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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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'Blast' sinks S Korea navy ship

Friday, March 26th 2010, 19:49

About 40 sailors are believed missing after a South Korean navy ship sinks after an explosion, officials say.
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'China invite' to Kim Jong-il son

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 3:36
related countries: China China

China formally invites Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of North Korea's leader and his likely heir, to visit, South Korean sources say.
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'Close-up blast' sank Korea ship

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 6:40

Last month's sinking of a South Korean warship was due to a "close-range" explosion under the ship, an inquiry finds.
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'Comfort women' snub Japan mayor

Friday, May 24th 2013, 9:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Two South Korean women forced into sexual slavery in WWII cancel a meeting with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, citing fears of "political exploitation".
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'Critical' S Korean held in North

Monday, March 30th 2009, 9:24

North Korea detains a South Korean worker at a joint industrial zone, for allegedly criticising its political system.
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'Deal reached' at N Korea talks

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 7:21

A tentative deal to curtail North Korea's nuclear programme has been reached at talks in Beijing.
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'Deal' on N Korea reactor closure

Friday, June 29th 2007, 12:12

The UN says it has reached an understanding with N Korea on monitoring the closure of a nuclear reactor.
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'Deterrent' US B-52s fly in S Korea

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 11:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US is flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over South Korea, in what it says is a response to escalating North Korean rhetoric.
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'Fake photo' revives rumours over health of North Korea's leader

Friday, November 7th 2008, 13:33

Suggestions that a recently released image of North Korea's leader may have been faked revive suspicions he may be seriously ill.
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'Five killed' in Nigeria oil raid

Wednesday, June 7th 2006, 9:42
related countries: Niger Niger, Nigeria Nigeria

Five Nigerian soldiers are killed in a raid on an oil field in which five South Koreans were kidnapped, militants say.
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'Hotel of doom' to open next year

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 10:43

North Korea's 105-storey 'Hotel of Doom' may open next year, 26 years after construction began, its managers say.
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'Hundreds dead' in N Korea floods

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 13:05

Flooding in North Korea leaves hundreds dead and wreaks more damage than last year's heavy rain, officials say.
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'Hundreds dead' in N Korea floods

Friday, July 21st 2006, 10:25

Hundreds are dead or missing in North Korea after days of heavy rain, according to state media.
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'Life of hard labour'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 21:15

Surviving one of North Korea's political prison camps
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'Multiple' N Korea tests warning

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 10:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

US and South Korea warn North Korea not to carry out another nuclear test, as South Korea's president suggests more than one test could be planned.
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'N Korea jamming' South flights

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 10:19

Jamming signals thought to be from North Korea have affected GPS navigation on at least 250 flights since Saturday, South Korean officials say.
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'N Korean torpedo' sank navy ship

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 12:13

A North Korean torpedo sank a South Korean navy ship in March with the loss of 46 sailors, an international report finds.
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'Nature mourns' North Korea's Kim

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 9:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Strange natural phenomena have been witnessed in North Korea since the death of Kim Jong-il, state news agency KCNA reports.
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'Nine dead' in S Korea bar fire

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 4:17

A fire in a karaoke bar in the South Korean city of Busan leaves nine people dead, including three Sri Lankans, according to police.
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'No aid' unless N Korea disarms

Friday, October 9th 2009, 7:16
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

The leaders of Japan and South Korea say North Korea should not be offered aid until it dismantles its nuclear programme.
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'No extra' N Korea military activity

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 5:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US says it sees no signs of increased military activity in North Korea, as it positions a warship close to South Korea's coast.
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'No radiation' from N Korea test

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 8:29

South Korean experts say they have not detected any radioactive isotopes from North Korea's nuclear test, hampering efforts to assess the device.
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'North Korean arms plane' seized

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 19:26
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thailand seizes a cargo plane refuelling in Bangkok which it says was carrying weapons from North Korea to an unknown destination.
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'Nuclear threat' to power grids

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 16:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Scientists warn that Iran and North Korea may develop a bomb that could paralyse western electricity grids.
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'Our wound'

Friday, June 25th 2010, 9:03

Grandmother tells of war-time escape from North Korea
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'Outside blast' sank S Korea ship

Friday, April 16th 2010, 5:58

A South Korean naval vessel was probably sunk by an "external explosion" near North Korean waters, says an investigator.
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'Path open' for North Korea talks

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 3:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

A "path is open" for a return to stalled North Korea nuclear talks, the US, Japan and South Korea say, as a North Korean official says Kim Jong-un is ready to lead.
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'Poison-needle plot' Korean held

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:39

South Korean officials arrest a Northern defector on suspicion of plotting to kill top activist Park Sang-hak with a poison-tipped needle, reports say.
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'Progress' in N Korea-US talks

Friday, January 19th 2007, 12:17
related countries: United States United States

N Korea and the US call recent talks positive, as Washington's envoy prepares for more nuclear negotiations.
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'Ruling North Korea is a family business'

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 15:27

The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been appointed to two key party posts, in a move widely seen as part of a gradual transfer of power.
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'Success' hailed in N Korea talks

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 14:01
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

Envoys from the US and North Korea hail progress in the latest round of nuclear talks in Singapore.
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'US envoy to N Korea' after clash

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang, Washington

The US says a naval clash between the two Koreas will not affect Washington's decision to send an envoy to Pyongyang.
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'World's largest mass performance'

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 18:14
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea's celebrated Arirang Games opened in Pyongyang's May Day stadium on Monday. A spectacle of dance and gymnastic ability, it is the world's largest mass performance.
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3G takes off in North Korea

Friday, April 26th 2013, 9:54

Nearly two million North Koreans have signed up with the country's only provider of 3G services
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A rare glance at life in North Korea

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 23:39

A secret glimpse at life under the North Korean regime
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A secret land

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 9:42
related countries: China China

A glimpse of life on the Chinese border with North Korea
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Abducted S Korean back from North

Friday, September 13th 2013, 9:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A South Korean man who was abducted by North Korea 41 years ago has managed to return home, officials in Seoul say.
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Abducted S Korean returns home

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 12:18

A South Korean fisherman kidnapped by North Korea 30 years ago arrives home after fleeing from the North.
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Abducted South Korean freed in Libya

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 2:47
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped three days ago in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been freed, officials say.
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Abductee sticks to N Korean line

Thursday, June 29th 2006, 9:23

A man thought to have been kidnapped by North Korea denies it, keeping to the North's version of events.
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Abe warns world against N Korea

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 4:10

Japan's PM urges international co-operation to stop a nuclear-armed North Korea, in a BBC interview.
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Activision claim thwarts North Korea

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:02

A video posted by North Korea is taken offline after games maker Activision makes a copyright claim over use of footage from Call of Duty.
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Activists send N Korea leaflets

Monday, October 29th 2012, 7:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Activists in South Korea float propaganda leaflets to the North, a week after Pyongyang threatened military action over a similar launch.
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Afghan hostage deadline expires

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 15:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Another deadline issued by Taleban rebels threatening to kill a group of Korean hostages passes unmet.
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