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Kim Jong Il Death

Did N.Korea's 'Dear Leader' Die Of A Temper Tantrum?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

A little more than a year after North Korean state media reported the death of leader Kim Jong Il, reports are circulating new speculations about the ...

N. Korea Displays Deceased Leader, His Yacht And Carriage On Death Anniversary

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea unveiled the embalmed body of Kim Jong Il, still in his trademark khaki jumpsuit, on the anniversary of his...

NKorea Celebrates Kim Jong Il's Death With Rocket Launch

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un solemnly reopened the sprawling, granite mausoleum where his father's body lies in stat...

Kim Jong Il Makes Bears Weep From Grave

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coat flying open, reins in hand, Kim Jong Il is depicted astride a galloping horse in a larger-than-life statue unveil...

Why Good Pundits are So Hard to Find

Matt Bieber | Posted 04.14.2012 | Media
Matt Bieber

Sometimes, media outlets aren't interested in nuanced discourse. And even when they are, there's this second challenge of actually being able to do it.

North Korea To Punish Insincere Mourners

Posted 01.13.2012 | World

You'd better watch out, you'd better cry. You'd better pout, I'm telling you why: North Korea's punishing insincere mourners, according to the Daily N...

Kim Jong Il's Body To Be Put On Display

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Thursday it will enshrine Kim Jong Il's body in the palace housing his father, the national founder, deepe...

What Would A Single Korea Look Like?

AP | By FOSTER KLUG | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- A single, reunified Korea has long been a cherished dream of people on both sides of the world's most heavily fortified border. ...

PHOTOS: Tens Of Thousands Pledge Loyalty To Kim Jong Un In Massive Rally

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Pumping their fists and chanting, tens of thousands of North Koreans packed the snowy main square of the capital Tuesday to ...

A New Era For North Korea?

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM and FOSTER KLUG | Posted 03.03.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's president is urging rival North Korea to use the transition of leadership after Kim Jong Il's death to usher ...

Margaret Cho Reflects On The Weirdness Of Kim Jong Il's Funeral

Margaret Cho | Posted 02.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Margaret Cho

The big photo of Kim Jong Il reminds me of the Chinese funeral processions I witnessed as a child, weaving slowly down Powell Street. There would be a fancy hearse carrying the recently deceased, and the blown-up portrait would be propped on top of the car.

North Korea Vows No Change Despite New Leadership

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea is calling Kim Jong Un "Great Leader" as it hands another of Kim Jong Il's titles t...

The Cinematic Flourishes Of Kim Jong-il's Funeral | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

The grand long shots - cars with flashing lights, giant picture of the Dear Deceased carried like the Ark of the Covenant, jack-boot soldiers - were i...

Kim Jong Il Funeral Held In North Korea

AP | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea declared Kim Jong Il's son and successor "supreme leader" of the ruling party, military and the people duri...

Kim Jong Un Called Head Of Powerful Committee

AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's state media on Monday called Kim Jong Il's heir the head of the ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, ...

Did Pyongyang's Sky Glow Red Before Kim's Death? | Posted 02.21.2012 | Weird News

Weird and wonderful events surrounded the death of Kim Jong Il, according to North Korea's state-run media. The country's official news agency clai...

Kim Jong Il's Myths And Legends

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

Just before North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died, the skies glowed red above sacred Mount Paektu and the impenetrable sheet of ice at the heart of the...

Cuba Reacts To Kim's Death

AP | Posted 02.19.2012 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- The Cuban government has decreed three days of mourning for the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. An official statement read Monday...

American Journalist, Former North Korean Prisoner Responds To Kim Jong Il's Death

Posted 12.20.2011 | Media

Journalists and sisters Laura and Lisa Ling appeared in an exclusive interview on CNN's "AC360" Monday night, to respond to the death of North Korean ...

North Koreans Mourn Death Of Kim Jong Il

AP | RAFAEL WOBER | Posted 02.18.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea prepared to lay longtime ruler Kim Jong Il to rest while the hermit state's official media on Tuesday laude...

Jaweed Kaleem

Will Persecuted Christians Fare Better In A Post-Kim Jong Il North Korea? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion

A day after authorities announced the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, several Christian organizations are calling for prayers for the nation...

Was Kim Jong Il The World's Greatest Golfer?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Sports

On Monday, the Korean Central News Agency reported that longtime leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, had "passed away from great mental and physical s...

Clare Richardson

North Korea's Appalling Human Rights Record | Clare Richardson | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

In the wake of Kim Jong Il's death, public and government reactions to the passing of North Korea's "Dear Leader" have ranged from condolences to star...

Kim Jong Il Dies, Twitter Goes Insane

Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy

Twitter lit up with reactions, political commentary and puns on the word "ill" Sunday night as users learned of the death of Kim Jong Il, the former r...

9 Funniest Kim Jong Il Parodies

Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy

By all accounts, the life of Kim Jong Il was as mysterious as his death. The enigmatic ruler of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea led a seclud...