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VIDEO: North Korea celebrates ruling party

Friday, October 9th 2015, 22:23

North Korea is preparing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.
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The strange history of North Korea's Communists

Friday, October 9th 2015, 21:14

From a political party to a family dictatorship in North Korea
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VIDEO: Inside North Korea's underground system

Friday, October 9th 2015, 10:39
related places: Pyongyang

BBC correspondent Stephen Evans is allowed rare access to North Korea's underground system in the capital Pyongyang.
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The changing face of North Korea

Friday, October 9th 2015, 10:15

The changing face of North Korea
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VIDEO: A journey through North Korea

Friday, October 9th 2015, 8:29

Reporter Stephen Evans journeys through North Korea as a BBC team gets rare access inside the reclusive state of North Korea.
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VIDEO: Inside the reclusive North Korea

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 17:26

A BBC team has been granted rare access inside the reclusive state of North Korea.
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Korean leader for UN climate panel

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 20:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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Fifa sabotaging my campaign - Chung

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 7:48

South Korean Chung Mong-joon says he is under investigation by Fifa which has "sabotaged" his presidential candidacy.
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S Korea child monitoring app 'flawed'

Monday, September 21st 2015, 9:40

A child monitoring phone application funded by the South Korean government has serious security flaws, according to a new study.
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VIDEO: Does N Korea have nuclear capability?

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 11:08

BBC News has taken a look at what is known about North Korea's nuclear capabilities.
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US warns N Korea over nuclear plant

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 4:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US warns North Korea to refrain from "irresponsible provocation" after Pyongyang said its main nuclear facility had resumed normal operations.
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N Korea nuclear reactor 'in operation'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 14:13

North Korea says its main nuclear facility, the Yongbyon complex, is now in "normal operation" and the country is improving its nuclear weapons.
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VIDEO: Childcare lessons for Korean elderly

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 0:52

In South Korea, some grandparents are going to classes to relearn the art of looking after children - to make sure they're still qualified for the job.
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S Korea jails man for US envoy attack

Friday, September 11th 2015, 3:12
related countries: United States United States

A South Korean man who stabbed US ambassador Mark Lippert at a breakfast meeting in Seoul is convicted of attempted murder and jailed for 12 years.
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The non-vanishing North Korean band

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 1:15

The non-vanishing North Korean band
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Koreas agree on rare family reunions

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 10:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The two Koreas agree to hold rare reunions next month for families separated by the Korean War, according to Seoul.
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BBC 'will be hub for UK creativity'

Monday, September 7th 2015, 15:35

The BBC pledges to work with the UK's arts and science institutions to "make Britain the greatest cultural force in the world" as it lays out its plans ahead of 2016's charter renewal.
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Tesco sells South Korea stores for £4bn

Monday, September 7th 2015, 13:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Tesco sells Homeplus, its South Korean business, for £4.2bn as the troubled supermarket chain seeks to shore up its balance sheet.
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Koreas discuss rare family reunions

Monday, September 7th 2015, 3:35

North and South Korean Red Cross officials conduct talks on organising a rare reunion for families separated by the Korean War.
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Anglers die in S Korean boat capsize

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 12:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Rescuers search for survivors from a fishing boat that capsized off South Korea's southern coast, leaving at least 10 dead.
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VIDEO: Military show of strength in S Korea

Friday, August 28th 2015, 13:17
related countries: United States United States

South Korean and US military forces have conducted a joint live firing exercise to test their capabilities in the event of an attack from the north.
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Tottenham sign striker Son for £22m

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Tottenham sign South Korean forward Son Heung-min from German club Bayer Leverkusen.
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Deal agreed to reduce Korea tensions

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 3:29

South Korea halts cross-border propaganda broadcasts as part of a deal with North Korea to defuse tension after recent confrontations.
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VIDEO: Tension on S Korea's Unification Bridge

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The BBC's Steve Evans reports from South Korea's Unification Bridge on anger at what many see as increasing 'provocation' by North Korea's Kim Jong-un.
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S Korea firm on border broadcasts

Monday, August 24th 2015, 5:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea says it will not stop propaganda broadcasts into the North until Pyongyang apologises for landmines that injured two soldiers.
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Koreas meet for second day of talks

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 22:07

North and South Korea are to hold a second round of top-level talks designed to defuse growing tension, officials from the South say.
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N Korea orders troops on war footing

Friday, August 21st 2015, 11:02

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his frontline troops to be on a war footing, state media says, as tensions rise with the South.
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S Korea evacuation after border fire

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 10:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea orders the evacuation of some residents from its western border area after an exchange of fire with North Korea, reports say.
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North Korea's first Western rock concert

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 23:02

What was the setlist at North Korea's first western rock gig?
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VIDEO: Western band plays to North Koreans

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 21:17
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia
related places: Pyongyang

The Slovenian rock band Laibach says it is the first Western act to perform live in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.
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North Korea goes back in time

Friday, August 14th 2015, 20:37
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea has put its standard time back by half an hour, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of rule by "wicked" imperialist Japan.
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N Korea vice-premier 'executed'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 11:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's government says it is monitoring reports that North Korea's vice-premier Choe Yong-gon was killed in May on the orders of Kim Jong-un.
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S Korea blames North for mine blast

Monday, August 10th 2015, 2:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea warns the North of a "pitiless penalty" for North Korea after blaming it for a landmine blast in the demilitarized zone.
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VIDEO: Will S Korea swap to Pyongyang Time?

Friday, August 7th 2015, 12:02
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea is to switch to a new time zone to mark its liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War Two, says state media.
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North Korea creates new time zone

Friday, August 7th 2015, 4:07
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea will put its standard time back by half an hour on 15 August to break from the time zone imposed by "wicked" imperialist Japan.
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S Korea ex-first lady visits North

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 6:40

The widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung travels to the North, saying she hopes to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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S Korean soldiers hurt in DMZ blast

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 2:07

Two South Korea soldiers are seriously injured in a suspected mine blast near the demilitarized border zone, say state media.
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VIDEO: Family feud, South Korean style

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 1:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Lotte Group is in the throes of a bitter feud as the founder prepares to hand over power.
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Inbee wins seventh major at Turnberry

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 17:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Turnberry

Inbee Park sees off the challenge of fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young to win the Women's British Open at Turnberry.
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Canada pastor 'admits N Korea plot'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 3:53
related countries: Canada Canada

North Korea says a detained Canadian pastor has confessed to a "subversive plot" to overthrow the government and set up a "religious state".
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North Korean makes diving history

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 22:24

Kim Kuk-hyang, 16, makes history by becoming North Korea's first ever gold medallist at a World Aquatics Championships.
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Chung wants to be Fifa president

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 7:12

The major shareholder of South Korean industrial giant Hyundai wants to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president.
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US sanctions Singapore shipping firm

Friday, July 24th 2015, 7:20
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

The US blacklists a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea.
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VIDEO: Russia using N Korean 'slave labour'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 22:13

North Korea says it is facing its worst drought in a century and the United Nations has warned of the danger of mass starvation.
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Q&A: North Korea's local elections

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 9:23

Secretive North Korea is holding local elections
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Laibach to play in N Korea 'first'

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 22:01
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Controversial Slovenian group Laibach are to be the first foreign contemporary band to play in North Korea, director Morten Traavik tells the BBC.
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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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