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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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US dismisses N Korea H-bomb claim

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 20:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House dismisses a suggestion by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that his country possesses a hydrogen bomb.
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N Korea leader 'in H-bomb claim'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 11:53

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un appears to suggest his country may have a hydrogen bomb, but the unverified claim draws immediate scepticism.
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S Koreans held over 'exorcism' death

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 10:30
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Frankfurt

German police arrest five relatives of a South Korean woman who died in an apparent exorcism ritual in a Frankfurt hotel room.
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VIDEO: N Korea's 'girl band' performs in China

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 4:59
related countries: China China

Kim Jong-un has sent his all-female North Korean pop group to perform for Chinese officials.
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S Korea temple fugitive surrenders

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 3:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A South Korean trade union leader who took refuge from police in a Buddhist temple in the capital Seoul has been detained, after giving himself up.
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North Korean girl band goes to China

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 15:41
related countries: China China

All-female pop propaganda group travels to China for "friendship performances".
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S Korean police in Buddhist temple raid

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 9:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Hundreds of police officers have begun an operation to arrest a trade union leader who has taken refuge in a Buddhist temple in the South Korean capital Seoul.
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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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