North Korea opens annual 'mass games'

Six-week festival in Pyongyang features the world's largest synchronised cultural performance.

    While the London 2012 Olympic Games are dominating headlines around the world, in North Korea there is a different story.

    Officials have just kicked off the six-week-long Arirang Festival, which features a huge synchronised spectacle - widely recognised as the largest event of its kind anywhere in the world.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.