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Together at Asian Games, Koreas still far apart

North Korea's gold medalist Om Yun Chol listens to reporter's question during a press conference at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. When the first world record fell at the Asian Games - to the North Korean weightlifter - elated South Korean fans pounded drums and stood to cheer. The media heaped congratulations on the athlete for winning the North’s first gold medal. Away from the stadiums, however, South Korean activists were launching balloons laden with anti-North Korea leaflets over the demilitarized zone and the North’s state-run media was churning out tirades against the South’s “puppet” rulers and their unforgivable crimes. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — When the first world record fell at the Asian Games — to a North Korean weightlifter — elated South Korean fans pounded drums and stood to cheer.

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North Korean weightlifter sets world record

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Om Yun Chol has set a world record in the clean and jerk, lifting 170 kilograms in the men’s 56-kilogram class at the Asian Games.

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North Korea struts in style on world sports stage

In this Sept. 18, 2014 photo North Korean athletes sing during a team welcoming ceremony at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement. With teams from 45 countries ready to roll after the games officially open Friday, the North's sportswear has already created something of a buzz in Incheon. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement.

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North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village

A North Korean flag, right, is prepared for a welcoming ceremony at the Flag Plaza of the Athlete's Village for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The games will be held in the South Korea's west city from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — First hurdle cleared — the Asian Games organizers raised the right flag for North Korea on Thursday. The South Korean break dancers, however, found themselves working a tough audience.

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NKorean Olympic gymnast banned for age cheating

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A North Korean female gymnast on Wednesday was banned and stripped of all her results since 2006 in a case of age cheating.

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