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North Korea warns citizens of “yellow dust” coming from China

North Korea warned its citizens to stay indoors over fears that “yellow dust” which blows in from China could bring coronavirus with it. State broadcaster warned of an influx on Thursday, resulting in the streets of the capital Pyongyang to be virtually empty following the warning. Yellow dust refers to sand from Mongolian and Chinese […]

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North Korea is faking long-range missile development, experts suggest

South Korea has expressed concerns over Pyongyang’s suspected new long-range missile that was displayed in a military parade on Saturday as Seoul urged the resumption of intra-Korean talks. During the military parade celebrating the 75th year of the founding of North Korea’s ruling party in Pyongyang, a variety of weapons systems were shown to a […]

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North Korea unveils ‘massive’ ballistic missile at military parade

In a rare military parade at night on Saturday, attended by Kim Jong-un, the nation displayed an unseen “massive” long range ballistic missile. North Korea typically uses its parades to show off new missiles and weaponry. The parade marked the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party. It is the country’s first parade in two years […]

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North Korea’s acting-ambassador to Italy who went missing two years ago has defected to South Korea

A top North Korean diplomat who disappeared in Italy two years ago is now living in South Korea, making him one of the regime’s most high profile officials to defect in decades. Jo Song Gil and his wife disappeared in November 2018 after leaving the North Korean embassy in Rome where Jo was employed as […]

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North Korea’s Kim siblings tour flood-hit towns

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un inspected recovery efforts in a flooded village, damaged by recent typhoons. Along with Mr Kim, his sister reappeared in public for the first time in about two months. Mr Kim praised reconstruction work in Kimhwa County in the country’s southeast during the visit with Kim Yo Jong, KCNA reported. “This […]

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North Korea has a “reliable and effective war deterrent for self-defence”: Kim Jong-un’s ambassador at United Nations

North Korea has a “reliable and effective war deterrent for self-defence” and was now focusing on developing its sanctions-hit economy, Kim Song, North Korea’s United Nations ambassador said on Tuesday. In an address to the UN General Assembly, Kim said North Korea was still threatened by military hardware like stealth fighters being used on the […]

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Kim Jong-un, North Korean dictator apologises for killing of South Korean national who entered stray waters

Kim Jong-un, North Korean dictator has  issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul claims. The apology came in the form of a letter sent to President Moon which acknowledged that the incident should not have happened, according to South Korea’s presidential office, also known as the Blue House. […]

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North Korea shoots and sets defector’s body on fire near disputed sea boundary: Seoul

South Korea said on Thursday that North Korea troops fatally shot a South Korean government official who may have attempted to defect and set his body on fire, after they found him on a floating object in waters near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary. According to Seoul’s announcement, the man disappeared from a government ship […]

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North Korea to test fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile? Flurry of activity detected

North Korea may use an upcoming holiday to unveil new weapons or test fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), after a flurry of activity was detected at a key base. Formations of troops have been seen practicing for what is expected to be a major military parade on Oct. 10, the 75th anniversary of the […]

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits typhoon affected areas

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited coastal areas hit by Typhoon Maysak and ordered 12,000 core party members to join the recovery effort on Saturday, state media reported. Pictures showed Kim convening a meeting with North Korean officials and walking in the typhoon-hit area. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said more than 1,000 houses […]

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Two typhoons set to hit North and South Korea back to back within a week

Two typhoons are expected to hit the Korean Peninsula, threatening to bring more flooding and devastation to an area that has already been battered by one of the wettest monsoon seasons in recent history. Typhoon Maysak: Typhoon Maysak, equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane is expected to make landfall on the southern part of the […]

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North Korea: Kim Jong-un chairs meeting over typhoon and coronavirus danger

North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, has asked his people and officials to prepare for the dangers posed by coronavirus and a looming typhoon. Kim Jong-un appearance at a party meeting comes after widespread speculation over his health. The nation has not confirmed any Covid-19 cases so far and it is thought that a large outbreak […]