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North Korea tests rocket engine: US think tank


New satellite images suggest North Korea tested a long-range rocket engine last month, a US research institute said Monday.

South Korea troops kill man trying to swim to North


South Korean troops shot dead a man trying to swim across a border river into North Korea Monday after he ignored warnings, a defence ministry spokesman said.

Two Koreas wrangle over reviving joint factory estate

North and South Korea held fresh talks on Wednesday about reopening their jointly-run industrial estate, but little progress was reported as they wrangled over who was to blame for the shutdown.

Two Koreas fail to reach agreement on Kaesong

North and South Korea failed on Monday to reach agreement on reopening a jointly run industrial estate, dimming hopes of an early improvement in ties after months of friction.

Two Koreas start fresh talks on joint industrial park

North and South Korea on Monday started fresh talks on reopening a joint industrial complex whose fate is seen as a touchstone for the future reduction of tension on the Korean peninsula.

Two Koreas hold rare talks on joint zone


North and South Korea held rare talks today on re-opening a joint industrial zone seen as the last remaining symbol of cross-border reconciliation.

South korea, iran set for fiery clash

South Korea and Iran appear headed for one of Asia’s worst-tempered World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday after their coaches traded barbs and one player said he would make Iran’s captain cry “tears of bloo

Australia rout Jordan


South Korea edged a tense encounter against Uzbekistan and Australia finally hit form with a 4-0 win over Jordan as the regional giants took big strides towards next year’s World Cup on Tuesday.

North Korea sentences US citizen for 15 years


North Korea has sentenced a US citizen to 15 years of prison labour for “hostile acts” against the communist regime, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said today.

New Psy video gets 10m hits in 24 hrs

Gangnam Style star Psy’s new music video had been watched more than 10 million times on YouTube less than 24 hours after he unveiled his much-anticipated new dance in Seoul, the website showed on Sund

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