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Unlikely sanctuary

Monday, June 20th 2016, 0:26

Ten of thousands of birds head to the North Korean coast during their biannual migration across the planet.
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N Korea plutonium site 'active again'

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 2:04

North Korea appears to have restarted its nuclear facility at Yongbyon, which processes plutonium for nuclear weapons, the IAEA says.
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China stresses 'friendly' N Korea ties

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 2:07
related countries: China China
related places: Pyongyang

China's President Xi Jinping stresses the importance of "friendly" ties with North Korea, during a rare visit from a senior Pyongyang official.
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N Korean editorial praises 'wise' Trump

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 13:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump, North

An editorial in North Korean state media says Donald Trump is a "wise politician" whose victory in US elections could be good for the North.
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Facebook copy created in North Korea

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 14:40

A crude clone of the Facebook social media site briefly appears in North Korea before going offline.
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VIDEO: Attempted North Korea missile test 'fails'

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 7:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea defence officials say an attempted North Korea missile launch test appears to have failed.
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North Korea missile test launch 'fails'

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 5:16

North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.
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Kim Jong-un aunt 'lives American Dream'

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 11:38
related countries: United States United States

An aunt of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un is running a dry-cleaning business in the US after defecting in 1998, the Washington Post reports.
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N Korea 'could be linked to bank heists'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 11:25

A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months.
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Plane catches fire on Tokyo runway

Friday, May 27th 2016, 5:41
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

More than 300 passengers and crew are evacuated from a Korean Air plane in Tokyo, Japan, after its left engine catches fire, local media say.
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Detained and interrogated for 10 hours in North Korea

Friday, May 20th 2016, 4:57

BBC man's 10-hour interrogation over 'insults'
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Trump open to talks with North Korea

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump says if elected US president he would be willing to meet North Korea's leader face-to-face to discuss its nuclear programme.
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Korean author wins international Booker

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 9:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A South Korean novel about a woman who "wants to reject human brutality" and gives up eating meat, has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.
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How to learn Korean and win awards

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 8:58

How hard is it to learn Korean and win an award?
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N Korea names new foreign minister

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 8:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

North Korea names Ri Yong-ho, a former ambassador to the UK and its chief nuclear negotiator, as its new foreign minister in a diplomatic letter.
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North Korea detains Russian yacht

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 12:04
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan, Russia's foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: Meet Kim Jong-un's Moranbong band

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 22:12

North Korea, one of the world's most closed and isolated countries, has been celebrating the end of its Workers Party Congress this week.
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Kim's sister given key N Korea post

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 15:40
related places: Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister is given a key post, as the country's rare ruling party congress ends.
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VIDEO: 'Adoration and devotion' at North Korea rally

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 11:35
related places: Pyongyang

The BBC's John Sudworth reports from Pyongyang on the spectacular parade to mark the end of the Workers' Party Congress.
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VIDEO: BBC team expelled from North Korea

Monday, May 9th 2016, 20:26

John Sudworth reports on the North Korean Congress - and his colleagues' expulsion from the country.
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BBC team expelled from North Korea

Monday, May 9th 2016, 11:36

BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and his team fly to Beijing after being expelled from North Korea over their reporting.
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VIDEO: N Korea makes nuclear strike pledge

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 21:02

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the country's nuclear weapons will not be used unless its sovereignty is threatened.
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VIDEO: Inside N Korea's journalist 'holding pen'

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 10:12
related places: Pyongyang

The BBC's Steve Evans in attendance at the Workers' Party Congress in Pyongyang reveals how North Korea controls what information is given to foreign journalists.
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N Korea 'sets limit on nuclear use'

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 8:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his country will not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is threatened, state media report.
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VIDEO: North Korea 'defies history'

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 1:29

Amid a display of mass unity and obedience, North Korea is holding a Workers Party Congress - its first in almost 40 years.
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North Korea sanctions 'hurting science'

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 14:01

Sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear programme are damaging health and science, three Nobel laureates say after visiting the country.
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VIDEO: Kim Jong-un opens historic party congress

Friday, May 6th 2016, 21:39

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un opens the first party congress in decades by praising his country's nuclear achievements.
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N Korea leader praises nuclear tests

Friday, May 6th 2016, 16:49

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un opens rare party congress by praising nuclear achievements in front of thousands of delegates.
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N Korea leader seeks to cement power

Friday, May 6th 2016, 12:19

North Korea holds its most important political event in decades, a rare party congress where Kim Jong-un will try to consolidate his control.
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Searching for self-reliance and 'real people' in Pyongyang

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 15:55
related places: Pyongyang

Searching for self-reliance and 'real locals' in Pyongyang
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VIDEO: Fairgrounds and 'fake doctors' in North Korea

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 17:45

The ruling party in North Korea is due to hold its first congress in nearly 40 years, when Kim Jong-Un will be officially proclaimed as the country's Supreme Leader.
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North Korea: The limits of small talk in Pyongyang

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 16:40
related places: Pyongyang

A little less conversation in North Korea
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To North Korea with laureates and a prince

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 8:29

Hitching a ride to North Korea with laureates and a prince
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VIDEO: BBC on rare visit to North Korea

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 7:12

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes begins a week in North Korea with three Nobel laureates and a European prince.
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North Korea's rare congress - what is it for?

Friday, April 29th 2016, 23:45

Why is North Korea's congress meeting after 40 years?
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US man jailed for spying in N Korea

Friday, April 29th 2016, 7:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea has sentenced Kim Dong-chul, a naturalised US citizen, to 10 years of hard labour for spying.
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UN 'to respond to NK missile tests'

Friday, April 29th 2016, 3:24

The UN Security Council is preparing a response after North Korea carried out two further missile tests, both of which failed.
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'Second NK mid-range missile test fails'

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 9:53

North Korea fires a second test mid-range ballistic missile which crashed a few seconds after launch, say South Korean military officials.
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N Korea to stage rare party congress

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 1:48

North Korea announces it will hold a Workers Party congress next month, the first for the ruling party in nearly 40 years.
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Obama dismisses N Korea nuclear 'offer'

Monday, April 25th 2016, 2:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

US President Barack Obama dismisses a proposal by North Korea to suspend nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea.
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VIDEO: North Korea 'could stop' nuclear tests

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 4:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea's Foreign Minister has said the country will suspend its nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea.
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North Korea 'could halt' nuclear tests

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 1:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea has said it will suspend its nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea.
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North Korea 'fires submarine missile'

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 15:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea appears to have fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off its eastern coast, South Korea says, in a further flexing of its nuclear muscle.
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North Korea missile test 'fails'

Friday, April 15th 2016, 6:33
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has tested a missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, say US and South Korean officials.
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S Korea governing party loses majority

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 4:16

The South Korean opposition gets a boost as the party of President Park Geun-hye loses its parliamentary majority in elections.
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N Korean defectors 'left China legally'

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 5:42
related countries: China China

Thirteen North Korean restaurant workers who defected last week had been working in China and left the country legally, says China.
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Senior N Korea spy officer 'defects'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 7:48

A senior North Korean military officer who oversaw spying operations has fled to the South, say South Korean officials, in a rare high level defection.
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North Korea 'tests missile engine'

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 15:31

North Korea says it has successfully tested an engine designed for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
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China restricts North Korean trade

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 12:30
related countries: China China

China says it is restricting trade with North Korea, announcing bans on gold and some coal imports and jet fuel exports, in line with UN sanctions.
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VIDEO: N Korea: 'Fight nukes with nukes'

Friday, April 1st 2016, 20:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The North Korean ambassador to the UK has told the BBC that his country was forced to develop nuclear weapons.
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