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Religion, Mental Problems Draw Many Americans To North Korea (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Religion, Mental Health Problems Draw Many Americans To North Korea

Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped illegally into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently anti-American North Korea, even as it has become increasingly easy to enter legally as a tourist. It’s incomprehensible to many, especially since tens of thousands of desperate North Koreans have crossed in the opposite direction, at great risk.

09/17/2014

South Korean soldiers patrol the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. (Photo by YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea Detains American In Waters Near Border

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into North Korea.

09/17/2014

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean Official: North Korea ‘Must Disappear Soon’

A rhetorical battle between the rival Koreas intensified Monday with a South Korean official saying North Korea “must disappear soon.”

05/13/2014

North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday, but he added that it could be a bluff. (Photo by Kim Hee-Chul-pool/Getty Images)

Seoul: North Korea Finalizing 4th Nuclear Test, Could Be A Bluff

North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea’s defense minister said Thursday, but he added that it could be a bluff.

05/08/2014

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won blamed "deep-rooted evils" and societal irregularities for the tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing. (Getty Images)

South Korean Prime Minister Offers To Resign Over Ferry Disaster

15 crew from the capsized ferry are in custody, authorities say more than 300 dead or missing.

04/26/2014

Religion, Mental Problems Draw Many Americans To North Korea (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: North Korea Detains 24-Year-Old American Man

North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American man for what it called improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News.

04/25/2014

Divers are ripping through cabin walls to retrieve more victims; more than 150 still missing. (KIM DOO-HO/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea Ferry Toll Nears 150 As Search Gets Tougher

Divers are ripping through cabin walls to retrieve more victims; more than 150 still missing.

04/22/2014

South Korean rescue members carry the body of a victim recovered from the "Sewol" ferry to an ambulance at a harbor in Jindo on April 22, 2014. (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Death Toll In South Korea Ferry Disaster Tops 100

South Korean officials say their earlier conclusion that the ferry that sank last week, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing, had made a sharp turn shortly before the disaster was incorrect, and that the vessel made a less severe turn than initially reported.

04/22/2014

Rescue workers carry a victim of the sunken ferry off the coast of Jindo Island on April 21, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

South Korean President: Ferry Captain Committed ‘Murderous Acts’

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed “unforgivable, murderous acts” in the disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.

04/21/2014

Family members of the missing passengers anxiously wait for news about their loved ones. (Getty Images)

Divers Find 10 More Bodies In Sunken South Korean Ferry

Death toll now stands at 46 with 256 people still missing, most of them high school students.

04/19/2014

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