The World View: North Korea opens a travel agency in Russia

702 host Stephen Grootes says the battle for Raqqa in Syria defies description.

UK Correspondent Adam Gilchrist says the state is under heavy bombardment from coalition forces, including the Syrian Democratic Forces Alliance, but also the US Air Force.

Drones have carried out 250 airstrikes in just under a week.

The United Nations is saying, hang on, can we have a pause please because there are 25,000 civilians or so caught up in Raqqa. It's thought that many are said to be used as human shields.

Adam Gilchrist, 702 UK Correspondent

Amnesty International is also calling for a pause in the conflict.

Meanwhile, North Korea has opened a travel agency in Russia in efforts to promote tourism in Pyongyang, the country's capital and beyond.

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