Almost 100 percent turnout in North Korea local polls

 North Korea`s first local elections since "supreme leader" Kim Jong-un took control in December 2011 were held over the weekend and saw a 99.97 percent turnout, a media report said on Monday.

North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years
North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years

North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister reappears after 47 days

 Kim Yo-jong, younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, reappeared in state media on Friday after a 47-day absence during which, according to South Korean experts, she may have given birth to a baby, Efe news agency reported.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un hails `miracle` missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent test of a submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) -- which was viewed with wary scepticism outside the reclusive state -- as a miraculous leap forward.

Kim Jong-Un loses temper with terrapin farm workers

Workers at a North Korean terrapin farm probably wished they could withdraw into their protective shells Tuesday, after a visit from leader Kim Jong-Un who lambasted operations at the facility.

North Korea detains US citizen: KCNA

North Korea has detained a US citizen for "rash behaviour" while passing through immigration, the official KCNA news agency said Friday as President Barack Obama started a two-day visit to South Korea.

No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

South Korea`s devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception.

South Korea finds `drone` suspected from N Korea: Army

South Korean military said on Sunday it had found an unidentified "drone" suspected to have flown from North Korea, following the discovery of two similar objects near the border in recent weeks.

North Korea rewards athletes with luxury apartments

"Happy laughter" drifted from deluxe new apartments in North Korea on Friday after some of the country`s top athletes were rewarded for their performances in international competitions.

Reforms on mind, North Korean Parliament meets for second time

North Korea`s parliament passed a law today adding one more year to compulsory education in the socialist nation.