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BBC correspondent in North Korea detained over 'disrespectful' reporting: media

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North Korea detained a BBC journalist over his reporting and he was to be expelled, media reports said on Monday, the fourth day of the congress of the country's Workers' Party, the first in 36 years.

[SEOUL] North Korea detained a BBC journalist over his reporting and he was to be expelled, media reports said on Monday, the fourth day of the congress of the country's Workers' Party, the first in 36 years.

China's Xinhua news agency cited a North Korean official as saying the correspondent was detained for improper "reportage".

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was detained at Pyongyang airport and interrogated for what authorities said was an inappropriate description of leader Kim Jong Un in his coverage, CNN correspondent Will Ripley told the network.

REUTERS