Some of the bodies found on mystery vessels are believed to be those of North Korean soldiers.
The country's economy is being liberalised but Kim Jong-un won't tolerate political reforms.
Slovenian band Laibach will play at Pyongyang's Kim Won Gyun musical conservatory to an audience of 1 000 locals and a handful of foreigners.
But, more importantly, how much more will the top brass of North Korea tolerate?
"The Interview", a comedy about the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, has earned more than $15-million in online purchases.
Lauded by moviegoers who champion free speech, the fictional account of two talk show hosts plotting to kill Kim Jong-un was sold out in theatres.
Sony has debuted the movie online after hackers threatened its release, making it available on YouTube before screenings at 320 independent theatres.
China says there is no proof North Korea was behind the Sony cyber attack, and Pyongyang says it will retaliate against the US mainland if need be.
In a move to prove it had nothing to do with the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, North Korea offers its efforts to investigate the matter with the US.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, who has been out of the public eye since September, has reappeared in public, according to state media.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has not been seen since September, fuelling speculation that he's disappeared due to ill health.
North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into seas east off its coast, defying a UN ban on the isolated country testing such weapons.
For some, the south is a dream turned sour and they are willing to return to their unhappy home.
Survivors of North Korea's notorious detention camps share their stories of brutality, starvation and witnessing frequent executions.
Dennis Rodman has led a group singing of "Happy Birthday" to Kim Jong-Un after causing an outcry over comments made about a captured US missionary.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has made reference to the execution of his uncle in a New Year's address, saying the ruling party became stronger.
South Korea has slammed North Korea for issuing a "rude" questionnaire that urged President Park Geun-Hye to choose between peace and confrontation.
The United Nations has voiced concern by North Korea's food deficit, which is currently at its lowest level ever.
With talks stalled, Pyongyang is said to have doubled its uranium enrichment capacity.