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200 feared dead in tunnel accident at North Korea nuclear test site

More than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea’s nuclear test site after its latest detonation. A tunnel collapsed at Punggye-ri in early September, days after North Korea conducted its sixth and largest underground nuclear test on September 3, TV Asahi said, …

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North Korea shows off the firepower of its million-strong army as nuclear tensions rise

Tensions rose in the Korean peninsula as North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday – with displays showing off the military strength of North Korea’s million-strong army. Hundreds of tanks lined up in the eastern coastal town of Wonsan, to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of its Korean …

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North Korea: Japanese students now sing war songs in schools

North Korea, on Wednesday, accused Japan of aggression by reviving war songs in schools and passing a post-war record high defence budget for 2017. Rodong Sinmun, the official daily of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, said in a commentary that Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada had called on schools …

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North Korean ballistic missile fired into the Sea of Japan

North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan. South Korea’s defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles). It is the latest in a series of tests which the North has been conducting in pursuit of its …

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Kim Jong-nam’s body to be released to North Korea


Malaysia has said it will release the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea’s leader following negotiations with Pyongyang. Prime Minister Najib Razak said a coroner had approved the release of Kim Jong-nam’s body. Mr Kim was murdered at Kuala Lumpur airport with a lethal nerve agent last month. …

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The tit-for-tat ban after Kim’s murder

North Korea on Tuesday banned Malaysians from leaving the country, dramatically escalating an already-heated diplomatic row over the murder of Kim Jong Nam. Moments later, Kuala Lumpur retaliated, banning diplomats and staff at the North Korean embassy from leaving Malaysia. The tit-for-tat moves marked an extraordinary heightening of tensions three …

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