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People in North Korea can reportedly be arrested and face other serious consequences for laughing, shopping or drinking alcohol for 11 days — and it's not due to COVID-19.

The new measures are a mourning period to mark the 10th anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death. Kim Jong-il ruled the country for 17 years and is the father of the country's current leader, Kim Jong-un.

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Most countries ban things like single-use plastics, but North Korea seemingly has other priorities, like banning leather trench coats.

In an effort to make sure Kim Jong Un's fashion style isn't copied, North Korea is allegedly banning its people from wearing leather trench coats, reports Radio Free Asia.

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For anyone who hasn't been keeping up with everything happening in North Korea, here's what you need to know. Kim Jong Un, the current North Korean Supreme Leader has been spending a lot of time and energy in ramping up his missile launch program in an attempt to perfect accuracy and range.

Since February, the Korean dictator has launched 21 missiles. To put that into perspective, in his short time as leader (only 6 years) he's tested more missiles than his father and grandfather did in their combined reign. 

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