BREAKING NEWS: North Korean Christians: ‘Children Die On Streets’ (UPDATE)

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(ADDS BACKGROUND, DETAILS, CHANGING LEAD) By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar reporting from the Netherlands and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center 1557583344_l1PYONGYANG/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in North Korea said Wednesday, November 25, a massive famine has broken out in their autocratic-ruled nation with many children "dying" while security forces send malnourished people to labor camps for allegedly refusing to join the "100-Day Battle."

NEWS ALERT: China Detains North Korean Defector For Helping American Missionary

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service ALeqM5gxKg4t6H-8EcP_Kt-fDm-VeY6tqgSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A North Korean defector has been detained in China for helping an American missionary cross into North Korea, Korean media said Sunday, January 17, citing Free North Korea Radio.

Global Gospel Broadcaster TWR’s Asia Broadcasts Threatened By Earthquake, Flooding

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service podcast-of-guam-transmitter-dedicationHAGATNA, GUAM (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio was struggling Friday, September 20, to keep its programs to North Korea, China and other Asian nations on the air following an earthquake, heavy rains and storms around its transmitters on the Pacific island of Guam, an official said.

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Il Dies; Future Christians Uncertain

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Service SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il has died at the age of 69, state media reported, adding to uncertainty about the plight of as many as one million prisoners, including many Christians, who rights activists say are held in the Communist country's notorious concentration camps.  

Supporters Detained Missionary Launch Freedom Balloons For North Korea

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 200412240029_00SEOUL/NEW YORK (BosNewsLife)-- Supporters of American Christian missionary Robert Park, who is believed to have been detained in North Korea, launched hundreds of balloons on New Year's day with texts calling for freedom in the isolated nation.

NEWS ALERT: North Korea Executes 3 Christians, Detains 20 Others

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior International Correspondent SEOUL/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has reportedly executed three Christians who were meeting in an underground church, BosNewsLife monitored Monday, August 16. Twenty others attending the same worship service were sent to notorious labor camps, said well-informed Catholic news service AsiaNews.

Millions Pray For Persecuted Church

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 3881BUDAPEST/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians from Vancouver to Vladivostok were praying Sunday, November 8, for persecuted Christians, amid reports of increased repression in several countries around the world.

NEWS WATCH: North Korea Starts Nuclear Sites With Christians Trapped In Prison Camps

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Listen to BosNewsLife shorter report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center kimPYONGYANG/MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's autocratic leader has announced the restart of all nuclear facilities for both military use and electricity, adding to concerns about hundreds of thousands of inmates, including many Christians, who remain trapped in prison camps.

Canadian Pastor Jailed In North Korea Forgives Those Who Caused Prosecution

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PYONGYANG/TORONTO (BosNewsLife)-- A Canadian pastor freed from a North Korean prison camp says he has forgiven those who wrongfully caused his prosecution by posting comments on the internet. Hyeon Soo Lim made the remarks in an interview with 100 Huntley Street, Canada's longest running daily television show after he was unexpectedly released last month following two and a half years of hard labor.

BREAKING NEWS: US Missionary Jailed In North Korea Moved To Hospital; Health “Deteriorating”

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service screenshotbaeSEOUL/PYONGYANG/SEATTLE (BosNewsLife)-- An American Christian missionary imprisoned in North Korea is in "deteriorating health" and has been moved from a prison labor camp to a hospital, his family said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Sunday, August 11.