Parliamentary session for N Korea

North Korea is planning an unusual second parliamentary session of the year later this month in the latest sign that leader Kim Jong Un may be running the country differently that his late father.

State media said that the Supreme People's Assembly will gather on September 25 in the capital, Pyongyang.

The official Korean Central News Agency provided no other details, but sessions typically are convened to approve personnel changes and the nation's budget and fiscal plans.

Parliament last gathered in April, where politicians elected Mr Kim as head of the National Defence Committee to succeed his father, Kim Jong Il.

During Kim Jong Il's 17-year rule, the parliament typically met once a year.

However, under his father, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, the parliament often convened twice a year.