Revealed: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il "died in fit of rage after being told a major dam had sprung a leak"

Revealed: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il 'died in fit of rage after being told a major dam had sprung a leak'Tyrant ordered 'severe punishments' for those responsible before he diedThe secretive country had announced the leader died from a heart attackThe leaking hydro-electric power plant was a flagship construction project | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 30 December 2012 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il died after flying into a fit of rage when he was told that a major dam project had sprung a leak, it emerged today. The tyrant collapsed during a briefing about a flagship hydro-electric power plant but managed to order 'severe punishments' for those responsible before he died

North Korea photographs by David Guttenfelder

Snapshots from a secret state: Panoramic pictures of North Koreans at work and play give an extraordinary glimpse of everyday life | UPDATED: 16:39 GMT, 22 December 2012 Award-winning photographer David Guttenfelder makes frequent trips to notoriously secretive North Korea trying to capture the country as accurately as possible for outsiders. Here he describes capturing this set of photos which offer a rare glimpse into the everyday life of its citizens..

"Shining son" leader of North Korea rolls out his father"s embalmed body to commemorate anniversary of his death

North Korean leader's embalmed body goes on display ONE YEAR after his death as 'shining son' commemorates anniversary of his deathMourners gathered before statues of Kim Jong-Il and North Korea founder Kim Il-sungNew leader Kim Jong-un attended rally, accompanied by his wife who appeared to be pregnant | UPDATED: 19:38 GMT, 17 December 2012 The embalmed body of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, still in his trademark khaki jump-suit, has been put on display on the anniversary of his death. Kim lies in state a few floors below his father, national founder Kim Il Sung, in the Kumsusan mausoleum, the former presidential palace in Pyongyang. Kim Jong Il has been laid out beneath a red blanket, with a spotlight shining on his face

North Korean historical institute "declares it has discovered unicorn lair belonging to founder of ancient kingdom"

North Korean historical institute 'declares it has discovered unicorn lair belonging to founder of ancient kingdom’ | UPDATED: 22:31 GMT, 30 November 2012 In yet another outlandish claim to come out of North Korea historians have allegedly announced that they have unearthed a unicorn lair. A report released by the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences claims that archaeologists discovered the lair of the mythical animal just outside a temple in the capital Pyongyang