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Woman found hanged in Korean show

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 13:10

A woman hangs herself while taking part in a South Korean reality television show.
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China plane 'flew near missile path'

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 9:56
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea criticises a North Korean missile test which it says took place as a Chinese passenger plane flew in the area.
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Missionary describes N Korea arrest

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 4:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian missionary deported from North Korea, John Short, describes his experiences in detention.
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The North Koreans longing for home

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 0:53

The North Korean defectors who want to return
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US urges N Korea missile 'restraint'

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 19:25
related countries: United States United States

The US urges North Korea to exercise restraint and avoid provocative acts after it fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast.
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North Korea test-fires more missiles

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 3:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea has test-fired two more short-range missiles, officials in the South say, amid ongoing annual South Korea-US military drills.
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North Korea test-fires four missiles

Friday, February 28th 2014, 3:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea has test-fired four short-range missiles, officials in the South say, in response to South Korea's military exercises with the US.
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Detained S Korean in North apology

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 9:29

A detained South Korean missionary appears before media in North Korea to read from a statement publicly apologising for "anti-state crimes".
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N Korea 'violates' S Korea's border

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 4:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul, South

A North Korean patrol boat violated a disputed sea border with the South several times, Seoul officials say, amid US-South Korea military drills.
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S Korea-US military drills begin

Monday, February 24th 2014, 7:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: North

Annual joint US-South Korean military drills begin, amid rare family reunions between North and South Korean relatives separated by the Korean War.
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South Korea to develop cyberweapons

Friday, February 21st 2014, 13:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea plans to develop cyberweapons to try to physically damage North Korean nuclear facilities, the country's defence ministry has said.
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VIDEO: Emotional reunions on Korean border

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 12:18

Hundreds of North and South Korean relatives are seeing each other for the first time in decades, at a reunion for families separated since the Korean war.
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Two Koreas hold family reunions

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 8:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Hundreds of North and South Korean relatives meet each other for the first time in decades, at a reunion for families separated by the Korean War.
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North Korea detains Australian man

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 23:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea has detained an Australian missionary visiting Pyongyang with religious materials translated into Korean, his wife says.
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Korean man prepares to meet his brother after 64 years

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 23:06

Koreans prepare for the joy and despair of family reunions
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Britons warned over Egypt travel

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 17:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Britons are being advised to avoid the Egyptian region of South Sinai, except the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, after three Korean tourists were killed on Sunday
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North Korea's storytelling autocrats

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 0:38

The children's books written by North Korean leaders
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China rejects UN N Korea report

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 16:28
related countries: China China

China rejects 'unreasonable criticism' from the United Nations over its response to alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea.
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NK rights abuses 'demand action'

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 0:33

The international community must act on evidence of crimes against humanity in North Korea, say the panel behind a year-long UN inquiry.
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VIDEO: N Korea 'like Nazi Germany'

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 0:25

The international community must act on evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed in North Korea, says a long-awaited UN report.
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VIDEO: UN 'wants N Korean crimes punished'

Monday, February 17th 2014, 6:03

A year-long UN inquiry into North Korean rights abuses is due to be published, and is expected to urge punishment for systematic violations.
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VIDEO: Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus

Monday, February 17th 2014, 2:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt

At least three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver are killed in a bomb attack on a tourist bus in the Sinai peninsula, officials say.
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S Korea firms fined over data theft

Monday, February 17th 2014, 2:14

South Korean regulators have punished three credit card companies for their role in the country's largest-ever theft of financial data last month.
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N Korean arms ship leaves Panama

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 15:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

The North Korean ship seized seven months ago with undeclared Cuban weapons on board has left Panama and is returning to Cuba, officials say.
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North Korea tops Kerry China agenda

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:17
related countries: China China, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets China's President Xi Jinping, in a visit expected to focus on North Korea and territorial tensions.
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VIDEO: North Korea opens first ski resort

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 0:46

North Korea, not known for its winter sports or tourist industry, has opened a new high-end ski resort in the country's eastern mountains.
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S Korea-US military drills set

Monday, February 10th 2014, 3:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea and the US announce military drills, as North Korea revokes an invitation for talks on jailed US citizen Kenneth Bae.
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N Korean ship 'free to leave' Panama

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 0:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama
related places: Pyongyang

The Panama Canal Authority says a North Korean cargo ship seized in July carrying Cuban weapons is free to go after Pyongyang paid a huge fine.
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US man back in N Korea labour camp

Friday, February 7th 2014, 23:41
related countries: United States United States

Kenneth Bae, an American convicted in North Korea of trying to overthrow the state, has been moved back to a labour camp, the US says.
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US official admits North Korea leaks

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

A US state department official pleads guilty to passing classified information on North Korea to a Fox News journalist.
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N Korea warns on family reunions

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 9:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: South

North Korea threatens to cancel family reunions with the South, a day after agreeing to hold them, because of US-South Korea military drills.
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Koreas agree to family reunions

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 11:05
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North and South Korea agree to hold reunions for families separated after the Korean War, in what could be the first such meetings since 2010.
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North Korea’s unlikely university

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 0:59

Western-funded college teaches North Korea's future elite
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Panama to free N Korean ship crew

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

Panama orders the release of 32 out of 35 crew members of a North Korean ship seized in July which was carrying Cuban weapons hidden under sacks of sugar.
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VIDEO: N Korea letter 'veiled threat'

Friday, January 24th 2014, 4:24

North Korea has sent an open letter to the South calling for reconciliation and an end to "hostile military acts". Lucy Williamson reports.
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Abducted South Korean freed in Libya

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 2:47
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped three days ago in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been freed, officials say.
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Man jailed in N Korea appeals to US

Monday, January 20th 2014, 17:44
related countries: United States United States

Kenneth Bae, an American citizen held in North Korea, speaks to foreign media and calls for US "cooperation" to secure his release.
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South Korean kidnapped in Libya

Monday, January 20th 2014, 14:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The head of South Korea's trade mission in Libya has been abducted in the capital Tripoli, in the latest of a spate of kidnappings targeting foreigners.
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Japan protest over assassin memorial

Monday, January 20th 2014, 13:25
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

Japan criticises the opening of a memorial in north-eastern China to commemorate a Korean independence activist who assassinated a prominent Japanese statesman in 1909.
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Dennis Rodman checks into rehab

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 8:46

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman seeks treatment for alcohol problems, his agent says, days after returning from North Korea.
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VIDEO: Life as a South Korean border guard

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 16:04

Kim Young Hoon, a new recruit in the South Korean army, explains what it is like to face the ever present danger from North Korea.
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VIDEO: Pop star mourns after 'murder-suicide'

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 14:03

A member of the hugely popular South Korean boy band, Super Junior has attended the funerals of his father and grandparents who died in a suspected murder-suicide case.
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Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 6:58
related countries: United States United States

Dennis Rodman apologises for angry comments he made about a US detainee in North Korea, saying he was stressed and had been drinking.
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Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 23:11

US basketball star Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of huge crowds as he visits the capital.
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VIDEO: S Korea 'comfort women' call for apology

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Supporters of South Korean women forced into sexual slavery in Japan's military brothels during and after World War II hold a rally outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
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VIDEO: Rodman's birthday song to Kim Jong-un

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 12:13
related countries: United States United States

The American basketball player, Dennis Rodman, who is on a controversial trip to North Korea, has sung "Happy Birthday" to the country's leader, Kim Jong-un.
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Rodman in North Korea for match

Monday, January 6th 2014, 13:17
related countries: United States United States

Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman takes a team to North Korea for a match marking leader Kim Jong-un's birthday.
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Did Kim Jong Un feed his uncle to dogs?

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 18:55

North Korean execution story strains credulity
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Hyundai and Kia hit by sales outlook

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 6:40

Shares of Hyundai and affiliate Kia Motors dip more than 5% after the South Korean carmakers issue their weakest growth forecast in nearly a decade.
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