December 29, 2011 The North Korean Central News Agency apparently deployed its latest weapon — Photoshop — to digitally remove a small group of mourners from the left edge of the funeral photo. The people watching Wednesday's procession were replaced by pristine snow.
December 22, 2011 The state news agency reports that a thunderous noise shook an iced-over lake, marking the death of Kim Jong Il.
December 21, 2011 While North Korea's official news agency has been reporting about widespread grief following the death of Kim Jong Il, the first descriptions from a foreign diplomat offer a slightly different view.
December 20, 2011 North Korean state media are praising Kim Jong Il's chosen heir and bestowing him with titles — signs that party leaders in the communist state are standing behind the plan for him to succeed his father.
December 19, 2011 The film — inspired by Godzilla — was Kim's crowning achievement of Communist propaganda.
December 19, 2011 Did some folks seriously think it was the rapper who died, not North Korean leader Kim Jong Il? Maybe. But we're betting most were just having fun.
December 19, 2011 Perhaps the legacy of North Korea's leader is best explored through a nighttime satellite image.
December 19, 2011 The "Great Successor" who is in line to succeed his father as leader of North Korea is thought to be in his late 20s and to have gone to school in Switzerland. He may speak English. But as with many things in North Korea, much is a mystery.
December 19, 2011 Known for its sometimes irreverent way of illustrating world events, The Economist magazine has over the years been quite creative when it's cover subject was North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (who died Saturday at the age of 69). It's done it again.
December 18, 2011 The North Korean leader, who took over after his father died in 1994, was 69. He had been preparing one of his sons to be the next leader of the communist nation.
November 29, 2010 North Korea is a mystery to observers near and far. But that doesn't mean that we don't have the chance to observe its leader, Kim Jong-Il, going about his business.