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N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'

Monday, March 21st 2016, 7:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has fired several short-range missiles into the waters off its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.
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UN condemns N Korea missile launches

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 1:55

The UN Security Council strongly condemns the "unacceptable" recent ballistic missile launches by North Korea.
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North Korea fires ballistic missiles

Friday, March 18th 2016, 8:01
related countries: United States United States

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles the latest in a series of rocket launches, US officials say, as tensions remains high on the Korean peninsula.
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Obama issues new North Korea sanctions

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 3:48
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama issues an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea, following a recent nuclear test and satellite launch.
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US urges North Korea to free student

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 18:59
related countries: United States United States

The US calls on North Korea to immediately release an American student sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for crimes against the state.
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US student jailed in North Korea

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 12:21
related countries: United States United States

An American student is sentenced to 15 years hard labour for crimes against the state in North Korea, after admitting trying to steal a propaganda sign.
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North Korea 'will test nuclear warheads'

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 4:59

Kim Jong-un says North Korea will soon conduct tests of nuclear warheads as well as the ballistic missiles that could carry them, say state media.
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North Korean submarine 'missing'

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 14:13
related countries: United States United States

A North Korean submarine is missing and presumed sunk at a time of heightened tension in the region, according to US media reports.
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VIDEO: War drills on a beach provoke North Korea

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 10:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea has issued another threat of war over military exercises being conducted by the United States and South Korea.
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N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 3:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea launches two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast into the sea, South Korea's military says.
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VIDEO: N Korea has 'miniature nuclear warhead'

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 5:49

Kim Jong-un says North Korean scientists have made nuclear warheads small enough to fit on missiles, a claim experts have long cast doubt on.
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N Korea has 'miniature nuclear warhead'

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 3:54

Kim Jong-un says North Korean scientists have made nuclear warheads small enough to fit on missiles, a claim experts have long cast doubt on.
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US-Korea set for 'biggest' war games

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 10:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea are set to kick-off their largest ever joint military exercises, officials say, amid tension with North Korea over toughened sanctions.
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Philippines seizes North Korean ship

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 12:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship in the first enforcement of new UN sanctions targeting the country's nuclear programme.
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N Korea leader urges nuclear readiness

Friday, March 4th 2016, 8:54

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his country's nuclear weapons should be ready for use "at any time", state media report.
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North Korea 'fires missiles' into sea

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 13:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea fires six short-range projectiles off its coast, according to South Korea, hours after tough new UN sanctions.
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South Korea MPs 'set filibuster record'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 17:59

South Korean MPs set a reported record for filibustering after nine days of speeches that include long monologues and chunks of Orwell's 1984.
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UN imposes tough N Korea sanctions

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 16:59

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution significantly expanding international sanctions against North Korea.
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VIDEO: Talk, talk, talk... What is a filibuster?

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 15:11

BBC News explains the political stalling tactic of filibustering, as South Korean MPs set a new world record for the longest combined filibuster.
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VIDEO: US man 'confesses' to N Korea theft

Monday, February 29th 2016, 12:28
related countries: United States United States

A US student who was arrested in North Korea has appeared on state media admitting to trying to steal a piece of propaganda from a hotel.
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US student 'stole propaganda' in N Korea

Monday, February 29th 2016, 5:22
related countries: United States United States

A US student who was arrested in North Korea for a "hostile act" appears on state TV admitting to trying to steal a propaganda sign.
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Tougher N Korea sanctions plan revealed

Friday, February 26th 2016, 1:59
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US, supported by China, submits a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea.
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S Koreans stage rights 'ghost protest'

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 22:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A holographic "ghost rally" is held in South Korean capital Seoul against what the organisers say is the erosion of free speech in the country.
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Carrots or sticks to take on North Korea?

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:55

How best to tackle N Korea's nuclear ambitions
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US-China 'progress' on N Korea sanctions

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:30
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US and China say they have made progress on a draft UN resolution to harden sanctions on North Korea, after its rocket launch and nuclear test.
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New North Korea army chief 'confirmed'

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 10:52

North Korea mentions a new army chief following unconfirmed reports that his predecessor was executed.
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VIDEO: Thousands tie knot in Moonie mass wedding

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 8:43

About 3,000 couples from around the world take part in a mass wedding at the South Korean headquarters of the controversial Unification Church.
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'Moonies' hold mass wedding in S Korea

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 3:48

About 3,000 couples from around the world take part in a mass wedding at the South Korean headquarters of the controversial Unification Church.
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Obama imposes new North Korea sanctions

Friday, February 19th 2016, 6:00
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama signs off new expanded sanctions on North Korea, weeks after the country fired a test missile.
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Kimunji emoji take on Kimoji emoji

Friday, February 12th 2016, 4:20

Kim Kardashian's chart-topping Kimoji web icons are facing new competition from a set of emojis mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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N Korea to cut hotlines with South

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 14:31
related countries: United States United States

North Korea vows to cut two crucial military communication hotlines with the South, as tension rises after the North's recent rocket and nuclear tests.
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N Korea executes army chief - reports

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 18:44

North Korea has executed its army chief of staff Ri Yong-gil, according to unconfirmed South Korean media reports.
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Who was N Korea's 'executed' general?

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 16:40

Who was N Korean military chief Ri Yong-gil?
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US warns over N Korea plutonium bomb

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 17:28
related countries: United States United States

North Korea could soon have enough plutonium to build nuclear weapons after restarting one of its reactors, a US spy chief says.
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North Korean satellite 'is in orbit'

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 3:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A satellite sent into space by a widely condemned North Korean rocket launch is in orbit but it is not clear if it is working, says South Korea.
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Security Council condemns N Korea launch

Monday, February 8th 2016, 4:06

The UN Security Council strongly condemns North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket, saying it will soon adopt a sanctions resolution.
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VIDEO: Video 'shows N Korea rocket launch'

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 23:22

North Korea has fired a long-range rocket, which critics say is a test of banned missile technology.
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UN emergency talks after N Korea rocket

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 17:07

The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss its response to North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.
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North Korea fires long-range rocket

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 10:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea fires a long-range rocket in defiance of international warnings, saying it successfully placed a satellite in orbit.
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North Korea advances 'satellite' launch

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 11:11

North Korea reportedly advances the date of its controversial "satellite" launch suspected to be a cover for weapons testing
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North Korea 'readying missile launch'

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 5:38
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a long-range missile, according to South Korea's defence ministry and Japanese media.
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N Korea 'planning satellite launch'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 18:19

North Korea has declared a plan to launch a satellite later this month, a UN agency says, in a move condemned by Washington.
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VIDEO: Topless troops train in S Korea snow

Friday, January 29th 2016, 9:40
related countries: United States United States

South Korean and US troops have taken part in annual winter training exercise in Pyeongchang.
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The rise of South Korean skin products

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 0:02

How South Korea's skincare secrets are spreading
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US, China call for N Korea resolution

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 10:14
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China and the US say a new UN resolution against North Korea is needed, following Pyongyang's claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb earlier this month.
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Coldest Hong Kong day in 59 years

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 17:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The South Korean island of Jeju sees its biggest snowfall in three decades, causing flights to be cancelled, while temperatures in Hong Kong drop to a 59-year low.
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North Korea arrests US student

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 14:24
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it has arrested a US student accused of committing a "hostile act" against the state, "to destroy the country's unity".
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The Australian who shot a North Korean propaganda film

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 0:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Why I made a propaganda film in North Korea
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N Korea invents 'hangover-free' alcohol

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 16:50

North Korean scientists say they have invented a "suave" hangover-free alcohol for "experts and lovers"
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