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UN condemns N Korea missile launch

Friday, March 28th 2014, 0:32

The UN Security Council condemns North Korea's recent launch of two ballistic missiles saying it is considering an "appropriate response".
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North Korea hits out at South leader

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 10:07

North Korea makes an insulting attack on South Korean President Park Geun-hye, after her recent comments on its nuclear programme.
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Leader's haircut for N Korea students

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 18:26

Male university students in North Korea must get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, reports say.
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VIDEO: N Korea fires mid-range missiles

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 16:42

North Korea has test-fired what appear to be two medium-range ballistic missiles.
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N Korea fires mid-range missiles

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 4:12
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

North Korea test-fires two medium-range missiles, just hours after the US, South Korea and Japan met in the Netherlands for talks.
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US brings together rival Asia allies

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 23:26
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Asia

The Japanese and South Korean leaders hold their first official meeting following a rift over Japan's stance on its wartime aggression in Asia.
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N Korea steps up missile launches

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 4:44
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Sunday

North Korea test fires dozens of rockets on Saturday and Sunday, in an apparent display of anger over US-Seoul military drills.
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S Korea, Japan leaders to meet

Friday, March 21st 2014, 10:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye will meet for the first time next week, amid historical and territorial tensions.
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VIDEO: UN spotlight on N Korea abductions

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 2:44
related countries: Japan Japan

The parents of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea in the 1970s meet their granddaughter for the first time.
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BBC apology over North Korea breach

Monday, March 17th 2014, 13:44

The BBC apologises after failing to ensure students were aware of the risks involved in taking part in a Panorama programme on North Korea.
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China backs North Korea on rights

Monday, March 17th 2014, 11:32
related countries: China China

China dismisses a United Nations report that compared human rights abuses in North Korea to those in Nazi Germany.
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North Korea abductee meeting praised

Monday, March 17th 2014, 9:40
related countries: Japan Japan

The parents of a Megumi Yokota, a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea in 1977, describe their first meeting with her daughter as "miraculous".
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VIDEO: 'I watched my friend die of starvation'

Monday, March 17th 2014, 3:06

The UN human rights council is due to discuss a report on human rights violations in North Korea.
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North Korea disowns Libya oil tanker

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 10:03
related countries: Libya Libya

North Korea says it has nothing to do with a tanker which left Libya with an oil shipment from a port held by a separatist militia.
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Libya 'takes control' of oil tanker

Monday, March 10th 2014, 22:43
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan officials say they have taken control of a North Korean-flagged tanker that loaded crude oil at a port occupied by rebel forces.
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VIDEO: Kim Jong-un 'unanimous poll win'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 15:07

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been elected to the country's rubber-stamp parliament with a unanimous vote from his district, state media say.
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Kim Jong-un in 'unanimous poll win'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 10:35

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is elected to the country's rubber-stamp parliament with a unanimous vote from his district, state media say.
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VIDEO: Libya threatens to bomb tanker

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 4:12
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's prime minister has threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
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Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 19:39
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan threatens to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
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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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