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South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court

Friday, March 10th 2017, 8:44

The ruling, which could see Park Geun-hye face a corruption trial, sparks protests in which two die.
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Talks or troops

Friday, March 10th 2017, 0:55
related places: Pyongyang

Talks, pressure or troops - how should the international community deal with Pyongyang?
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Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysian UN workers leave North Korea

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 9:36
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Their departure came despite a N Korean tit-for-tat ban with Malaysia after Kim Jong-nam's murder.
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US dismisses China proposal on N Korea military halt

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 4:07
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US says a mutual suspension of military activity on the Korean peninsula is 'not a viable deal'.
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Kim Han-sol: 'My father has been killed'

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 10:26

The nephew of North Korea's leader confirms on video that his father has been killed.
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Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tat exit bans

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 15:49

The extraordinary moves come amid N Korean fury at Malaysia's probe into the death of Kim Jong-nam.
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Thaad: US begins deploying missile defence system in South Korea

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 10:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The start of the Thaad deployment comes a day after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles.
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Lotte backlash

Monday, March 6th 2017, 9:08
related countries: China China

The South Korean giant appears to be suffering a backlash from customers and Chinese partners.
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Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 15:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Kuala Lumpur

He had criticised Malaysia's inquiry into the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother.
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Kim Jong-nam death: North Korean says arrest was 'conspiracy'

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 2:16

A man suspected of involvement in Kim Jong-nam's death says he is the victim of a conspiracy.
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Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia deports detained North Korean

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 13:16
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Ri Jong Chol, the only North Korean arrested over Kim Jong-nam's death, has been deported.
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Why was North Korea's Kim Jong-nam killed?

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 22:37

His half brother's not the first member his family to be killed, since Kim Jong-un became North Korea's leader in 2011.
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Kim Jong-nam death: Two women charged with murder

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 5:48

The women allegedly smeared VX nerve agent on the face of North Korea's leader's half-brother.
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View from the South

Monday, February 27th 2017, 10:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Speculation is rife and defectors are unnerved by the death of the North Korean in Malaysia.
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Kim Jong-nam: VX dose was 'high and lethal'

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 12:35

North Korean leader's half-brother died of multiple organ failure after a dose of VX nerve agent.
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Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia airport terminal declared safe

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 2:21
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

North Korean leader's half brother was killed by a nerve agent in the airport two weeks ago.
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Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect 'was paid $90 for baby oil prank'

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 18:28
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah is interviewed over the death of the North Korean leader's half-brother.
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Kim Jong-nam killing: 'VX nerve agent' found on his face

Friday, February 24th 2017, 15:00

The N Korean leader's half-brother was killed by a substance classified as a weapon of mass destruction.
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Kim Jong-nam killing: North Korea condemns Malaysia

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 5:42
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

An angry report in North Korean state media blames Malaysia for the death of "a citizen".
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Kim Jong-nam killing: Senior N Korea diplomat named as suspect

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 12:17
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia wants to question an embassy official and an airline worker over Kim Jong-nam's killing.
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Kim Jong-nam: No family member claims body, Malaysia says

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 10:01

Malaysia says that no one has come forward to claim the dead North Korean despite media speculation.
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Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea

Monday, February 20th 2017, 15:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Kuala Lumpur, Pyongyang

Malaysia recalls its ambassador in a dispute over the killing of the North Korean leader's brother.
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North Korea murdered Kim Jong-nam, says South Korea

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 11:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

South Korea publicly accuses its Northern neighbour, after four more suspects are identified.
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China piles pressure on North Korea by banning coal imports

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 12:51

It is seen as an effort to increase pressure on North Korea after the country's latest missile test.
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North Korean man arrested over killing of Kim Jong-nam

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 5:51
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The man - the fourth person to be held - is identified by Malaysian police as Ri Jong Chol, aged 46.
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Slap in the face

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 2:25
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Some see Kim Jong-nam's death as a slap in the face for Beijing from the North Korean leader.
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Kim Jong-nam death: North Korea asks for return of body

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 16:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The request comes as a woman is arrested in Malaysia in connection with the death.
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Kim Jong-nam: Malaysia investigates apparent poison attack

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 9:30

The half brother of North Korea's leader died after an apparent poison attack at an airport.
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North Korean leader's brother Kim Jong-nam killed at Malaysia airport

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 20:24
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Kim Jong-nam dies in Malaysia's capital after an attack at the airport - reportedly with poison.
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Death in a dynasty

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 20:22

The late Kim Jong-nam was never a candidate to take power in North Korea, argues Michael Madden.
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North Korea missile test: US allies discuss steps

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 5:00
related countries: United States United States

Defence chiefs hold conference call amid widespread condemnation of North Korea's missile test.
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A step forward

Monday, February 13th 2017, 17:35

The type of missile system tested by North Korea on 12 February can be deployed and launched quickly.
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South Korean police in terrorism poster gaffe

Monday, February 13th 2017, 13:44

Police criticised for using handprint of Korean independence fighter on terrorism posters.
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North Korea says ballistic missile test was a 'success'

Monday, February 13th 2017, 9:00

The US, Japan and South Korea request an urgent UN Security Council meeting over the missile test.
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North Korea ballistic missile test sparks condemnation

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 16:32
related countries: Japan Japan

The intermediate-range missile flew 500km towards the Sea of Japan, South Korean officials say.
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North Korea conducts ballistic missile test

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 11:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea

US President Trump pledges "100%" backing for Japan, after missile was fired towards its territory.
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Mattis warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' response to nuclear use

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 12:20
related countries: United States United States

Any use of nuclear weapons would be met with an "overwhelming" response, says the US defence chief.
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Snow patrol: Military drill for US and S Korean marines

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

US and South Korean marines take part in a joint military training exercise in the snow.
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People will rise against N Korean regime, says defector

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 9:11

A high-profile N Korean defector also says Kim Jong-un would be prepared to attack LA with nuclear weapons.
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North Korean defector's family heartbreak

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 9:10

Thae Yong-ho is one of the highest ranking North Korean officials ever to defect. He's been talking to the BBC's Steve Evans about the regime.
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When sparks fly

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 0:01

Korean Air is believed to be the only major airline that routinely carries electric stun guns on its planes.
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Gangman style

Monday, January 9th 2017, 10:37

As a young child, Sungju Lee dreamed of becoming an officer in the North Korean army. But by the time he was a teenager, he was fighting for survival in a street gang.
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South Korea scandal: Choi and Park cases in court

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 11:24

The trial of Choi Soon-sil and the impeachment hearing for President Park begin in South Korea.
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Deciphering Donald

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 16:31

What does Donald Trump's tweet on North Korea mean?
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Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile 'won't happen'

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 8:58
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump says a North Korean intercontinental missile capable of reaching the US "won't happen".
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South Korean leader Park absent as impeachment hearing begins

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 8:10

South Korean President Park Geun-hye fails to attend the first court hearing on her impeachment.
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North Korea 'close to testing long-range missiles'

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 7:31

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un says it is close to testing nuclear-capable long-range missiles.
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Five years of Kim Jong-un in charge of North Korea

Friday, December 30th 2016, 13:20

A look back at the first five years of Kim Jong-un's leadership. How have things changed?
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North Korean diplomat has 'no regrets' over defection

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 10:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A high-profile North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea tells the BBC's Stephen Evans that he has no regrets.
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Korean Air crew to 'use more force' with unruly passengers

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 6:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's national airline says it will revise crew guidelines on handling of unruly passengers.
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Martyred in Korea

Monday, December 26th 2016, 2:08

How a Victorian Welshman became a Christian martyr in what is now North Korea
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