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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN panel told NKorea regime to blame for deadly famine

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 10:56am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... in the famine, which he said began before the 1995 floods Pyongyang blamed for the catastrophe. He said after aid flowed in, the North reduced its commercial imports of food. If North Korea had spent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1345156/un-panel-told-nkorea-regime-blame-deadly-famine
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Typhoon Bolaven makes landfall in N Korea

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 11:01am

    ... and causing blackouts in a country already struggling to rebuild from earlier flooding. Big rainstorms often mean catastrophe in North Korea because of poor drainage, deforestation and decrepit ... slightly flooded streets, spraying people on crowded sidewalks. Typhoon Bolaven began pummeling the North late on Tuesday, on the country’s first Youth Day since new leader Kim Jong Un took over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1025231/typhoon-bolaven-makes-landfall-n-korea
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang glitters but most of North Korea still dark

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 03:12pm by Associated Press

    ... the country. A mother huddles over a child as she sits shivering by the side of the road. Barefoot boys in a village destroyed by floods scamper about dressed in little more than underwear. Sharp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1225259/pyongyang-glitters-most-north-korea-still-dark
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    N Korea to hold rare second parliament session

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 10:09am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... much of the arms trade that had been a rare source of hard currency. Drought and widespread flooding this year are believed to have hit the North’s farm production hard, possibly cutting grain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1029947/n-korea-hold-rare-second-parliament-session
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    N Korea, Japan hold first direct talks since 2008

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 11:24am

    ... half of the 20th century and treatment of ethnic Koreans in Japan. Heavily militarised and largely impoverished North Korea, prone to damage from natural disasters such as flooding due to poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1025254/n-korea-japan-hold-first-direct-talks-2008

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