The 'defector rapper' Kang Chun-hyok discusses his music, art and why rap is a metaphor for life in North Korea.
Kim's directive is sent to local party leaders, but may also be aimed at corruption in the military.
With high oil prices, North Koreans have again turned to the cheap but dirty fuel to power trucks.
Residents of the Rason Special Economic Zone (SEZ) are making a killing on hemp, a week strain of cannabis popular among some Chinese tourists.
Hundreds more were injured in the accident blamed on poor maintenance of rail lines.