The North Korean central news agency on Tuesday triumphantly blasted the news that the Hermit Kingdom had conducted its third nuclear test, but the agency's website hasn't been changed since yesterday. Like The New York Times front page before the 9/11 attacks, the Korean Central News Agency's website is a window into the dull affairs of state that dominated the news before the world changed. Though North Korea's news may be duller than most, judging from such scintillating headlines as "Kim Jong Un's Work to be Deeply Studied in Mongolia," "Mokran Bookshop Busting With Citizens," and "Kimjongilia Recognized as King of Flowers."
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