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NKorean shoots officers, defects: South military


A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Saturday through the heavily militarised border, telling Seoul military personnel that he had shot dead two officers, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.


South Korea, US agree on boosting missile capability: Media


South Korea and the United States have reached an agreement on extending the range of Seoul's ballistic missiles to counter the threat from North Korea, local media reported on Saturday citing unnamed

North Korea says typhoon killed 48 people

A strong typhoon which hit North Korea last week killed 48 people and left more than 50 injured or missing, the country's state news agency said today.

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North Korea's Kim threatens war over US-S Korea drill

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North Korea's leader has warned of an ‘all-out’ war against the South while denouncing its ongoing joint military drill with the United States, state media said on Sunday.

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North Korean leader asks for Beijing trip


North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is seeking an ice-breaking trip to key ally Beijing in September to meet China's outgoing and new leaders, a source with ties to Pyongyang and Beijing told Reuters on F

UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans


The World Food Programme has said it is sending a first shipment of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas of North Korea, where torrential rain has killed scores of people and inundated cropland.


North Korea's 'first lady' debut highlights secrecy


As celebrity wedding announcements go, North Korea's was terse. It was probably also three years out of date.

And it highlighted again how little is known about the impoverished nuclear-armed state

Olympics: North Korea angered by flag blunder


North Korea's women's football team refused to take the field for more than an hour on Wednesday in protest at an embarrassing mix-up of their national flag on day one of the London Olympics.

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Olympics: London organisers sorry for Korea flag blunder


London Olympic organisers apologised on Thursday after a mix-up over North Korea's flag prompted its women's football team to walk off the pitch in an embarrassing start to the Games.

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Wife of North Korea's Kim is former singer: South Korea media


The wife of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is a former singer who caught the leader's eye while she was giving a performance, South Korean media said on Thursday after Pyongyang disclosed the marriage.


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