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Korean arrested for Japan shrine bomb

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 5:29
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo, Yasukuni

Japanese police arrest a South Korean man suspected of bombing Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni shrine, local media say.
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N Korea hit with new US sanctions

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 3:13
related countries: United States United States

The US imposes new sanctions on the North Korean army's Strategic Rocket Force, as well as banks and shipping companies, over weapons proliferation activities.
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The 'North Korea ghost boats' washing up on Japan

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Why are boats full of bodies washing up in Japan?
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'New tunnel' at N Korea nuclear site

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 6:16
related countries: United States United States

Recent satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is building a new tunnel at its nuclear test site, a respected US think tank has said.
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Kimchi and Arabic coffee in Unesco list

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 4:40

The traditions of making North Korean kimchi and Arabic coffee are among 20 practices newly recognised by Unesco, the UN's cultural agency.
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Kim Jong-un's aunt sues defectors

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 11:21

An aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un files a lawsuit against three defectors who she claims spread false information about her on talk shows.
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North Korean kimchi up for UN award

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 7:29

The UN considers giving Intangible Cultural Heritage status to the making of North Korean kimchi, the pungent pickled cabbage dish loved in both Koreas.
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VIDEO: Taste testing N and S Korea's pickle rivals

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 6:02

The subtle flavour of North Korean kimchi looks set to join the spicy South Korean version on a UN heritage list. The BBC's Stephen Evans conducts a test to see which version actually tastes better.
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UN chief 'hopes to visit' North Korea

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 4:11

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes to visit North Korea "at the earliest time", but that no decision has been made.
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The department pretending to run North Korea

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 21:28

The 44 people preparing to run North Korea
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Former South Korean president dies

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 21:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam, an iconic figure of South Korea's pro-democracy movement, dies aged 87.
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North and South Korea to hold talks

Friday, November 20th 2015, 6:38
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea confirms it has accepted a North Korean offer to hold talks next week, in preparation for high-level
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UN chief 'to visit North Korea'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 3:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea this week, South Korea's Yonhap says, the first trip by a UN chief in more than 20 years.
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S Korea protesters clash with police

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 12:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Security forces in the South Korean capital Seoul clash with anti-government demonstrators during one of the largest protests in recent years.
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Gangnam Style statue built in Seoul

Friday, November 6th 2015, 13:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A statue dedicated to the South Korean music hit Gangnam Style - the most-watched YouTube video ever - is built in the capital Seoul.
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Japan-S Korea agree sex slave progress

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 7:31
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

Japan and South Korea agree to accelerate talks to resolve a row about Korean women forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War Two.
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North Korea party congress announced

Friday, October 30th 2015, 13:04

North Korea's Workers' Party will hold its sixth ever congress and its first in 35 years, it is announced.
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US jets intercept Russia warplanes

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 18:59
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: White House

The White House confirms that the US scrambled F-18 jets to intercept Russian warplanes which flew near a US aircraft carrier off the Korean peninsula.
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VIDEO: Tough reality for Korean defectors

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 2:29

The economic challenges for North Koreans defecting to the South contribute to unusually high rates of suicide.
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US remains returned from North Korea

Monday, October 26th 2015, 3:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

The remains of a US soldier, missing since the Korean War, have been returned to his family in California, according to local media.
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S Korea 'fires shots at N Korea boat'

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 12:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's navy fires shots at a North Korean boat that strayed into its waters, the Yonhap news agency reports.
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Second Korean family reunion in North

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 15:10

A group of mainly elderly South Koreans meet relatives in the North, in the second of two organised reunions.
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South Korea growth hits five-year high

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 1:24

South Korean economic growth hits a five-year high in the third quarter of the year, coming in well ahead of estimates.
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First of Korean reunions ends in North

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 6:43

The first of rare reunions between South and North Korean family members, seeing each other after decades, comes to an end in the North.
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S Korean wins Chopin piano competition

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 1:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

South Korea's Seong-Jin Cho wins first prize at the 17th international Frederic Chopin piano competition in the Polish capital, Warsaw.
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Divided families reunite in North Korea

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 14:55

Hundreds of South Koreans begin meeting relatives in the North, in a rare reunion event for families separated by the Korean War.
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VIDEO: Emotional reunion for Korean families

Monday, October 19th 2015, 23:09

Dozens of Korean families separated by the war in the early 1950s prepare to be reunited for the first time in six decades.
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The human drama of Korean family reunions

Monday, October 19th 2015, 21:14

The human drama of Korean cross-border family reunions
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VIDEO: Leisure time in North Korea's capital

Monday, October 12th 2015, 0:47
related places: Pyongyang

In the last of his special series of reports from inside North Korea, BBC correspondent Stephen Evans spent a day relaxing with the residents of Pyongyang.
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VIDEO: N Korea stages huge torchlight parade

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 12:20

North Korea hllds a massive torchlight parade to conclude the country's anniversary celebrations.
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North Korea 'ready to defend itself'

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 17:48

North Korea's Kim Jong-un says his country could defend itself in any war started by the US, at a mass rally to mark the 70th anniversary of its ruling party.
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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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