- North Korea deports Australian missionary Updated: Mar-02-14 11:56 pm
- Far from Sochi, North Koreans hone skiing skills Updated: Feb-23-14 4:08 am
BEIJING - North Korea on Monday deported an Australian missionary detained for spreading Christianity in the country, saying he apologized for his anti-state religious acts and requested forgiveness.
MASIK PASS, North Korea - For North Korean skiers, Sochi was a distant dream. The country didn't send a single athlete to the Winter Olympics and has never won a downhill medal. But as the rest of the world watches this year's Olympic pageant wrap up in Russia, North Koreans are flocking to the slopes of a lavish new ski resort all their own - and many have a gold medal in mind four years from now, when the winter games will be held in South Korea.