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N Korea unveils gleaming new airport

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 6:59

Pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife inspecting a new airport terminal are released by state media.
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VIDEO: Food fears amid N Korea drought

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 7:18

North Korean officials say the country has been hit by its worst drought in a century, causing widespread damage to agriculture.
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North Korea hit by 'worst drought'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 16:44

North Korea is facing its worst drought in a century, state media says, sparking fears of worsening food shortages.
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How serious is N Korea drought warning?

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 15:03

What's behind North Korea's drought warning
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N Korean soldier defects across DMZ

Monday, June 15th 2015, 5:48

A North Korean soldier walks across the DMZ to defect to the South, officials say, in what is an extremely rare occurrence.
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Slovakia tests South Korean for Mers

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 2:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Slovakia is testing a South Korean man for the potentially deadly Mers virus, as further cases are reported in South Korea.
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North Korea's mysterious hotel fire

Friday, June 12th 2015, 10:53

One of the tallest buildings in North Korea catches fire - but no evidence of the blaze emerges online.
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Tesco's S Korea unit 'up for sale'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 11:07

Tesco has invited six firms to bid for its South Korean business Homeplus, which has been valued at about $6bn, media reports say.
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The real scars of Korean gaming

Friday, June 5th 2015, 19:46

The real scars of Korean gaming
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South Korea row over Mers scare

Friday, June 5th 2015, 9:34

A row has broken out between South Korean government officials over their handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).
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S Korea test fires ballistic missile

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:57

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, watches the test firing of a new missile in response to what it sees as a growing threat from North Korea.
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China hospital ballot over Mers case

Monday, June 1st 2015, 18:34
related countries: China China

Nurses at a hospital in China reportedly draw lots to decide who should treat a South Korean patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).
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North Korean hackers 'could kill'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 23:00
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang's hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector warns.
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VIDEO: Balloons take tech war to North Korea

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 23:00

BBC Click's Dave Lee meets the activists sending anti-North Korean material into the country by balloon
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Kim Jong-un brother seen in London

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 17:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Footage has emerged showing North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's elder brother in London - attending two Eric Clapton concerts.
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South Korea 'nut rage' woman freed

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 12:31

Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.
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What lies behind North Korea's nuclear claims

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 17:20

North Korea's latest nuclear claims cause concern
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N Korea claims nuclear breakthrough

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 15:32

North Korea again claims it can make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile, hours after cancelling a visit by the UN Secretary General.
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North Korea cancels UN chief's visit

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 2:04
related places: Kaesong

North Korea abruptly cancels a visit by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, one day before he was due in the border city of Kaesong.
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North Korea defence chief 'executed'

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 13:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea's Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed by anti-aircraft fire for disloyalty, South Korea's spy agency tells MPs.
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N Korea 'developing missile subs'

Monday, May 11th 2015, 7:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea believes it could take North Korea fewer than five years to develop a fleet of missile-capable submarines.
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N Korea 'tests submarine missile'

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 14:44

North Korea says it has carried out a successful test of a submarine-launched missile, which if confirmed would be a major boost in its military capability.
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S Korea students hold sleep contest

Friday, May 1st 2015, 12:01

A South Korean student group holds a sleeping contest to encourage their exam-weary peers to rest.
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N Korea 'may have restarted reactor'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:51
related countries: United States United States

Satellite pictures taken earlier this year suggest that North Korea may have restarted one of its nuclear reactors, a US think-tank says.
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'No Moscow visit' for N Korea leader

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will no longer attend Moscow's World War Two commemorations, due to "internal issues".
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North Korea 'executed 15 people'

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 11:30

South Korean intelligence services say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of 15 people this year, including several senior officials.
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Korea shares hit near four-year high

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 8:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korean shares hit a near four-year high after the country reported better-than-expected growth in the first quarter.
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British war hero hands VC to Koreans

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 13:09
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former soldier who was awarded Britain's highest award for bravery hands his Victoria Cross to the South Korean people.
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Kim Jong-un 'climbs N Korean mountain'

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 16:45

State-run media claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has scaled the country's highest mountain.
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Sewol ferry disaster: Demands for answers go on

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 7:38

The South Korean families still demanding answers
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Second Tripoli embassy targeted

Monday, April 13th 2015, 4:05
related countries: Libya Libya, Morocco Morocco
related places: Tripoli

A bomb explodes outside Morocco's embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, hours after two people were shot dead at the South Korean embassy.
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N Korea urges Mexico to free ship

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 2:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

North Korea accuses Mexico of illegally holding one of its ships, but the UN says it belongs to a firm blacklisted for violating sanctions.
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Interview film 'flown into N Korea'

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 5:36

A North Korean defector to the South says he has flown thousands of copies of controversial comedy The Interview over the border by balloon.
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Sewol parents in inquiry protest

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 14:38

Relatives of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster march to press the South Korean government for a truly independent inquiry.
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North Korea 'test-fires missiles'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 11:50

North Korea test-fires four short-range missiles off its western coast, South Korean state media report, citing military officials.
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VIDEO: North Korea's capitalist streak

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 2:34

North Korea, one of the most unlikely capitalist countries in the world, has a surprising number of modern businesses.
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S Korea charges US envoy attacker

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 11:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

A South Korean man who attacked the US envoy to Seoul with a knife, slashing his face and arms, is charged with attempted murder.
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Japan extends North Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 3:02
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan extends sanctions against North Korea for two more years, citing no progress in talks on abducted Japanese nationals.
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North Korea 'arrests South spies'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 5:21

North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men for spying, amid ongoing tensions between the two Koreas.
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'No apology' for S Korea sinking

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 4:35

North Korea rejects South Korean calls for an apology over the sinking of a warship, almost five years after the disaster killed 46 sailors.
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Olympic champion gets 18-month ban

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 20:10

South Korean former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan is banned for 18 months after a failed drugs test.
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Kaesong talks over N Korea wage row

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 3:37
related places: Kaesong

South Korean businessmen are visiting the Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea amid a row over a unilateral wage hike.
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N Korea fires missiles amid tensions

Friday, March 13th 2015, 7:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea fires seven ground-to-air missiles into the sea amid heightened tensions, South Korea's defence ministry says.
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S Korea 'nut rage' attendant sues

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 7:01

A flight attendant involved in the Korean Air "nut rage" incident sues the airline and jailed former executive Heather Cho in New York.
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Bangladesh expels North Korea envoy

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 3:03
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh asks North Korea to remove one of its envoys after he was caught trying to smuggle 27kg (59lb) of gold into the country.
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Gold seized from N Korea diplomat

Friday, March 6th 2015, 15:18
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Customs officials in Bangladesh find about $1.7m (£1.1m) worth of gold bars and ornaments in the hand luggage of a North Korean diplomat.
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Charges sought over US envoy attack

Friday, March 6th 2015, 6:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korean police say they are seeking charges of attempted murder against a man who slashed the US ambassador to Seoul.
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Canadian pastor detained in N Korea

Friday, March 6th 2015, 4:07
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada has confirmed that a Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been detained by North Korea, his family and church say.
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North Korea lifts Ebola travel ban

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 4:29

North Korea will once again allow tourists into the country after four months of severe restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola.
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Canadian 'missing in North Korea'

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 2:39
related countries: Canada Canada

A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.
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Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 0:08

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
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