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Xi Jinping tells Kim Jong Un that China willing to work with North Korea for 'world peace'
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Xi Jinping tells Kim Jong Un that China willing to work with North Korea for 'world peace'

The message from Xi came days after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in one of its most powerful tests yet, declaring it would meet perceived US nuclear threats with nukes of its own

Kim Jong Un's sister makes insulting threats to Seoul over sanctions
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Kim Jong Un's sister makes insulting threats to Seoul over sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister attacked South Korea with a string of insults on Thursday for considering new unilateral sanctions against the North, calling its president and his government “idiots” and “a running wild dog gnawing on a bone given by the US.”

Kim Jong Un's daughter unveiled last week is his 2nd child
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Kim Jong Un's daughter unveiled last week is his 2nd child

Youn Kun-young, who also attended the NIS meeting, said he also was briefed that she is Kim's second child but refused to provide further details

What we know about Kim Jong Un’s daughter who made her first public appearance today
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What we know about Kim Jong Un’s daughter who made her first public appearance today

North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency released photographs on Saturday confirming that Kim Jong Un attended the launch with his daughter. The existence of his daughter was first mentioned by former US basketball player Dennis Rodman who claimed to have met ‘Ju Ae’ as a baby in 2013

North Korea's Kim Jong Un oversees Pyongyang's newest ICBM launch with daughter
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un oversees Pyongyang's newest ICBM launch with daughter

It is extremely rare for state media to mention Kim's children, and this is the first official confirmation that he has a daughter

Doggie Troubles: The bizarre row in South Korea over canines gifted by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un
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Doggie Troubles: The bizarre row in South Korea over canines gifted by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

In 2018, former South Korean president Moon Jae-in was gifted two white Pungsan dogs by his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un. Now, the interior ministry under President Yoon Suk-yeol has backed out from a deal to pay for the pets, prompting Moon to give them up

South Korea issues air raid alert after North Korea fires missiles
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South Korea issues air raid alert after North Korea fires missiles

North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea Wednesday that prompted South Korea to issue an air raid alert on its eastern island, escalating animosities between the rivals.

North Korea confirms nuke missiles tests to 'wipe out' enemies
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North Korea confirms nuke missiles tests to 'wipe out' enemies

North Korea's recent barrage of missile launches were tests of its tactical nuclear weapons to “hit and wipe out” potential South Korean and US targets, state media reported Monday, as its leader Kim Jong Un signaled he would conduct more provocative tests.

North Korea says recent missile tests were 'tactical nuclear' drills, overseen by leader Kim Jong Un
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North Korea says recent missile tests were 'tactical nuclear' drills, overseen by leader Kim Jong Un

Kim made acquiring tactical nukes, smaller, lighter weapons designed for battlefield use, a top priority at a key party congress in January 2021, and this year vowed to develop North Korea's nuclear forces at the fastest possible speed

North Korea fires mid-range ballistic missile over Japan, Tokyo says 'act of violence'
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North Korea fires mid-range ballistic missile over Japan, Tokyo says 'act of violence'

North Korea fired a mid-range ballistic missile Tuesday which flew over Japan, Seoul and Tokyo said, a significant escalation as Pyongyang ramps up its record-breaking weapons-testing blitz.

North Korea law allows for nuclear first strike, makes programme 'irreversible'
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North Korea law allows for nuclear first strike, makes programme 'irreversible'

The law will allow North Korea to carry out a preventive nuclear strike 'automatically' and 'immediately to destroy hostile forces' when a foreign country poses an imminent threat to Pyongyang, the official Korean Central News Agency said.

North Korea says new fever cases, are flu infections, not COVID-19
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North Korea says new fever cases, are flu infections, not COVID-19

The state media announcement came a day after authorities said they had locked down parts of Ryanggang province — which borders China — after finding four new 'fever' cases there

'No one barters its destiny for corn cake': North Korea rejects Seoul's aid-for-disarmament offer
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'No one barters its destiny for corn cake': North Korea rejects Seoul's aid-for-disarmament offer

Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong said her country will never accept South Korea's 'foolish' offer of economic benefits in exchange for denuclearisation steps, accusing Seoul of recycling past proposals Pyongyang already rejected.

North Korea lifts mask mandate, days after leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19
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North Korea lifts mask mandate, days after leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19

The Korea Central News Agency reported that the rule of wearing masks was lifted, except in frontline areas and borderline cities, and counties, given that the whole country was turned into an epidemic-free zone

North Korea declares 'victory' over COVID; Kim Jong-un suffered fever, reveals sister
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North Korea declares 'victory' over COVID; Kim Jong-un suffered fever, reveals sister

Addressing a meeting of health workers and scientists, Kim Yo Jong blamed the country's COVID outbreak on South Korea and warned of ‘retaliation’

North Korea: No COVID-19 cases reported for first time since outbreak
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North Korea: No COVID-19 cases reported for first time since outbreak

According to experts, North Korea has one of the world's worst healthcare systems, with poorly-equipped hospitals, few intensive care units, and no mass testing ability

Kim Jong Un says North Korea 'ready to mobilise' nuclear weapons in future military clash with US and South Korea
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Kim Jong Un says North Korea 'ready to mobilise' nuclear weapons in future military clash with US and South Korea

Washington and Seoul have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang is preparing to carry out its seventh nuclear test, a move that the United States has warned would provoke a 'swift and forceful' response

North Korea: Kim Jong Un threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, South Korea
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North Korea: Kim Jong Un threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, South Korea

Kim also said that the military drills of the allies show the US's 'double standards' and 'gangster-like' aspects, as it brands North Korea's routine military activities as threats

Can tall tales 'short' circuit Rishi Sunak’s campaign?
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Can tall tales 'short' circuit Rishi Sunak’s campaign?

It is a measure of the maturity of the Indian electorate that height has never been brought up as a relevant factor when assessing leaders

Experts hint at North Korea’s intent to deploy nukes along South Korean border. What does it mean?
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Experts hint at North Korea’s intent to deploy nukes along South Korean border. What does it mean?

North Korea already has thousands of conventional weapons aimed at South Korea and the nearly 30,000 US forces stationed there, but moving its short-range nuclear missiles to the border would be the clearest sign yet that Kim Jong-Un is looking to use his nuclear weapons to threaten his neighbouring