More of North Korea’s elite are choosing to leave the country as their faith in the regime begins to wane.
North Korean security forces, along with Chinese brokers, take bribes to help defectors cross the border.
In fast-developing events on the Korean peninsula, the South proceeds with military drills and the North allows nuclear inspectors to return.
The North warns of a "deadlier" attack, as the South vows to go ahead with a new live-fire drill.
A new scholarship program is established to help North Koreans resettle in America.
Beijing could prevent further provocations by Pyongyang, a senior U.S. military figure says.