalled.

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