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North Korean Sentenced to Death for Smuggling Squid Game

North Korea banned South Korea’s international hit TV show Squid Game, but it still became popular with North Koreans thanks to bootleg video. Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Tuesday that the communist regime sentenced a man to death for smuggling USB flash drives containing Squid Game episodes into North Korea.

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North Korea: Eating Swans Cures Cancer

Communist propaganda in North Korea is touting the consumption of black swan meat, claiming it contains “anti-carcinogenic materials,” as the nation’s severe food shortages threaten to trigger an outright famine, the South China Morning Post reported on Wednesday.

Black Swan (Don Sniegowski/Flikr) Insert: This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. (STR/AFP via …

Pakistan Eulogizes Nuclear Proliferator AQ Khan as ‘National Icon’

Nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan died in a Pakistani military hospital on Sunday at the age of 85, apparently a victim of the Wuhan coronavirus or one of its comorbidities. He was celebrated by Prime Minister Imran Khan as a “national hero” for turning Pakistan into a “nuclear weapon state.” Left unmentioned in the PM’s eulogy was AQ Khan’s role as a dangerous proliferator who sold nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea, and Libya.

Supporters and officials gather around an ambulance carrying the coffin of the late Pakistan's nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan for his funeral outside the Faisal Mosque following his death in Islamabad on October 10, 2021. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

North Korea Claims Successful Test of Hypersonic Missile

North Korea state media claimed on Wednesday that a hypersonic nuclear-capable missile was successfully tested on Tuesday. The provocative Tuesday test-launch into the Sea of Japan was previously described by U.S., Japanese, and South Korean officials as a short-range ballistic missile.

A woman walks past a television screen showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch at a railway station in Seoul on February 12, 2017. North Korea fired a ballistic missile on February 12 in an apparent provocation to test the response from new US President Donald Trump, the South …

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile into Sea of Japan

North Korea apparently launched a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, its third provocative test of banned missiles in the past month. The North Korean regime insisted the weapons tests were an appropriate response to the “hostile policy” of the United States and South Korea.

People watch a television news broadcast showing file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on September 28, 2021, after North Korea fired an 'unidentified projectile' into the sea off its east coast according to the South's military. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) …

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles at Japan

North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, violating U.N. Security Council resolutions and drawing a sharp condemnation from the Japanese government. The provocative launch suggested tensions are rising on the Korean peninsula again after a relatively peaceful interlude during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

Japan Defense Paper This Aug. 24, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government, shows the test firing of an unspecified missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Japan has raised its caution level of Pyongyang’s missile capability in a defense paper, saying North Korea has miniaturized nuclear …