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    Dennis Rodman, looks out at the court at the end of an exhibition basketball game with U.S. and North Korean players at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea

    US Basketball Star Dennis Rodman Visiting North Korea on Tuesday

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    US professional basketball player Dennis Rodman is travelling to North Korea and expected to arrive there on Tuesday, media reported.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — CNN reported on Monday citing two North Korean officials that Rodman will be in North Korea on Tuesday.

    The report added citing a US State Department official that Rodman had planned to visit North Korea and will not be visiting in any official role.

    Rodman has visited North Korea four times, his most recent visits being in 2013 and 2014, the report noted.

    Rodman’s visit comes amid high tensions between the United States and North Korea as Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missiles programs while facing opposition from the United States and its allies.

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