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Death toll from Typhoon Bolaven in North Korea reaches 59


September 6th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of Typhoon Bolaven, which made landfall in North Korea late last month, has risen to at least 59 while dozens ... Read more...

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Flood-hit North Korea requests UN food aid


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) North Korea has urged the UN to provide emergency supplies, including food and fuel, after one of the country's worst floods have left over 100 ... Read more...

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North Korea all set to launch satellite: Official (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 11 (IANS) North Korea is ready to launch a satellite, an official said Wednesday.On Wednesday morning, the North Korean government invited a group of journalists to visit the ... Read more...

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North Korea ready to launch satellite: Official


April 11th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 11 (IANS) North Korea is ready to launch its satellite, an official said Wednesday.On Wednesday morning, the North Korean government invited a group of journalists to visit the ... Read more...

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‘Kim Jong-il’s death was extensive intelligence failure’


December 20th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) South Korean and US intelligence services failed to pick up any clues even after 48 hours of Kim Jong-il's death last Saturday, demonstrating an extensive intelligence ... Read more...

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US concludes ‘constructive’ talks with North Korea


July 30th, 2011 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US and North Korean diplomats concluded Friday their two-day talks in New York that both sides called "constructive".North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Kim ... Read more...

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Top US officials’ gmail hit by Chinese phishing


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, June 2 (IANS) Google says hundreds of personal gmail accounts, including those of some senior US government officials and military personnel, were hacked as a result of a massive ... Read more...

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US asks China to stop N. Korea’s nuke ambitions


January 21st, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has reportedly warned Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao that Washington would be forced to deploy forces in Asia to safeguard itself from a potential ... Read more...

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North Korea proposes unconditional dialogue with South Korea


January 6th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang (North Korea), Jan 6(ANI): North Korea has reportedly proposed unconditional dialogue with South Korea as soon as possible.According to Xinhua news agency, the North Korean government issued a statement on ... Read more...

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South Korea labels North Korea ‘enemy’ in latest defense White Paper


December 30th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Dec. 30 (ANI): South Korea has labeled rival North Korea as an enemy in its latest defense white paper released Thursday by the defense ministry here.The biennial paper opted for a ... Read more...

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N. Korea says shelling incident caused by S. Korean provocation


December 9th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.9 (ANI): North Korea has blamed South Korea for last month's shelling of Yonphyong Island, saying that Seoul's "deliberate provocation" fuelled its aggressive response.According to a detailed report, released by ... Read more...

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SRK’s children win gold in Taekwondo competition


October 5th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is a proud daddy. Both his children - son Aryan and daughter Suhana - bagged gold medals at the 6th National ... Read more...

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Power struggle between reformists, hardliners raging in North Korea over succession?


September 25th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): A fierce battle is being reportedly waged in North Korea between Chang Song-taek, the rogue state's second-in-command, and a group of senior reform-minded officials, as Kim Jong-il prepares ... Read more...

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North Korea turns to Twitter, YouTube in propaganda efforts


August 17th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 17 (DPA) Communist North Korea has discovered the Twitter and YouTube websites as platforms for its propaganda efforts. After uploading more than 80 videos to YouTube since July, it recently began ... Read more...

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Leaked UN report says North Korea ignoring sanctions, distributing nuclear and missile technology


May 29th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Worldwide efforts to avoid a nuclear disaster in the Korean peninsula have been stepped up after a United Nations (UN) report was leaked, claiming that North Korea ... Read more...

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South Korean officials ordered out of border factory


May 26th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday ordered South Korean government personnel to leave their joint factory complex in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, a top official said, even as ... Read more...

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North Korean official executed for failed currency reform


March 19th, 2010 - 2:26 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel Seoul, Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A North Korean official was executed last week for the country's failed currency reform that further devastated its national economy, which is already ... Read more...

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North Korea a ’state of fear’: UN expert


March 15th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 15 (DPA) The North Korean government runs a "state of fear" while people are denied sufficient quantities of food, the UN human rights expert on the country said Monday. Addressing the ... Read more...

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Revolutionary Fridge With Internet


March 8th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 8 (Pen Men At Work): The technological advancements that have taken place in the world have been a source of amazement for all of us. The inventive spirit of ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh nervous at kids’ Taekwondo meet


February 8th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) It was a tough competition. Both his children were vying for a gold medal in a Taekwondo competition and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was a ... Read more...

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Eight authors honoured with first Tagore Literature Award


January 25th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Eight authors from Indian languages were honoured with the first Tagore Literature Award at a star-studded ceremony here Monday. An initiative of the Korean government, the ceremony ... Read more...

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AQ Khan says N.Korea possessed nuke weapons capability as far back as 1999


December 28th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 28 (ANI): Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has revealed that the North Korean Government opened a second way to build nuclear weapons as early as the 1990s.According ... Read more...

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SRK to receive Korean honour


October 15th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Shah Rukh Khan, after being conferred with various titles and awards by different countries, is now going to be conferred with a Black Belt Honorary in Taekwondo by the Korean government. ... Read more...

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Chinese premier arrives in North Korea


October 4th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Oct 4 (Xinhua) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived here Sunday morning and was greeted at the airport by North Korea's top leader Kim Jong Il. Wen is in Pyongyang for a ... Read more...

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Journalists reveal first details of North Korea capture


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (DPA) The two US journalists captured and held in North Korea for months before being released last month revealed the first details of their ordeal Wednesday. Laura Ling and ... Read more...

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N.Korean ship’s cargo to be off-loaded for inspection


August 23rd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), Aug.23 (ANI): The cargo on board the suspect North Korean vessel MV Mu San will be off loaded here on Sunday and searched for any suspect material onboard.Sources ... Read more...

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India raises scope for cooperation with US by frisking N.Korean freighter


August 21st, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sonepat (Haryana), Aug.21 (ANI): By taking the bull by the horns and not releasing the North Korean ship nearly two weeks after it was seized, New Delhi has opened new possibilities for ... Read more...

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US refuses to comment about India detaining North Korean ship


August 14th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): The Coordinator for Implementation of UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1874, Ambassador Philip Goldberg said on Friday that New Delhi might have acted under international and domestic law ... Read more...

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Seized North Korean ship moved to Andhra Coast for interrogation


August 12th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): The seized North Korean ship MV Mu San is being brought to Kakinada port in Andhra Pradesh where central security agencies and nuclear scientists will carry out ... Read more...

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North Korea closely watching South Korea’s satellite launch plans


August 10th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (South Korea), Aug.10 (ANI): The North Korean Government said Monday it was closely watch the international response to South Korea's planned satellite launch after Pyongyang was brought before the UN Security ... Read more...

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Clinton did not apologise to North Korea’s Kim to secure journalists release


August 5th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.5 (ANI): U.S. officials have rubbished reports appearing in the North Korean media that former president Bill Clinton personally apologized to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il to secure the release ... Read more...

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Clintons continue to play key roles, even in the Obama era: NYT


August 5th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug. 5 (ANI): The riveting tableau of a former president jetting into a diplomatic crisis involving the United States and North Korea, while his wife was embarking on a tour of ... Read more...

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Laura Ling put on trial by the North Korean government


June 4th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two journalists working for San Francisco-based Current TV, were put on trial today (4th July, 2009) on the charges of entering the country illegally.The two American ... Read more...

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Lisa Ling’s sister’s trial scheduled on 4th June


June 2nd, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by GD
Lisa Ling, the former co-host of "The View," will be finally hitting the press this week after her sister, Laura and her fellow "Current TV" journalist, Euna Lee were detained by the ... Read more...

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India expresses serious concern over North Korea tests


May 25th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday said underground nuclear test conducted by North Korea is a "development of serious concern".Talking to reporters after taking charge of ... Read more...

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