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2008-10-05 09:00:07

North Korea's state news agency reported a public appearance by reclusive leader Kim Jong Il for the first time in nearly two months, an absence that prompted speculation he was seriously ill. Kim watched a university soccer game, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.

2008-10-05 06:00:06

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S. Korea Yet To Verify N. Korean Leader's Reappearance"] Seoul, Oct.

2008-10-04 12:00:03

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, Oct. 4 Kyodo - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il attended a soccer match at a university in Pyongyang, the country's official media reported Saturday, marking his first public appearance since Aug. 14.

2008-10-04 12:00:03

Text of report by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Comrade Kim Jong Il Watches a Football Match by University Students on the Occasion of the 62d Founding Anniversary of Kim Il Sung University"] Great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence commission, watched a football game of university students on the occasion of the 62d founding anniversary of the Kim Il Sung University, which is the...

2008-10-01 06:00:38

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Music And Dance Performance Given"] Pyongyang, October 1 (KCNA) - A music and dance performance was given by artistes of the Ryanggang Provincial Art Troupe at the Taehongdan County Cultural Hall on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong-il's famous work "On Bringing about a Signal Turn in Potato Farming".

2008-09-07 09:00:09

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Celebrations Of 60th Birthday Of Dprk Go On"] Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) - Celebrations of the 60th birthday of the DPRK are going on in the DPRK.

2008-09-05 09:00:23

Film festival begins in DPRK to mark national day PYONGYANG, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- A 10-day film festival marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) kicked off Thursday, the official KCNA news agency reported.

2008-07-26 12:00:39

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) - Women's union members' celebration of the Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War titled "July 27, the Day of Victory, Will Last Forever under the Guidance of the songun [military-first] Illustrious Commander of Mt.

2006-08-11 02:58:23

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The king of the summer movie box office is none other than North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, or at least that is what the communist state's official media has been saying this week.

2006-06-18 08:10:32

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan warned North Korea on Sunday of "a harsh response" from Tokyo and Washington if it went ahead with the launch of a long-range missile.

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