N. Korea sentences U.S. man to prison

Associated Press
This March 31, 2012 satellite image released by GeoEye Monday April 9, 2012 shows continued activity at the launch pad of the Tongchang-ri Launch Facility on North Korea's western coast. The image shows vehicles on the launch pad, nearby fuel and oxidizer containers and a crane above the launch tower that has been placed "directly over the mobile launch platform, the position necessary to erect the rocket", according to an analysis by IHS Jane's Defense Weekly. North Korea says it plans to launch a satellite into space from the launch pad to mark the 100th anniversary of national founder Kim Il Sung's birth. (AP Photo/GeoEye/IHS Global)

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American Kenneth Bae, detained for nearly six months in North Korea, has been sentenced to 15 years of "compulsory labor" for unspecified crimes against the state, Pyongyang announced Thursday, May 2, 2013.

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