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Cho Ju-bin: 40 years jail for South Korean chatroom sex abuse group leader

Thursday, November 26th 2020, 5:16

South Korean Cho Ju-bin ran a group which blackmailed girls into sharing sexual videos.
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The ways North Korea is trying to tackle smoking

Saturday, November 14th 2020, 1:06

The habit is common and Kim Jong-un is often seen with a cigarette in hand at public appearances.
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North Korea: Going back in time with Pyongyang's austere hotels

Friday, November 6th 2020, 1:17
related places: Pyongyang

A new book documenting their 1970s design gives a rare glimpse into North Korea's hospitality industry.
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South Korean Jehovah's Witnesses start prison work terms

Monday, October 26th 2020, 18:08

For the first time, conscientious objectors can work as prison administrators instead of being jailed.
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Coronavirus: North Korea warnings over 'yellow dust coming from China'

Friday, October 23rd 2020, 7:13
related countries: China China
related places: Pyongyang

There is no known link between the seasonal dust clouds and Covid-19 but Pyongyang is on high alert.
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US and North Korea: Trump and Biden clash over Kim Jong-un relationship

Friday, October 23rd 2020, 5:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Biden accuses Trump of "legitimising" North Korea as Trump describes his relationship with Kim Jong-un.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gets emotional during speech

Tuesday, October 13th 2020, 6:24

Observers suggest he may be trying to appear sympathetic in a difficult year for North Koreans.
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BTS in trouble in China over Korean War comments

Tuesday, October 13th 2020, 4:41
related countries: China China

Chinese social media users vent anger over a speech singer RM made while accepting an award.
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Documentary claims to expose North Korea trying to dodge sanctions

Sunday, October 11th 2020, 10:02

A new film claims to shed light on astonishing efforts by North Korea to evade international sanctions.
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Fire at South Korea 33-level tower block brought under control

Friday, October 9th 2020, 6:57

Hundreds were earlier forced to evacuate the building and dozens were sent to hospital for smoke inhalation.
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What we can expect to see at North Korea's 'biggest military parade'

Friday, October 9th 2020, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

Will Pyongyang use it to show it still has weapons capable of striking the US, after talks failed?
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Missing North Korean ambassador 'living in South'

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 15:47

There is concern for Jo Song-gil's teenage daughter, said to have returned to the North.
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BTS to become multi-millionaires after label goes public

Tuesday, September 29th 2020, 1:48

The South Korean K-pop group will become multi-millionaires after their label Big Hit goes public.
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Kim Jong-un apologises for killing of South Korean official - South

Friday, September 25th 2020, 15:38
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Seoul said the man was shot dead and set alight while allegedly trying to defect to the North.
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North Korea 'killed and burned South Korean official'

Thursday, September 24th 2020, 11:21

The man, who disappeared from a patrol boat, was killed as an anti-coronavirus measure, Seoul says.
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Kim Jong-un warns over North Korea typhoon and coronavirus

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 7:49

Despite rumours over his health, the North Korean leader appears well and in charge.
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North Korea propaganda: New faces but old messages

Monday, August 24th 2020, 1:07
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang is believed to be behind several new YouTube and Twitter accounts aimed at foreign audiences.
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Kim Jong-un gives sister Yo-jong 'more responsibilities'

Thursday, August 20th 2020, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

Kim Yo-jong has reportedly been given responsibility for North Korean policy towards the US.
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Coronavirus: South Korean Shincheonji sect leader arrested

Saturday, August 1st 2020, 12:46

Lee Man-hee, who leads the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, is accused of obstructing contact tracers.
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Coronavirus: Swimming defector was not infected, says S Korea

Monday, July 27th 2020, 7:29

The suspected patient crawled through a drain then swam to North Korea, the South says.
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The children of Korean War prisoners who never came home

Monday, July 27th 2020, 1:01
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea largely forgot its prisoners of war. Now their children are fighting for recognition.
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Moon bears: Korean campaigners call for farm closures

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020, 1:17

Animal rights campaigners are calling for the closure of hundreds of moon bear farms.
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Choi Suk-hyeon: South Korean triathlete kills herself 'after abuse'

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 12:50

The young triathlete took her own life after lodging complaints over alleged abuse from coaching staff.
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North Korea: Kim Jong-un 'suspends military action' against South

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 4:45

The sudden de-escalation comes after Pyongyang had days ago threatened to send troops to the border.
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North Korea: Balloons and speakers raise Korean border tensions

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 10:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Propaganda balloons have become a symbol of a worsening relationship between North and South Korea.
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Kim Yo-jong: Profile of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister

Tuesday, June 16th 2020, 15:14

What do we know about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister?
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Kaesong liaison office: What does North Korea want?

Tuesday, June 16th 2020, 14:00
related places: Kaesong, Pyongyang

Expert Ankit Panda pieces together the puzzle of why Pyongyang destroyed the Kaesong liaison office
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North Korea threatens to send army into demilitarised border zone

Tuesday, June 16th 2020, 5:18

The sister of North Korea's leader has instructed the army - and the military says it's ready to move.
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North Korea halts all communications with South in row over leafleting

Tuesday, June 9th 2020, 5:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea announces it will cut all official communication channels with South Korea from Tuesday.
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South Korean balloons: Plans to stop people sending cross-border messages

Thursday, June 4th 2020, 11:06

The North Korean leadership has called the balloon-senders "human scum" and "mongrel dogs".
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The South Korean Samsung protester living in the sky

Monday, May 25th 2020, 1:00

Kim Yong-hee has spent nearly a year on a 20m traffic tower to protest against Samsung's zero-union policy.
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LG Polymers: Was negligence behind India's deadly gas leak?

Sunday, May 24th 2020, 2:15
related countries: India India

The Indian arm of a South Korean multinational was charged after a leak from its factory killed 12.
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K-League: FC Seoul fined 100 million won for sex dolls in stands

Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 16:33
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A South Korean club is fined 100 million won (£66,500) for filling empty seats with sex dolls at their recent home match.
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Coronavirus: China offers to help North Korea fight pandemic

Saturday, May 9th 2020, 11:55

President Xi Jinping expresses concern about the threat to its neighbour, and offers to help.
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Kim Jong-un: No signs of heart surgery, says South Korea

Wednesday, May 6th 2020, 9:52

Rumours swirled about the North Korean leader's health after he was not seen in public for weeks.
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North and South Korea in gunfire exchange after Kim Jong-un reappears

Sunday, May 3rd 2020, 16:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says bullets hit one of its border posts, a day after the North's elusive leader reappears.
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Kim Jong-un: Trump 'glad' about reappearance of North Korean leader

Sunday, May 3rd 2020, 1:58

The reported appearance came after weeks of speculation over the North Korean leader's health.
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Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader appears in public, says state media

Saturday, May 2nd 2020, 17:18

KCNA news agency reports that the North Korean leader cut the ribbon at the opening of a fertiliser factory
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Kim Jong-un and the brutal North Korea rumour mill

Saturday, May 2nd 2020, 6:43

Kim Jong-un is not dead, but that won't stop the rumour mill in future. Here is how it works.
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Kim Jong-un appears in public, North Korean state media report

Saturday, May 2nd 2020, 5:42

The reported appearance comes amid speculation over the North Korean leader's health.
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Coronavirus: The foster dad home-schooling 10 North Korean boys

Saturday, May 2nd 2020, 2:14

As millions of parents grapple with the challenge of home-schooling, one has a very tough task.
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US 'hasn't seen' North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently, Mike Pompeo

Thursday, April 30th 2020, 0:42
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state's comments come after speculation the North Korean leader might be ill.
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Who could lead North Korea without Kim?

Tuesday, April 28th 2020, 10:28

The enigmatic sister and a spymaster are contenders, as rumours swirl over Kim Jong-un's health.
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North Korean defector becomes first to win South Korea parliamentary seat

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 5:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Thae Yong-ho, the highest ranking official to ever defect from North Korea, made history with his win.
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Coronavirus: Inside a Covid-19 intensive care unit

Thursday, March 26th 2020, 9:38

In a South Korean ICU, nurses wearing heavy self-contained respiratory systems work two-hour shifts.
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What does kids TV look like in North Korea?

Friday, March 20th 2020, 2:18

Exploring the weird, wonderful and surprisingly violent world of North Korean children's television.
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Troy Collings: North Korea's 'first budget travel agent' dies aged 33

Friday, March 6th 2020, 9:05

New Zealander Troy Collings wanted to make North Korea affordable - even for backpackers.
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Coronavirus: Drone captures massive queue for masks in South Korea

Monday, February 24th 2020, 9:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Hundreds queued at a supermarket in Daegu, one of the South Korean epicentres of the virus outbreak.
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Crash Landing on You: The defector who brought North-South Korean romance to life

Saturday, February 22nd 2020, 1:16

Hit drama Crash Landing on You was made possible by the key insights of one North Korean defector.
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Coronavirus: South Korean sect identified as hotbed

Thursday, February 20th 2020, 16:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Infections are linked to one woman, as South Korea confirms its first death from the covid-19 virus.
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Parasite: What the Oscar win means for Korean cinema

Tuesday, February 11th 2020, 1:48

The film, directed by Bong Joon-ho, is the first non-English language film to take the top prize.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: South Korean fans compensated after Juventus forward fails to play

Tuesday, February 4th 2020, 13:42

A South Korean court has ordered a local match organiser to pay compensation to two fans after Cristiano Ronaldo did not play in a Juventus friendly as advertised.
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Parasite: The real people living in Seoul's basement apartments

Sunday, February 2nd 2020, 1:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

What's it like living in the semi-underground Seoul flats that feature in hit Korean film Parasite?
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's aunt reappears after six years

Sunday, January 26th 2020, 16:23

Kim Kyong-hui, once a powerful figure, has not been seen since her husband's execution.
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New China virus: US announces first case

Tuesday, January 21st 2020, 22:44
related countries: China China
related places: Wuhan

Nearly 300 people have been infected in the coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China.
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Nepal avalanche: Snow hampers search for missing South Korean trekkers

Sunday, January 19th 2020, 8:00

Helicopters are sent to Annapurna region amid poor weather conditions and plunging temperatures.
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