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North Korea Celebrates National Day


September 11th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pyongyang, Sept 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) North Korea celebrated its independence day. Various types of dances that were performance that conformed to the Arirang dance that is famous in this country. The ... Read more...

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88 killed in North Korea floods


July 29th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential downpour have killed 88 people in North Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported.A total of 134 were reported injured and around ... Read more...

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North Korean army chief removed (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, July 16 (IANS) North Korea's army chief, Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho, has been relieved of his post due to his illness, Xinhua reported Monday, citing the official ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un’s mystery woman revealed: Hyon Song-wol


July 11th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pyongyang, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The mystery woman who accompanied North Korean leader on many official outings is none other than Hyon Song-wol.She is a popstar whose hits include Excellent Horse-Like Lady, ... Read more...

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North Korean leader ‘having affair with married singer’


July 11th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) North Korea's Kim Jong-un is having an affair with a previously married singer who has been pictured with the leader at several recent events, media reports ... Read more...

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North Korea girl dies saving Kim portraits


June 28th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, June 28 (IANS) North Korean officials have posthumously honoured a 14-year-old girl who drowned in a flood while trying to save portraits of leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il, ... Read more...

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North Korea has no plans for n-test: Official


June 10th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, June 10 (IANS) North Korea has said it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test "at present", the country's official news agency KCNA reported.A foreign ministry spokesman said ... Read more...

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US troops parachuted into North Korea : official


May 30th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A senior US official has revealed that the US and South Korean special forces have been parachuting into North Korea to collect intelligence on underground military ... Read more...

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North Korea executed three cannibals


May 11th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea held at least three public executions of people charged with cannibalism in the last few years, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.Some North Koreans ... Read more...

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North Korea marks army’s 80th anniversary


April 25th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 25 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), Xinhua reported.Ri Yong-ho, chief of the KPA General Staff, said ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens South Korean president


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang , April 23 (IANS) North Korea has threatened to launch "special operations" against South Korea's president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.A special mission team of the Korean ... Read more...

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North Korea slams South Korean president


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 21 (IANS) North Korea has accused South Korean President Lee Myung-bak of drumming up war hysteria, reports said Saturday.Lee Thursday toured a research institute, where he watched videos ... Read more...

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US contrasts India’s ’solid’ record with North Korea


April 20th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Refusing to criticise India for the launch of its long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V, the United States has contrasted New Delhi's "solid non-proliferation record" with that of ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens to ‘blow up’ Seoul


April 20th, 2012 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has reportedly threatened military action against South Korea unless Seoul apologises for "insulting" the centenary celebrations of Pyongyang's late founding leader Kim Il-sung.Pyongyang ... Read more...

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North Korea vows to go ahead with space programme


April 18th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea will continue further development of its aerospace technologies, including a satellite programme, despite the UN Security Council condemnation, the Korean Central News Agency ... Read more...

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China urges dialogue after North Korean satellite launch


April 17th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China has called for more dialogue and consultations after the UN Security Council (UNSC) Monday strongly condemned North Korea over its failed satellite launch, Xinhua reported."It ... Read more...

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India, US to discuss China, Myanmar


April 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Against the backdrop of tensions in South China Sea and the recent defiant rocket launch by North Korea, India and the US Tuesday will hold ... Read more...

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North Korea holds military parade


April 15th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 15 (IANS) North Korea Sunday held a military parade here to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the country's founder Kim Il-sung.North Korean leader Kim Jong-un lauded the ... Read more...

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Russia opposes new sanctions against North Korea


April 13th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday opposed new sanctions against North Korea after the country's much-hyped rocket launch failed."We do not believe in new sanctions, ... Read more...

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India concerned at North Korea’s rocket launch attempt


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India Friday voiced serious concern over a rocket launching attempt by North Korea and asked Pyongyang to refrain from such steps that adversely impact peace ... Read more...

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North Korea launches long-range rocket: reports (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:16 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang/Washington, April 13 (IANS) Defying warnings from the international community, North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday, reported CNN citing two US officials.International leaders had urged North Korea ... Read more...

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North Korea launches rocket: US


April 13th, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday in defiance of warnings from the international community, reported CNN citing two US officials.International ... Read more...

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G-8 urges North Korea to cancel rocket launch


April 13th, 2012 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The G-8 foreign ministers have urged North Korea to honour its commitments and cancel the launch of its rocket later this week, the US Secretary ... Read more...

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Japan resolution against North Korea’s rocket launch


April 12th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) The lower house of Japan's parliament Thursday approved a resolution against the planned satellite launch by North Korea this month.The resolution said moves that will damage ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un gets new party post


April 12th, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 12 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been appointed chairman of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).The appointment was made ... 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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Britain, Japan agree on joint arms project


April 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 10 (IANS) Visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihiko Noda Tuesday agreed to jointly develop military equipment.During Cameron's brief trip to Japan, both ... Read more...

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Satellite launch not to harm region: North Korean official


April 10th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 10 (IANS) The launch of a satellite by North Korea will not harm the region and neighbouring countries, an official from the Korean Committee for Space Technology said ... Read more...

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North Korea satellite launch provocative: US


April 10th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea was provocative, the US government said Monday."North Korea's launch of a missile would be highly provocative, ... Read more...

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North Korea puts rocket on pad for satellite launch


April 9th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 8 (IANS) The rocket for the planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea has been installed on the launch pad, Xinhua reported Sunday.Last month, North Korea ... Read more...

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Reporters in Pyongyang for satellite launch


April 8th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 8 (IANS) About 30 foreign journalists from around the world are in North Korea to cover the country's satellite launch, the official media reported.They represent major wire services ... Read more...

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Pentagon urges North Korea to give up missile launch (Lead)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Department of Defense has urged North Korea not to go ahead with its plans to launch a satellite."The North Koreans will be violating ... Read more...

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Pentagon monitoring North Korean satellite launch


April 6th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The US Defense Department was closely monitoring the prospect of a satellite launch this month by North Korea, a top Pentagon official said.George Little, acting assistant ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens to bury enemies at sea


April 5th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has threatened "to bury enemies at sea" if there are any attempts to hinder Pyongyang's long-range rocket launch, which is ... Read more...

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