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Eight things people get wrong about North Korea

last modified Mar 08, 2016 10:29 AM

For one of the world's most secret societies, there is a constant stream of news about North Korea. There's been a lot of noise surrounding its nuclear programme because leader Kim Jong-un says his country's weapons should be ready to use "at any time". So is that true? And what of all the other claims about enforced haircuts and unicorns?

Dr John Nilsson-Wright, University Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations, writes for the BBC's Newsbeat to sort out the fact from the fiction.

 

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