North Korea has marked the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party with a military parade in the capital, Pyongyang.
Claims that secretive communist regime has carried out a further brutal purge of those the young leader sees as a threat to his authority
Dennis Rodman allegedly implied that Mr Bae might deserve his punishment
The basketball star, who has taken on the role of coach of the national team, landed in North Korea earlier today flanked by 11 retired NBA players
Five of the seven officials who walked alongside Kim Jong-il’s hearse in December 2011 have been killed, purged or sent to labour camps
Jang was once seen as Kim's mentor long considered the country's second power - but his removal was blamed on 'corruption, drug use, gambling and womanizing'
Merrill Newman, 85, was taken off a plane last month, accused of ordering the deaths of North Koreans during the 1950-3 war.
North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old US veteran of the Korean War after a six-week-long detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
Inter-Korean industrial complex reopens after months of political negotiation
Plutonium enrichment plant closed in 2007 as part of aid deal
Closure of border unit was a major blow to heavily indebted economy of North
Former NBA star restrained after losing his temper at reporters
The veterans are in the country to find the remains of an aviator killed in the war
Crew riots and captain attempts suicide as officials board vessel
Talks aim at cooling relations after leader Kim Jong-un threatened nuclear war earlier this year
Meeting promised a cool in relations after a tense few months on the peninsula