North Korea defied world with nuclear test. Now it seeks aid for flood disaster

September 12, 2016 1:16 PM

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North Korea defied world with nuclear test. Now it seeks aid for flood disaster

TOKYO — Floods that devastated North Korea last month are turning out to be worse than initially feared, with more than 100,000 people left homeless, according to aid workers who visited the area last week.

That puts Pyongyang in the inconvenient position of having to turn to the international community for help — at the same time as the country is facing global condemnation after its latest nuclear test last year.

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