North Korea state media: Birds mourn Kim Jong-Il

SEOUL: North Korea on Tuesday reported that Mother Nature continued to grieve the death of Kim Jong-Il, with a dove-like bird reportedly brushing the snow off a statue of the late leader.

The latest avian intervention was reported by Radio Pyongyang, which said that the bird’s behavior last week was “breaking the hearts of many people” who heard the story.

“As I was unable to calm my heart from a guilty conscience, a white bird, larger than a dove, suddenly brushed off the snow from the shoulders of the leader’s statue,” the radio quoted a witness as saying, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.