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N Korea sentences Bae to 15 years

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North Korea said Thursday that it had sentenced a US citizen to 15 years of prison labour for "hostile acts" against the communist regime, following months of tensions between Pyongyang and the West. 

North Koreans parade through at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, March 29, 2013. North Korea has sentenced a US citizen to 15 years of prison labour for "hostile acts" against the communist regime, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said Thursday.

Pae Jun-Ho, known in the United States as Kenneth Bae, was arrested in November as he entered the northeastern port city of Rason. He has been accused of trying to "topple the DPRK" (North Korea).

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