N. Korea sentences U.S. man to prison

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The gateways to the North Korea's city of Kaesong are shut down at the Inter-Korean Transit Office in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, Thursday, April 4, 2013. North Korea on Wednesday barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North, officials in Seoul said, a day after Pyongyang announced it would restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material. The letters at top read " Inter-Korean Transit Office." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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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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