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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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What the North Korean 'leaflet bombs' say

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 5:43

What do N Korea's propaganda leaflets actually say?
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S Korea toughens laws after 'nut rage'

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 4:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea brings in tougher laws against unruly air passengers after the "nut rage" scandal saw a top Korean Air executive jailed for five months.
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S Korea fires shots at 'N Korea drone'

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 9:53
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korean soldiers fire warning shots at a suspected North Korean drone flown across the heavily fortified border.
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VIDEO: B-52 bomber in show of force to N Korea

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 11:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US has flown a B-52 bomber over South Korea in a show of force after North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
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US flies B-52 bomber over South Korea

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 8:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US flies a B-52 bomber over South Korea in a show of force after North Korea's announcement it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
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VIDEO: Life in a bunker near N Korea border

Friday, January 8th 2016, 12:55

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a South Korean village that regularly gets shelled by North Korea.
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S Korea resumes broadcasts to North

Friday, January 8th 2016, 7:51
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea resumes loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts on its border with North Korea in response to Pyongyang's claims of a hydrogen bomb test.
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Chinese patience with 'Kim The Fat' wears thin

Friday, January 8th 2016, 2:32
related countries: China China

China's net mocks North Korean leader after bomb test
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Powers pledge united N Korea response

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 9:05
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US, South Korea and Japan say they will work together in their response to North Korea's claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
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UN vows action on N Korea nuclear test

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 21:46

The UN Security Council says it will begin work immediately on new measures against North Korea, after the secretive state said it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
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Scepticism over N Korea 'H-bomb' test

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 17:19

North Korea says it has carried out a successful underground hydrogen bomb test, but experts cast doubt and world powers call it "provocation".
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VIDEO: Has N Korea really tested an H-bomb?

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 15:42

Jonathan Marcus assesses North Korea's nuclear capabilities after the secretive state announced it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
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VIDEO: N Koreans describe 'joy' at H-bomb test

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 10:48

Pictures from North Korea's state news agency appeared to show crowds watching the announcement of the hydrogen bomb test.
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North Korea claims to test first H-bomb

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 9:57

North Korea says it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would represent a huge advance in its nuclear capabilities.
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VIDEO: South Korean men cooking up a storm

Monday, January 4th 2016, 9:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The biggest TV shows in South Korea are about cooking and the stars are men - a sight which would traditionally have been taboo.
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N Korea top official dies in car crash

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 0:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A top aide to North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, responsible for ties with South Korea, has died in a car crash, state media says.
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Spy tools found in N Korea software

Monday, December 28th 2015, 14:23

The first in-depth analysis of North Korea's own computer operating system reveals extensive spy tools that can track documents shared offline.
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Ancient Rome v North Korea

Monday, December 28th 2015, 0:03
related countries: Italy Italy

Spectacular 'executions' then and now
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VIDEO: Tattoo removals for North Korea defectors

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 23:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korean defectors who reach South Korea are being provided with plastic surgery to remove scars and tattoos, including patriotic slogans.
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N Korea gives Canadian life in prison

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 16:08
related countries: Canada Canada

North Korea's highest court sentences a Canadian Christian pastor to a life term of hard labour for "crimes against the state".
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N Korea pop group halts China tour

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 14:33
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

The North Korean pop group Moranbong arrives at Beijing airport and flies back to Pyongyang, just hours before its first-ever overseas concert
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