London semi where North Korean Supreme leader's man keeps watch… on The X Factor North Korean embassy is based near Acton Town tube station in a bay-windowed 1920s homeCarry On star Sid James lived down the same streetThe wife of Korean ambassador Hyon Hak Bong went out shopping as normal on Friday despite tensions in North Korea By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 There is an unlikely corner of England that is forever North Korea. To get there, turn left out of Acton Town Tube station, right at the BP garage and walk past the cricket ground, but not quite as far as the mock-Tudor semi with the blue plaque where Carry On star Sid James lived
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's salvaged space junk: Crumpled debris from rocket is retrieved by South Korea scientists who say rogue state has capacity to strike US West Coast Debris from the rocket was found off the South Korean coast North Korea said December 12 launch was to put a satellite in spaceCritics argue technology could be a precursor to nuclear missilesNew leader Kim Jong-un wants bigger capacity rockets to be built | UPDATED: 17:04 GMT, 23 December 2012 North Korea's recent rocket launch shows it has likely developed the technology to fire a warhead more than 6,200 miles – putting the US West Coast in range, South Korean officials said yesterday. The secretive state claimed the December 12 launch put a weather satellite in orbit but critics say it was aimed at nurturing the kind of technology needed to mount a nuclear warhead on a long-range missile
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..
Gangam Style becomes first video to reach ONE BILLION views on YouTube five months after it was uploaded Gangnam Style has now been watched one billion times on YouTubeThe smash hit has overtaken Justin Bieber's Baby as the website's most-viewed video PUBLISHED: 18:10 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 18:58 GMT, 21 December 2012 Pop sensation: South Korean rapper Psy's video for his global hit Gangnam Style has become the first to reach one billion views on YouTube South Korean pop sensation Gangnam Style has become the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube. The video by pop star PSY was uploaded in July, and shows the singer making fun of the extravagant lifestyle of the residents of Gangnam, the neighbourhood where he grew up in the capital, Seoul.
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
Forget Gangnam, this is 'Aircraft Carrier Style': Hilarious new internet meme mimicks Chinese navy personnel | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 2 December 2012 Still not sick of South Korean rapper Psy's year-defining Gangnam Style song Then feast your eyes on China's newest web meme: Aircraft Carrier Style. China's web-savvy citizens learned a new move last weekend after watching a news report about fighter jets landing and taking off from the country's first aircraft carrier. They particularly picked up on the funny pose of two aircraft carrier personnel, seen at the 2:37 mark in the video below, who were directing planes on board