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Korea’s plastic surgery boom’s victims: dodgy doctors and botched jobs

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Kim Bok-soon disliked her nose and fantasized about getting it fixed after learning of the Korean superstition that an upturned nose makes it harder to hold on to riches. [...]
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N Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s quarantine of arriving foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation’s largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, [...]
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N. Korea denies role in smartphone hacking in South

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s state media on Monday blasted South Korea’s spy agency for alleging Pyongyang hacked tens of thousands of smartphones in the South using malware [...]
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In N Korea, fear takes hold over new foreign threat: Ebola

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

World’s toughest measures against the disease have been imposed in a country far from west Africa, and with few tourists Young children sit on the laps of medical [...]
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Why Is N Korea Freaked Out About The Threat Of Ebola?

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

North Korea has a number of serious public health woes: malnutrition, tuberculosis and cardiovascular disease, just to name a few. Ebola isn’t one of them. The disease [...]
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N Korea reportedly blocks Facebook and Twitter

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | PCworld | 6:00 AM

North Korean authorities have reportedly blocked access to Facebook and Twitter for the few people in the country with open Internet access. The move came into effect earlier [...]
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N Korea’s Nuclear Shadow

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Project-syndicate | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s recent announcement that it will not allow any foreign tourists to cross its borders, in order to protect itself from Ebola, evoked chuckles around the [...]
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Will N Korea ever use its nuclear weapons?

Will N Korea ever use its nuclear weapons?

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

A senior US general claimed last week that North Korea has the expertise to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile – although he added that [...]
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Reporter Takes Rare N Korea Road Trip

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Wbur | 6:00 AM

The Associated Press’s bureau chief in North Korea has taken a road trip outside of the capital Pyongyang, to a mountain that North Korea hopes tourists will visit. [...]
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Uganda-N Korea Ties Grow Amid Democracy Doubts

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Abcnews | 6:00 AM

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its [...]
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Kim Jong Un Takes Charge of N Korean Flight Drill

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Nbcnews | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong Un took charge of a flight drill conducted by North Korea’s air force Thursday and praised the pilots for demonstrating the “high art of aviation,” [...]
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N Korea’s reaction to Ebola makes fears of a zombie apocalypse look rational

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Turns out North Korea wasn’t kidding about protecting itself from Ebola. Kim Jong Un’s regime is not taking any chances when it comes to keeping out the virus [...]
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EU confirms N Korea invite for rights visit

EU confirms N Korea invite for rights visit

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU’s special representative for human rights to visit, which would be a significant step [...]
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American detained in N Korea said he wanted to help Christians

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The American detained by North Korea knew he risked jail by leaving a Bible behind at a club and was not abused during his nearly half year detention in the state often [...]
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Kuroda’s Easing in Japan Seen Adding to Pressure on Korea’s Lee

03-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan’s surprise decision to ease monetary policy further may increase pressure on South Korea’s central bank to cut its benchmark interest rate [...]
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