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North Korea issues threat on founder's birthday

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 AND LETTERBOX MATERIAL AND EDITED KRT MATERIAL Amid a war of words on the Korean peninsula, North Korea's leader marks the birthday of the country's founding father. On Tuesday (April 16) state television showed Kim Jong-un honouring his grandfather's 101st birthday. While some analysts had expected a military parade, the day instead appeared to be marked by a festival of flowers. Other events saw Kim enjoying a concert. He also watched soldiers play a sports tournament. It came amid tension in the region as the North made new threats of military action against South Korea. At the South's border with its northern neighbour, tourists on Tuesday were eager for a glimpse of the reclusive state. South Korea has condemned the threats from the North, calling the rhetoric "regrettable". A defence spokesman says the country remains on guard against any missile launch. North and South Korea are s

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