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8 reasons why NKorea should be charged with crimes against humanity

8 reasons why NKorea should be charged with crimes against humanity

Compiled from a year's worth of testimony from former residents of North Korea, Judge Michael Kirby's report into human rights abuses by Pyongyang runs to some 372 pages, reports a UK-based daily The Telegraph. As he put it: "I have been a judge for a very long time and I'm pretty hardened to testimony....

NKorea frees detained US men

NKorea frees detained US men

Two Americans who were being held in detention in North Korea, Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae, have been released and are on their way home. US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper travelled to North Korea and is accompanying the men back, the US has confirmed. A third US citizen, Jeffrey Fowle, was freed...

NKorea leader Kim 'appears in public'

NKorea leader Kim 'appears in public'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance since 3 September, the country's official news agency says. The KCNA agency said on Tuesday that Kim "gave field guidance" at a newly built scientists' residential district. Rodong Sinmun daily newspaper carried several photographs of Kim using a walking stick as he inspected the...

NKorea fires 3 short-range rockets

NKorea fires 3 short-range rockets

North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's Ministry of Defence said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia. The rockets were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and travelled 220 km (135 miles) before landing...

Hamas, NKorea in secret arms deal

Hamas, NKorea in secret arms deal

Hamas militants are attempting to negotiate a new arms deal with North Korea for missiles and communications equipment that will allow them to maintain their offensive against Israel, according to Western security sources. Security officials say the deal between Hamas and North Korea is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and is being handled...

NKorea makes World Cup final!

NKorea makes World Cup final!

This World Cup has been a tournament full of surprises, but the closing days of the tournament nearly prompted the biggest of them all. General consensus says that this evening's final will be a contest between Germany and Argentina for football’s biggest prize. However, according to one YouTube video, yesterday's final will, in fact, be...

NKorea fires 'short-range missiles'

NKorea fires 'short-range missiles'

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range missiles into the sea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks. The projectiles were launched from a western province into waters east of the Korean peninsula in the early hours of Wednesday, officials said. The move follows a recent visit by the Chinese president...

SKorea, China set for North talks

SKorea, China set for North talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in South Korea for a two-day visit set to focus on North Korea. It is the first time a Chinese leader has visited Seoul before Pyongyang, and comes amid cooler China-North Korea ties. China is traditionally seen as North Korea's biggest trading ally and the nation most able to...

NKorea test-fires more missiles

NKorea test-fires more missiles

North Korea has fired two more short-range rockets into the sea, the latest in a series of recent missile tests. The rockets were fired off the east coast and flew about 180km (110 miles), South Korean military officials said. The move comes as the Chinese president prepares to visit South Korea, with whom the North...

N Korea to put US men on trial

N Korea to put US men on trial

North Korea says it will put two detained US men on trial, accusing them of "committing hostile acts". Matthew Miller and Jeffrey Fowle had been investigated and would be brought before a court, the state news agency KCNA reported. It said that suspicions about the two men had been confirmed by evidence and the pair's...

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