N. Korean actress defects to S. Korea

Kim Hye Young (back L), a North Korean actress, defected to South Korea with her family members in August last year to continue her career in acting, the South Korean Unification Ministry says Jan. 5. Kim, 26, decided to defect to S. Korea after failing to be admitted into the Pochonbo Electronic Music Troupe founded by North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. She said that her connection to relatives in China was behind her rejection by the school. The picture was released by the South Korean government. ==Kyodo

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