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News: North Korea

We have started to collect the most important news related to North Korea in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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North Korea: news

Gangnam hits two billion views

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 8:36

Gangnam Style by the South Korean rapper Psy has become the first YouTube video to be watched two billion times
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North Korea jails South missionary

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 1:30

North Korea sentences a South Korean missionary to hard labour for life after convicting him of spying and setting up an underground church.
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N Korea to probe Japanese abductions

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 12:22
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea will reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese nationals it abducted decades ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says.
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Korean ferry owner's daughter is held

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 13:41

The daughter of fugitive Korean businessman Yoo Byung-eun - wanted in connection with April's ferry disaster - has been arrested, officials say.
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Bounty rises for Korean ferry owner

Monday, May 26th 2014, 11:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Sewol

South Korea is stepping up its hunt for the owner of the ferry company whose vessel the Sewol sank last month with the loss of some 300 lives.
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N Korea 'shells near South warship'

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:06

North Korea fires shells into disputed waters near a South Korean warship, South Korean military officials tell media.
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S Korea's Park names ex-judge as PM

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 9:29

South Korean President Park Geun-hye nominates a new prime minister after the resignation of the previous one over the Sewol ferry disaster.
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N Korea apology for building collapse

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 10:27
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea issues a rare apology for the collapse of an apartment building in Pyongyang last week which is feared to have killed scores of people.
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'Life goes on' in North Korea

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 23:09

The photos that show a different side of North Korea
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South Korea ferry what we know

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 23:16

Details which have emerged about South Korean ferry sinking
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Manslaughter charge over Korea ferry

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 9:28

The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and three other crew members are charged with manslaughter, reports say.
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Samsung pledges cancer compensation

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 11:48

The South Korean firm apologises to workers who developed cancer and promises to pay compensation.
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S Korea honours ferry crew 'martyrs'

Monday, May 12th 2014, 17:30

Three crew members who died saving passengers on the South Korean ferry that sank last month are recognised as heroes by the government.
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S Korea ferry survivors 'miscounted'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 14:44

The number of people who survived the South Korean ferry disaster three weeks ago has been over-counted by two passengers, the coastguard says.
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Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 3:53

A civilian diver searching for bodies in the South Korean ferry that sank last month has died, authorities say.
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Top N Korea army official replaced

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 12:59

Top North Korean military official Choe Ryong-hae has been replaced, state media report, fuelling speculation that he has fallen out of favour with the country's leadership.
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VIDEO: Subway trains collide in S Korea

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 10:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Dozens of people have been injured in a collision involving two subway trains in the South Korean capital of Seoul.
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Dozens hurt in S Korea subway crash

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 9:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Dozens of people have been injured after two subway trains collided in the South Korean capital Seoul, officials say.
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VIDEO: Retrieved phones record ferry sinking

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 21:52

Footage from retrieved mobile phones shows some of the last moments recorded by passengers aboard the South Korean ferry which sank off Jindo island two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: View above sunken South Korea ferry

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 9:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The operation to recover victims of the sunken South Korean ferry is ongoing but as one body is found more than one kilometre from the site, relatives fear some people will never be found.
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Warnings on S Korea ferry 'ignored'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 16:06

The owner of the sunken South Korean ferry ignored a captain's warnings about the ship's stability, prosecutors say, as two company officials are detained.
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VIDEO: S Korea ferry: 'It breaks my heart'

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 12:49

As divers continue to recover bodies from the sunk South Korean ferry President Park Geun-Hye apologises for failing to prevent the disaster.
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North Korea conducts live-fire drill

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 8:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea conducts a live-fire drill near the disputed maritime border but no shells enter South Korean territory, Seoul officials say.
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S Korea president in ferry apology

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 5:45

South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologises over the ferry disaster, saying the government failed to prevent it and bungled its initial response.
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VIDEO: Video shows ferry captain rescue

Monday, April 28th 2014, 15:32

New pictures have emerged of the captain of the ill-fated South Korean passenger ferry being rescued as it sank on 16 April.
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Seoul condemns N Korea 'foul' slurs

Monday, April 28th 2014, 7:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea condemn North Korea's latest verbal attack on its president as "unspeakable", after it likened her to a prostitute.
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South Korean PM resigns over ferry

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 5:01

South Korean PM Chung Hong-won resigns over the handling of the ferry disaster which killed at least 187 people, but will not leave office immediately.
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All S Korea ferry crew 'in custody'

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 7:15

All 15 crew members involved in the navigation of the ill-fated South Korean passenger ferry Sewol are now in custody, facing negligence charges, reports say.
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North Korea 'detains US tourist'

Friday, April 25th 2014, 19:56
related countries: United States United States

North Korea detains a 24-year-old US tourist, reportedly for "rash behaviour" at immigration, the country's state news agency says.
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S Korea divers found cabin of bodies

Friday, April 25th 2014, 15:16

Divers searching a sunken South Korean passenger ferry found 48 bodies in a single room on the vessel meant to accommodate 38 people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Obama shows support for South Korea

Friday, April 25th 2014, 13:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

On a visit to South Korea, US President Barack Obama has expressed his condolences over last week's ferry disaster and expressed support for the country in the face of North Korean hostility.
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Obama in Seoul pledge on N Korea

Friday, April 25th 2014, 11:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

America stands "shoulder to shoulder" with South Korea over North Korea, says Barack Obama as he continues his Asia tour.
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Ferry relatives confront officials

Friday, April 25th 2014, 9:57

Frustrated relatives of scores of passengers still missing from the South Korean ferry disaster angrily confront senior government officials.
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Korea ferry disaster school reopens

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 8:46

The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
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VIDEO: Service honours ferry victims

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 17:46

An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster.
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Survivor's regret over ferry students

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 4:54

A survivor of the South Korean ferry that capsized last week says he saw students trapped inside the vessel's cafeteria as it capsized.
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VIDEO: Ferry survivor: 'I tried to save people'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 20:44

The number of people known to have died in the South Korean ferry disaster last week has risen to more than 110, with more than 190 passengers still missing, one survivor spoke to the BBC.
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VIDEO: South Korea ferry death toll rises

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 18:15

The number of people known to have died in the South Korean ferry disaster last week has risen to more than 110, with more than 190 passengers still missing.
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In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 17:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The painful search of the capsized South Korean ferry
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South Korea ferry body count 113

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 13:47

The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry that capsized last week reaches 113, as divers recover more bodies from the sunken hull.
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'Activity' at N Korea nuclear site

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 7:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Activity has increased at North Korea's nuclear test site, South Korea says, ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama to the region.
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Ferry deaths 'murder' - Korea leader

Monday, April 21st 2014, 11:30

South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".
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Ferry transcript reveals crew panic

Monday, April 21st 2014, 3:03

The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
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Anger over 'slow' Korea ferry rescue

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 10:43

Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry protest angrily over the rescue operation, scuffling with police on Jindo island.
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Novice 'steered South Korea ferry'

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 23:48

The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say.
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