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N. Korea buys more riot gear from China: report

SEOUL — North Korea has created a special police squad and bought large amounts of riot gear from China in apparent preparation for any disturbances similar to those in the Middle East, a report said Tuesday. South Korea’s Yonhap news … Continue reading

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Tanks ‘deployed around Kim Jong Il residences’

SEOUL – North Korea has deployed tanks around its leader Kim Jong Il’s houses in Pyongyang to ward off a possible revolt amid continued unrest in the Middle East, Yonhap News reported yesterday, citing a lawmaker who asked not to … Continue reading

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N. Koreans protest over power cuts: report

SEOUL — Scores of North Koreans have staged a rare public protest against power cuts and food shortages, a South Korean newspaper reported Wednesday. “We can’t live! Give us light! Give us rice!” the protesters shouted, according to Chosun Ilbo … Continue reading

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