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North Koreans at Asian Games ‘long for leader’

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s athletes at the Asian Games, reportedly feeling homesick while competing in South Korea, have held a special “longing for the leader” gathering to express how much they miss their homeland.

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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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