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Meanwhile across the armistice line in South Korea, a Michigan man entered the 4km (2.5 mile) wide Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to resolve the nuclear conflict and was promptly deported to the US.Source

The Guardian:

North Korea has fortified its border with the South at what appears to be the location where one of its soldiers made a dramatic bid for freedom earlier this month.

A photograph posted on Twitter by the acting US ambassador to South Korea, Marc Knapper, showed a small group of civilian workers, watched by North Korean soldiers, digging a deep trench at the point the defector abandoned his vehicle and ran across the demarcation line separating the two countries on 13 November.

Security camera footage released by the UN command last week shows the soldier, who is known only by his surname Oh, get out of the vehicle after getting it stuck in a shallow ditch.


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Pyongyang - capital of North Korea - is in the middle of the map below.

50.3° N
103.2° E
148.2° E
27.8° N


Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea (KP) is estimated to have a population of 24.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.6 million.