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Body politics: famous preserved corpses

Monday marks 50 years since the death of Vietnam's revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, whose embalmed corpse is on show at a stately mausoleum in Hanoi where it is visited by millions annually -- despite his dying wish to be cremated.

Lessons in loyalty at North Korea’s top school

Not many schools have classrooms equipped with tanks, jet fighter simulators, and grenade launchers. But North Korea's Mangyongdae Revolutionary School for boys is no ordinary establishment.

China’s censors, investors swoop as Kim rumours rage

Chinese censors scrubbed social media of unflattering references to Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, while superstitious investors snapped up shares resembling the North Korean leader's name, as rumours swirled that he was visiting Beijing.

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