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  • North Korea gears up for lavish anniversary celebration story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 8:36 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - With the international media, foreign guests and ethnic Koreans from around the region descending on their capital, North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to put the finishing touches on one of the few things their country wants the whole world to see - a lavish celebration and military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the nation's ruling party.

  • As Pyongyang readies grand show, rural life still a struggle story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 11:47 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - While North Korea prepares a big show to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, the daily struggles of life outside the capital - such as finding clean running water and putting nutritious food on the table year-round - pose a harsh, but largely unseen, contrast to the grand celebrations the world will see Oct. 10.

  • North Korean kids join Russian class to promote friendship 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 3:46 pm

    KHABAROVSK, Russia - Inside a fourth-grade classroom in Russia's Far East, there is something unusual among the standard collection of posters, books and backpacks: Portraits of two former North Korean leaders hang side-by-side with a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin.