THE LATEST NORTH KOREA NEWS FROM MAILONLINE
China policy makers 'are discussing how to remove Kim Jong-un as North Korean leader' as satellite images reveal the rogue state is preparing a SIXTH nuclear test
They are also discussing supporting surgical strikes on the rogue state, said Chinese professor Zhe Sun at a security forum in Washington. Images of the nuclear test site show increased activity.
Six schoolchildren drown along with seven staff when teachers order them to return to their classroom to save portraits of Kim Jong-il as it is hit by floodwaters
The school's vice-principle 'feared punishment' for not protecting the pictures. The tragedy happened in August after storms in North Korea left 133 dead and 395 missing.
Gary Johnson has another 'Aleppo moment' as he insists he knows the name of North Korea's dictator – but won't say it
Johnson was asked if he knew the name of North Korea's dictator. ‘I do,’ he replied. But he did not say Kim Jong Un. ‘You want me to name,’ he said, ‘Really.’
North Korea vows to attack the US with a 'merciless nuclear strike of justice' if America stages a pre-emptive assault
Kim Jong-un's state newspaper condemned recent joint tests conducted by Seoul and Washington in the East Sea, and warned that North Korea was ready to retaliate.
South Korea's president is labelled an 'impudent bi**h' by Kim Jong-un's state media for offering a new life to those who defect from the North
President Park Guen-hye had previously urged citizens in North Korea to move to the 'bosom of freedom' in the South, prompting an angry response from North Korea's state media.
'They said Kim Il Sung visited a farm and the rice grew 300 per cent faster after': Tourist reveals all about his bizarre holiday in North Korea
The Chinese tourist went on a five-day tour of North Korea. He said even tourists have to bow to statues of Kim Jong-un or face arrest and that the press constantly issue fake stories about North Korea.
North Korea sees a surge in deformed babies and radiation deaths as Kim Jong-un's nuclear bomb tests claim their first lives – his own people
North Korea has reportedly seen a surge in incurable diseases and radiation deaths after it carried out its fifth nuclear test.
Hole in Un: South Korea is to base its anti-nuke rockets at a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course after threats of attack from North Korean leader
South Korea's Defense Ministry announced the high-tech defence system would be stationed at the Skyhill Country Club in a bid to warn off the North Korean despot.
You don’t get that on the Northern Line! Commuters in North Korea are greeted by cheerleaders to give their day a boost as they step off the Underground
Women's League units in North Korea are appearing at Underground stations across Pyongyang waving red flags and dancing to patriotic music in a drive to boost workers' productivity in the secretive state.
South Korea confirms it has a plan in place to target Kim Jong-un - called the Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation - in case he plans a nuclear strike
The plan, called the Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation, would 'directly target' key North Korean sites and the country's leadership, if any sign of a nuclear strike on South Korea was detected.
US and South Korea will conduct a mock attack on a nuclear facility... as Kim Jong-un prepares for another nuke test
The two countries are to carry out the joint exercise in Alaska next month and use GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition, a kit that converts bombs that free-fall from planes into guided munitions.
North Korea ‘accidentally’ allows people in the West to access its online propaganda - and reveals it only has 28 websites
North Korea's 28 websites were leaked yesterday after a glitch by the country's systems administrators meant the web addresses were published and people were able to access them.
We’ve launched another Un! North Korea’s Kim Jong Un laughs excitedly after directing yet another missile test - sparking fresh fears of a long-range weapon strike
The despot oversaw a ground test of a new rocket engine, and called for a satellite launch as soon as possible. Kim Jong Un expressed 'great satisfaction' with the test, at Sohae Space Center.
'I lived on the streets and ate bark and snakes to survive': Extraordinary story of boy, 12, who is one of youngest people to escape North Korea
A North Korean defector has told how he was forced to eat snakes and the bark from trees to live after his family fell foul of the country's crazed leader. Sungju Lee now studies in Britain.
'It's like a prison!': North Korea's most luxurious hotel is slammed by tourists on TripAdvisor... despite having a rating of SIX-STARS
The Ryanggang Hotel in Pyongyang - which is described by locals as a 'first class' establishment - has received negative reviews on TripAdvisor , with guests describing it as 'dirty,cold and hideous'.
North Korea airs Saturday Night Live-style sketch show mocking Barack Obama... and the jokes are as awful as you think they are
The sketch show, which is thought to have been broadcast earlier this month, is the 11th comedy programme of its kind to be shown in North Korea and poked fun at both the U.S. and South Korea.
North Korea holds mass rally to celebrate nuclear missile test amid fears Kim Jong-Un has enough uranium to make 20 nukes THIS YEAR
The epic gathering, in North Korea's capital Pyongyang, featured tens of thousands of civilians and military personnel gazing up at their leaders who were watching on from a balcony.
Kim Jong-un grins as he visits farm, despite disastrous floods leaving tens of thousands in desperate need of aid across North Korea
Pictures released today show the despot cheerfully surveying varieties of corn and rice grown on a state-run farm - despite 140,000 North Korean citizens being in 'urgent need of assistance' due to floods.
U.S. shows off military muscle by flying B-1B bombers over South Korea in a show of force against North Korea following its latest nuclear test
The United States on Tuesday sent nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test.
North Korea ready for another nuclear test 'at any time' as Seoul plans to blast deafening 'K-pop' girl band music over the border to 'annoy' its enemy
Officials in Seoul say South Korea's military has been placed on full combat readiness to respond to 'further nuclear tests, ballistic missile launches or land provocation' by the North.
Kim Jong Fun! Internet reacts to tubby North Korean dictator's latest nuke test by mocking him with hilarious memes
For North Korean propagandists, the news the country had carried out a nuclear test was a glorious confirmation of Kim Jong-Un's might. But internet users were quick to mock the tubby tyrant.
Trump calls North Korea nuke test another 'massive' failure by Hillary Clinton – and calls it the fourth nuke test 'since she became Secretary of State'
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign says Friday's North Korean nuclear test revealed the 'calamitous diplomatic failure' of Hillary Clinton.
North Korea blows up its biggest-ever nuke: Kim Jong Un taunts Obama by detonating his second atom bomb this year - just hours after the President leaves Asia
US, European and Chinese monitoring agencies are reporting a 5.0-5.3-magnitude quake near North Korea's nuclear test site amid fears it has conducted its second nuclear test this year.
The reality of North Korean 'equality': Kim's chauffeur-driven cronies travel alongside worn-out trams and PLANTS dedicated to his family get five-star treatment as people live in squalor
Images taken in the North Korean capital Pyongyang show how high ranking officials drive around in gleaming Audis while ordinary workers have to struggle around the city on bicycles.
Satire towards the leader's regime 'will not be forgiven' according to a source, who said mass meetings have been arranged by central government authorities to issue warnings on citizens' everyday conversations.
EXCLUSIVE: American student kidnapped by Kim Jong Un 'was arrested in China for helping North Korean refugees escape oppressive country'
David Sneddon's family claim that Japanese experts reported four years ago that he was arrested in 2004 in China and later handed over to North Korea officials after helping refugees.
Is this proof that China is arming North Korea? Missiles launched by the rogue state are exactly the same as Chinese weapons, says ex-US defence chief
Images of the Rogon missiles (pictured) launched into the sea near Japan today show that they look remarkably similar to Chinese JL-1 weapons, according to Dr Bruce Bechtol.
North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles off east coast in show of force timed to coincide with G-20 summit in China'
The missiles were fired from a western region south of the capital Pyongyang, just after noon local time (0300 GMT), South Korea's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
North Korea trains its elite soldiers to use 'nuclear backpacks' as individual bombs as it emerges Kim Jong Un wants to build a 3,000 tonne submarine
Troops from North Korea's People's Army will be trained to enter enemy territory and, in the event of war, unleash their own nuclear bomb.
Kim Jong-un uses an anti-aircraft gun to execute one high-ranking official for SLEEPING in a meeting and another for coming up with his own idea
Ri Yong Jin was executed after he dozed off in a meeting addressed by Kim Jong-un, while former agriculture minister Hwang Min made a policy suggestion which was seen as undermining Kim.
Kim Jong and his legi-Un of fans: Despot is worshiped by 150,000 North Korean teenagers at youth league mass rally
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was worshipped by almost 150,000 adoring teenagers who had filled the world's largest stadium for a youth league mass rally in the country's capital, Pyongyang.
Mother who defected to South Korea wants to go BACK to be with her family in the impoverished North - but the authorities won't let her leave
Kim Ryen-hi, 46, fled from North Korea to South Korea via China and Thailand five years ago. But she does not consider herself a defector and now wants to go back to her family in Pyongyang.
North Korea threatens to shoot the floodlights used by 'provocative' American and South Korea troops at DMZ truce village
North Korea threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by 'provocative' American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.
Inside the fall of Nixon: Newly released CIA documents reveal the turmoil of Watergate, North Korea's delight in the end of America's 'Wicked Boss' and what the USSR really thought of the disgraced President
A 1973 brief said Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev had 'voiced suspicions that opponents of Soviet-U.S. accommodation are trying to exploit Watergate', according to newly declassified documents.
America and the Pacific are 'within striking range' of North Korea, declares Kim Jong-un as he hails submarine-launched ballistic missile test the 'greatest success'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hailed yesterday's submarine-launched missile test as the 'greatest success' and said the U.S. mainland was now 'within striking range'.
North Korea has fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan, the latest in a string of missile launches in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.
The big draw to visitors at North Korea's newly renovated zoo are not the lions, tigers or bears - but the 'dog pavilion' next to the hippopotamus pen and the reptile house.
North Korea is accused of laying fresh landmines on its side of the border with South Korea, following a spate of high-profile defections
The American-led UN Command in South Korea said Pyongyang had planted the explosives devices near a truce village inside the Demilitarised Zone that divides the two countries.
How North Korean assassination squad hid in graves covered in bones as training to kill the South Korean president – and could strike again at defectors from Kim Jong-un's regime
The unit was created in 1967 with one aim, to murder the president at the time, Park Chung-hee, but it’s thought the squad could be deployed by Kim Jong-un to kill defectors.
North Korea threatens nuclear strike that will leave US and South Korean armies in a 'heap of ashes' as they stage joint military exercises
The US and South Korea insist the drills - which involves around 50,000 Korean and 25,000 US soldiers - are purely defensive in nature, but Pyongyang views them as being provocative.
Manbang and chill? Kim Jong-un launches North Korean Netflix-style service with a rather unfortunate sounding name
Kim Jong-un has launched a new TV on demand service in North Korea using a set top box called 'Manbang', which according to his officials means 'every direction' or 'everywhere'.
Kim Jong GONE! North Korean money man 'steals $400m of the despot's cash and seeks asylum in the West'
South Korean media claim the un-named official and his family, who have been living in the west for 20 years, have defected along with a $400 million foreign currency slush fund owned by Kim Jong-un.
Wonder where he's from? Kim Jong-un lookalike proudly waves the North Korean flag to show his support for athletes in Rio
The impersonator posed in the stands before the evening session at the Rio Olympics began. He even adopted Jong-un's trademark swept back undercut hair style and his black two-piece army suit.
North Korea warns it will destroy US military bases in the Asian region if American forces 'take an insane step'
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has warned the United States he is closely watching for any signs of aggression and would respond by wiping out their bases across the Pacific.
North Korean ambassador who fled UK embassy to defect to Seoul was ‘sick and tired’ of the Kim Jong-un regime… and having to pay London’s Congestion Charge
Thae Yong-Ho, the number two at the North Korean embassy in Britain, is one of the highest ranking diplomats ever to defect to the South.
UK travel vlogger criticised worldwide for North Korea video that ignored humanitarian offences denies he was paid by Pyongyang and says he just wanted to ‘stay positive’
Louis Cole, better known as Fun For Louis, from Surrey sparked controversy after he uploaded a series of vlogs to YouTube documenting his week spent in the secretive state.
North Korea says it has resumed plutonium production and claims they will not stop nuclear test while the U.S. continues to 'threaten them'
The secretive state's Atomic Energy Insitutue say they have restarted producing plutonium and highly enriched uranium necessary for for nuclear arms and power 'as scheduled.'
Tennis-loving North Korean diplomat quits the country's bizarre semi-detached embassy in west London to defect to Kim Jong Un's hated rivals South Korea
The unnamed diplomat, who worked at the west London semi-detached embassy of the world's most oppressive regime, is now said to be missing having left his wife and children.
Is this the saddest gold medallist at the Games? North Korean gymnast looks unhappy and fights back tears on the podium as he prepares to return to secretive state
North Korean gymnast Ri Se-Gwang seemed to be fighting back tears as he held up his gold medal atop the Olympic podium in Rio, after claiming victory in the men's vault event.
There are no advertisements, billboards or little coffee shops - nothing distracts from these striking buildings’ – Photographer’s stunning portraits of North Korea’s rarely-seen capital show why it would be the perfect film set
The intricate details of North Korean design have been revealed in a fascinating series of photos by French photographer Raphael Olivier during an architecture tour in July.
Kim Jong-un labels DOG MEAT a 'superfood' in a bid to encourage starving North Koreans to eat it... and advises them to beat the animals to death to improve the taste
North Korea, which is ruled by tyrant Kim Jong-un, is encouraging its population to eat more dog meat by suggesting it contains more vitamins than chicken, beef, pork and duck.
'This is one of the best beers': Inside North Korea's first drinking festival where visitors are serenaded by patriotic songs alongside their lagers
Intriguing video footage from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on Friday shows the country's first ever beer festival. The event reportedly drew over 800 residents, tourists, and foreign guests.
Better not let Kim Jong-un see your pictures! North and South Korean gymnasts put politics aside to take a selfie together
This adorable photograph shows South Korean gymnast Lee Eun Ju taking a selfie with 2008 Olympic vault champion and 2014 world champion Hong Un Jong of North Korea.
From bowing to statues to running marathons: A travel blogger reveals what it’s really like to be a tourist in North Korea
North Korea is often seen as one of the most mysterious places in the world to visit as it's so closed off to the outside world. But Jacob Laukaitis has revealed what it's like to travel there.
Un small step for man... Un giant leap for Pyongyang: Kim Jong Un orders his generals to land on the moon within the next 10 years
Kim Jong Un has reportedly ordered space officials in North Korea to put a plan into place that will see them put more advanced satellites into orbit and even attempt a moon landing.
North Korea fires ballistic missile into the sea just 155 miles from Japan after threatening 'physical action' over US rocket deal with Seoul
North Korea launched two Rodong intermediate-range rockets at the same time, but one exploded on take-off while the other landed in the sea 155 miles off the north of Japan.
Buoy is he happy! Cheery North Korean despot Kim Jong-Un beams as he tours a fishing tackle factory in the crisis-hit Communist state
Undated photos have been released of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un smiling as he strolls around a newly-built fishing tackle factory in the country's capital, Pyongyang.
North Korea publicly 'executes' six officials in front of their families after they were blamed for allowing 13 workers to flee to the South
Six North Korean officials were killed following the defection of 13 workers at a North Korean-run restaurant in China. They had been responsible for the group that fled to the South.
Stop picking Un him! North Korean diplomat says US has 'crossed the red line' and declared war by putting Kim on list of 'sanctioned individuals'
Han Song Ryol (pictured) North Korea's top diplomat for US affairs has said that Washington has 'crossed the red' line and effectively declared war by putting Kim Jong-un on its list of sanctioned individuals.
The North Korean is understood to be a member of a delegation that attended a maths olympiad at a Hong Kong university two weeks ago.
US to deploy advanced missiles in South Korea as North says latest American sanctions against Kim Jong-un are 'a declaration of war'
The joint defence system coined by the U.S. and South Korea is to ensure security after missiles were launched by North Korea and sanctions were made against its leader for human rights abuse.
Kim Jong-Un warns his rockets can hit 'American b******s' in the Pacific as he oversees North Korea's latest missile tests
After a string of failures in recent months, North Korea tested two Musudan missiles with a range of up to 2,500 miles on Wednesday, one of which flew 250 miles into the Sea of Japan.
What US sanctions? Kim Jong-un laughs like a Bond villian as North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile
A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile which 'fell into the sea' during a botched weapons test. The Pentagon confirmed it tracked what it believed was a KN-11 sub-based missile.
Enjoying a lolly, frolicking among the fountains and braving the rides at the People's Pleasure Park: Fascinating images show North Koreans at play
These are the unusual scenes of citizens in North Korea being able to enjoy themselves at a funfair in the hermit state's capital Pyongyang after being given the day off by Kim Jong-un.
That's a very funny joke boss! North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has his generals in stitches as Supreme Leader visits factory
The Communist dictator was in high spirits amid reports that North Korea's economy has shrunk or that Switzerland has imposed a UN ban on exporting luxury goods to his country.
Secret North Korean nuclear site is discovered hidden inside a mountain and disguised as an airplane parts factory
Kim Jong-un has been accused of developing a top secret uranium enrichment plant inside a hollowed out mountain near the Chinese border in a former aircraft manufacturing plant.
Is Kim sending code to spies in the South? Mystery as North Korean radio broadcasts string of random numbers
The indecipherable announcements, the most recent of which occurred on Friday, echoed Cold War-era tactics used by the North to communicate missions with their spies based in South Korea.
Kim Jong-un confirms the launch of three ballistic missiles was to simulate a nuclear strike on South Korea
North Korea has confirmed the firing of two Scud missiles and a Rodong missile detected by US military were ordered by Kim Jong-un and meant to simulate a nuclear strike on the South.
North Korea parades arrested defector 'who confessed to child abduction plot' as Seoul demands his immediate release
Ko Hyon-Chol, who fled the North in 2013 and was granted South Korean citizenship, wept and buried his head in his hands as he was paraded in front of state media reporters in the capital.
Scientists warn America's missile defence systems have 'no proven capability' to protect against attacks from North Korea and other rogue states
The U.S. missile defense system to counter attacks from rogue states like North Korea has no proven capability to protect the United States, a science advocacy group has warned.
Gotta catch 'em all: South Korean Poké-tourists flock to North Korea border town re-branding itself as the Pokémon GO 'holy land'
South Korean Pokémon GO superfans are trekking to a quiet North Korea border town, where a lucky glitch in the game has allowed them to play the augmented reality game.
'We will reduce them to a sea of fire': North Korea threatens 'physical response' over US anti-missile system deployed in the South
North Korea threatened Monday to take 'physical action' after Washington and Seoul announced they would deploy a sophisticated US anti-missile defence system.
Terrifying moment water cascades through the ceiling of South Korean university library flooding the room and sending panicked students fleeing
Amazing - and frightening - footage captured the moment water burst into Yonsei University library in Seoul causing students to flee. It's allegedly due to North Korea opening a dam on the border.
US freezes Kim Jong-un's assets for human rights abuses and brands North Korea 'among the world's most repressive countries' for executions, torture and forced labor in prison camps
Kim Jong-un has been accused of overseeing systematic human rights abuses and torture in North Korea according to the US State Department that has frozen all his American-based assets.
Living under a dictatorship: Eye-opening images pry open a window into everyday life in North Korea - as America blacklists leader Kim Jong Un for his 'notorious abuses of human rights'
Images have emerged showing the everyday lives of the citizens of Pyongyang, from workers painting warships with no safety equipment to solemn queues of mourners carrying flowers.
Kim Jong-Un warns of the 'dagger of destruction': North Korean despot hails the 'eye opening success' after test-firing a ballistic missile from a submarine
Leader Kim Jong-Un hailed the submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test as an 'eye-opening success', and claimed Pyongyang has the ability to strike Seoul and the US whenever.
'I'll bury my enemies at sea': North Korea launches new missile test as Seoul unveils 'Spartan 3000' special ops unit and warns Kim's threats could turn into nuclear war
Pyongyang fired four short-range rockets or missiles from near the eastern city of Hamhung just before 3.20pm (6.20am GMT) and landed in the East Sea (Sea of Japan).
Is this Kim Jong-un's floating pleasure palace? North Korean dictator's water park 'is spotted on satellite' after chef describes vessel with swimming pool and cabins filled with girls
The luxury barge, based in the North Korean port city of Wonsan, features a giant swimming pool, water slides and cabins filled with girls, it has been claimed.
Ordering more heels?: Chubby dictator Kim Jong-un invites Cuban envoy for 'friendly chats' about tackling US imperialism (and even treated his visitors to two North Korean war movies)
Kim Jong-un met with Salvador Antonio Valdes Mesa, vice-president of the Council of State of Cuba and a special envoy of president Raul Castro and updated him on their mutual fight against the US.