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Why does North Korea keep testing nuclear weapons?

Friday, September 9th 2016, 15:58

Three reasons why North Korea is carrying out nuclear tests, explained by Caroline Hawley
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North Korea claims success in fifth nuclear test

Friday, September 9th 2016, 8:54

North Korea says it has carried out its fifth successful nuclear test - reportedly its biggest yet - with the US warning of "serious consequences".
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Hanjin bankruptcy: S Korea throws lifeline to shipping firm

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 7:15

The South Korean government signals it might provide Hanjin with 100bn won ($91m; £68m) in funding to keep the bankrupt shipping giant afloat.
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North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles into sea'

Monday, September 5th 2016, 4:39

North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the waters off its eastern coast, South Korean officials say.
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South Korean shipping giant Hanjin to enter receivership

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 6:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Hanjin

South Korea's biggest shipping group Hanjin is set to enter receivership after its creditors refused to provide further funding to the indebted firm.
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North Korea executed top minister, South Korea says

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 6:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korean officials say Pyongyang executed one of its highest ranking ministers, Kim Yong-jin, last month, without giving further details.
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China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 4:52
related countries: China China

China joins the 14 other members of the UN Security Council in strongly condemning North Korea's recent missile tests.
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Netflix jokes about N Korean imitator Manbang in Twitter bio

Friday, August 26th 2016, 5:11
related countries: United States United States

Netflix US takes a light-hearted swipe at North Korea's recent venture into the video-streaming industry, in its Twitter biography.
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North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 7:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, which flew for 500km (300 miles) before falling in the sea, say the US and South Korea.
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Donkeys and dogs

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 4:42
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang's Central Zoo, home to elephants, turtles and a surprisingly large variety of dogs, re-opened its doors after some two years of renovations.
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North Korea 'Netflix' device unveiled

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 11:02

A set-top box offering video-on-demand services has been unveiled by the state broadcaster KCTV in North Korea, according to local reports.
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North Korea calls UK-based defector 'human scum'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 11:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

North Korea brands a UK-based diplomat who defected to South Korea as "human scum" who had been accused of child rape and embezzlement.
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Vlogger Louis Cole denies North Korea paid for videos of his trip

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 8:17

Louis Cole, aka Fun with Louis, went on a trip to North Korea but says the government did not pay for him to film propaganda.
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China to restrict North Korea's Air Koryo after emergency landing

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 8:06
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese authorities will limit operations of North Korean carrier Air Koryo after a Beijing-bound flight made an emergency landing last month.
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North Korea resumes plutonium production

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 13:35

North Korea confirms it has restarted plutonium production at its Yongbyon nuclear reactor facility after reports of increased activity at the site.
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North Korea diplomat in London defects to South

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 11:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A top North Korean diplomat who disappeared from the country's embassy in London has defected to South Korea, officials in Seoul confirm.
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North Korean restaurant defectors released in South Korea

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 6:14
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

A group of 13 North Koreans who defected from a Pyongyang-run restaurant in China to South Korea are released, South Korea says.
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North Korean diplomat at London embassy 'defects to another country'

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A diplomat at the North Korean embassy in London has defected to another country, BBC News understands.
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Gaming and sexism

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 23:07

A T-shirt with a slogan has cost a South Korean actress her job, after it triggered a row about gaming and feminism, the BBC's Steve Evans reports.
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S Korea military gives K-pop band anti-smoking mission

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 11:50

Girl group Lovelyz are tasked with encouraging South Korean soldiers to quit smoking.
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Zombies on a train

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 8:35

Apocalyptic horror movie Train to Busan broke box office records at home with its South Korean take on the zombie genre and is set to take off across Asia.
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North Korea: Defectors' stories

Monday, August 1st 2016, 23:26

Three North Korean defectors have been describing the harsh conditions inside the one of the world's most secretive countries.
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North Korean 'seeks asylum at S Korean consulate in Hong Kong'

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 11:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, South Korea South Korea

Security is boosted at South Korea's consulate in Hong Kong where a North Korean defector is reported to have sought asylum.
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North Korea's Kim Jong-un loses access to Swiss watches

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 14:03
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

North Korean leader's liking for expensive timepieces falls foul of UN sanctions.
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North Korea is criticised by South Korea for 'spy broadcasts'

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 9:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea criticises North Korea after it broadcasts strings of numbers on the radio, which was a Cold War-era method for contacting spies.
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North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles into sea'

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 5:15
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the sea, defying international sanctions, say US and South Korean officials.
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Japanese police quiz 'North Korea defector'

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 6:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese police question a man who says he jumped from a North Korean ship and swam ashore.
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South Korea tackles baffling menu translations

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 11:45

New government body aims to stamp out embarrassing foreign-language translations for Korean dishes.
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N Korea threatens 'physical response' to US-South Korea anti-missile system

Monday, July 11th 2016, 1:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea threatens a "physical response" after the US and South Korea announced an agreement to deploy an advanced missile defence system.
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North Korean submarine ballistic missile test 'fails'

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 5:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A North Korean ballistic missile test-fired from a submarine fails in initial flight stage, South Korea's military says.
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US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment

Friday, July 8th 2016, 8:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea agree to deploy a controversial missile defence system, in the wake of intensifying threats from North Korea.
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US sanctions North Korea's Kim Jong-un for the first time

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 22:41
related countries: United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the first time, accusing him of inflicting "intolerable cruelty" on his citizens.
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S Korea, US and Japan in first ever joint missile drill

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 5:11
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea, the US and Japan conduct their first joint missile-tracking drill off Hawaii, a week after North Korea's mid-range missile test.
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Kim says North Korean missiles can reach US in Pacific

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 5:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the latest test of a mid-range missile shows his country has "the sure capability to attack US interests".
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South Korea's Kia tops US car quality ranking

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 1:26
related countries: United States United States

South Korean car maker Kia comes first in a closely watched US car quality ranking, edging out the luxury brands that usually claim the top spot.
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North Korea missiles 'a serious threat' after new tests

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 10:35
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan warns North Korean missiles pose "a serious threat" after the country carries out new tests in defiance of international sanctions.
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South Korea holds rare court case over waitress defectors

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 3:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A court in Seoul holds a rare hearing over the detention of 12 North Korean waitresses who the South says defected but the North says were kidnapped.
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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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