In this photo taken Friday Dec. 11, 2015, members of the Moranbong band wait to leave the hotel for a rehearsal in Beijing, China. (Chinatopix Via AP)
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An all-female North Korean pop group formed by leader Kim Jong Un abruptly cancelled a Beijing concert due to "communication issues" and headed home, Chinese media and the concert venue said.The Moranbong Band was visiting China along with North Korea's State Merited Chorus and had been due to perform at Beijing's National Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday.On Sunday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the North Koreans may have cancelled the show after China decided to send a lower ranking delegation in protest over Kim's apparent claim last week that the North possesses a hydrogen bomb.China is North Korea's main economic and diplomatic backer, but was infuriated in 2013 when Kim ordered the country's third nuclear test.
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