>> Survivors of a horrific tour bus accident in North Korea got a rare visit from none other than Kim Jong-un on Monday. 36 people were killed on Sunday when a bus crashed off a bridge, most were Chinese tourists. North Korean state media reported Kim's visit on Tuesday, saying Kim visited the hospital as well as the Chinese embassy in Pyongyang, to express his deep sympathy.
The image of a leader paying condolences after a tragedy is common in the West, but it's a rare sight in isolated North Korea. Analysts say Kim has undergone a media makeover in recent months. Beginning with a new year speech, signaling his willingness to take part of the Olympics.
It's a softer image for the North Korean leader, ahead of planned talks with South Korea and the United States the crash site was in North 1A province on the border with South Korea. It's home to K Sang and ancient Korean capital often throned with tourists from over seas.
Chinese make up around 80% of foreign visitors to North Korea, and tourism is a a major source of revenue for the isolated country.