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North Korea Has a Hard Time Getting One Up

North Korea was pretty proud of itself earlier this month when it was able to perform four times in a single day. But much of that enthusiasm has waned overnight as North Korea has found it hard to get one up. Read More >>

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YouTube Bans North Korea’s Propaganda Channel

YouTube recently blocked the channel of North Korean state television, due to American sanctions on the country. The ban could be a big blow to the country’s propaganda efforts—as well as those researching them. Read More >>

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Kim Jong Un Gets New Mean Nickname After Chinese Censors Block Fat Jokes

An attempt at silencing critics of North Korea instead showcased the adaptability of written Chinese when internet users in China found a clever workaround for a banned nickname for Kim Jong Un. Read More >>

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North Koreans Still Don’t Know That Donald Trump Won the American Election

You would think by now that literally everyone on Earth has heard the horrifying news that Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States. Even if you haven't switched on the news or looked at your phone, the shrieks of sheer horror coming from everyone are surely loud enough to make you realise that something is up. Read More >>

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North Korea’s Zoo Chimp Smokes a Pack a Day Because Life Is Cruel and People Are Terrible

Nineteen-year-old Azalea, a chimp who’s probably as smart as your kid, has to live in North Korea’s Central Zoo in Pyongyang. But that’s not why she’s smoking a pack a day. It’s because some arsehole trained her to use a lighter, to puff smoke, and then bow and dance for delighted families all day. Read More >>

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Do You Want to Go and Work in North Korea*?

Are you tired of Western decadence? Tired of the imperialistic capitalist culture forced on us by America? Do you wish you could live in a place where life is hard, and those in power are always watching to keep you in line? Well good news! There's a job opening in North Korea. Read More >>

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Model F-16 Jet Buzzes North Korean Air Show

A US F-16 was spotted over North Korea this weekend, but it wasn't on a mission to start WWIII. It was a jet-powered model of the American fighter plane, flown at an air show in the country. Read More >>

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North Korea’s Internet Only Has 28 Websites But Aren’t They Cute?

North Korea is something of a locked box to the rest of the world, and even one of the handiest apparatuses through which you can glimpse cultural habits — the internet — is largely inaccessible to anyone outside the country. Thanks to what appears to be an accidental reveal, however, we can now peek inside North Korea’s internet tubes. Read More >>

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North Korea Asks for Help in Wake of its Devastating Flood

In a rare admission that life isn’t paradise within its borders, North Korea is asking for international aid in wake of devastating floods that state media claims to have impacted tens of thousands of people. Information released Sunday by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs confirms that North Korea is dealing with a big natural disaster. Read More >>

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North Korea May Have Just Tested its Biggest Nuke Yet

According to the US Geological Survey, a 5.3 magnitude “explosion” has been detected in North Korea near the country’s only known nuclear test site. North Korea has claimed to have tested nuclear weapons after similar seismic activity in recent years, but none as large as this event. Read More >>

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North Korea Has Supposedly Banned Sarcasm

North Korea is already well known as the most repressive regime on Earth - and now having already locked up dissidents and freethinkers, it is going after the lowest form of wit: Sarcasm. Read More >>

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North Korea is Blasting Missiles at Japan from Submarines Now

North Korea's set off another one of its alarmist fireworks, with defence experts saying it's fired a missile from a submarine that managed to fly over 300 miles and landed in waters administered by Japan. Read More >>

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‘Manbang and Chill?’ is How to Get Down and Dirty in North Korea

Your phone buzzes in your pocket. The name drifting across the top of your screen? Kim Sexy Hair Mob. Your heart skips a beat, your stomach clenches and that familiar burning sensation creeps around your cockles. With a trembling finger, you tap the notification: Read More >>

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North Korea’s Netflix Knockoff Will Stream On-Demand Propaganda 

The North Korean government has made a habit of ripping off western technology products. Back in 2013, Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian regime made a state-sponsored Android phone ripoff, followed by a Mac OS X ripoff in 2015. Now, it appears that North Korea wants a piece of streaming video. Read More >>

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Popular YouTuber Creates Propaganda Music Video for North Korea

I’ve seen a lot of disgusting things in my years on the internet, but this video takes the cake. Read More >>