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Kim Jong-un offers apology over killing of South Korean official; move expected to thaw Seoul’s anti-North sentiments
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Kim Jong-un offers apology over killing of South Korean official; move expected to thaw Seoul’s anti-North sentiments

South Korea accused Pyongyang of fatally shooting its official who was likely trying to defect and burning his body after finding him in North Korean waters

North Korean soldiers killed 'defector' from South and burnt his body, claims Seoul
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North Korean soldiers killed 'defector' from South and burnt his body, claims Seoul

The first killing of a Southern citizen by North Korean forces in a decade comes at a time when Pyongyang is at high alert over the coronavirus pandemic and inter-Korean relations are at a standstill

Donald Trump claims Kim Jong-un displayed executed uncle's 'headless body' to North Korean officials
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Donald Trump claims Kim Jong-un displayed executed uncle's 'headless body' to North Korean officials

Jang Song Thaek, the North Korean leader's uncle by marriage and a hugely powerful figure within the regime, was executed for treason and corruption in 2013

Typhoon Haishen lashes South Korea after battering south Japan islands; over 20 injured, 1,600 evacuated
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Typhoon Haishen lashes South Korea after battering south Japan islands; over 20 injured, 1,600 evacuated

The Korea Meteorological Administration warned of 'very heavy rain and very strong winds’, adding the typhoon would likely reduce to a tropical storm within 24 hours

Japan has been proudly pacifist for 75 years, but a missile proposal could challenge all that
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Japan has been proudly pacifist for 75 years, but a missile proposal could challenge all that

Considering the increasing risks around Japan, including North Korea’s expanding nuclear arsenal and China’s muscle-flexing during the pandemic, security analysts believe it should be only natural for the country to consider bolstering its defences

North Korea places Kaesong city under lockdown over suspected coronavirus outbreak
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North Korea places Kaesong city under lockdown over suspected coronavirus outbreak

If a person is officially declared a COVID-19 patient, he or she would be North Korea's first confirmed coronavirus case.

Kim Jong-un claims 'shining success' against COVID-19, urges North Koreans to maintain high alert
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Kim Jong-un claims 'shining success' against COVID-19, urges North Koreans to maintain high alert

The North Korean leader stressed the importance of maintaining 'maximum alert without relaxation on the anti-epidemic effort', adding that the virus was still present in neighbouring countries.

On flawed North Korea and Iran policies, John Bolton's new book blames 'the split between Trump and Trump'
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On flawed North Korea and Iran policies, John Bolton's new book blames 'the split between Trump and Trump'

President Donald Trump knew exactly what he was getting when he hired John Bolton in the spring of 2018 to be his national security advisor: An uber-hawk who made no secret of his belief that Iran and North Korea could be driven over the brink by extreme sanctions

John Bolton's book says Donald Trump's offenses went beyond Ukraine; claims US president begged for China's help in re-election
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John Bolton's book says Donald Trump's offenses went beyond Ukraine; claims US president begged for China's help in re-election

In his new book, John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, describes instances when the president sought to halt criminal inquiries. He also says President Trump’s loyalists mocked him behind his back.

North Korea vows to redeploy troops on border with South, rejects Seoul’s offer to send envoys amid tensions over propaganda leaflets
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North Korea vows to redeploy troops on border with South, rejects Seoul’s offer to send envoys amid tensions over propaganda leaflets

North Korea said it had rejected South Korea’s offer to send special envoys to ease escalating bilateral tensions, and vowed to redeploy troops to demilitarised border units in the latest step towards nullifying inter-Korean peace accords

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, threatens South with military action over deteriorating relations, anti-Pyongyang leaflets
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Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, threatens South with military action over deteriorating relations, anti-Pyongyang leaflets

Describing South Korea as an “enemy,” Kim Yo-jong repeated an earlier threat she had made by saying Seoul will soon witness the collapse of a “useless” inter-Korean liaison office in the border town of Kaesong.

As floating propaganda leaflets irritate North Korea, it appears the South isn't all that happy either
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As floating propaganda leaflets irritate North Korea, it appears the South isn't all that happy either

Hydrogen balloons float over the world’s most heavily-guarded border, unleashing their payloads in North Korea like snowflakes: Propaganda leaflets calling Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, a “devil” who will meet the same bloody end as Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya

North Korea threatens to shut liaison office in Kaesong, says South Korea failed to prevent activists from sending dissenting leaflets across border
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North Korea threatens to shut liaison office in Kaesong, says South Korea failed to prevent activists from sending dissenting leaflets across border

North Korea threatened to permanently shut a liaison office with South Korea as it continued to condemn its rival for failing to prevent activists from sending anti-North Korean leaflets across the border

Indian Army considers allowing young professionals to join force for 3-year tenure: A look at military conscription laws around the world
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Indian Army considers allowing young professionals to join force for 3-year tenure: A look at military conscription laws around the world

Such a voluntary three-year-stint in the army would be distinct from a permanent job in the armed forces, which entails pension and other such benefits.

Russia awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong-un for preserving memories of Soviet soldiers killed in North Korea
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Russia awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong-un for preserving memories of Soviet soldiers killed in North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany

South Korea says troops exchanged fire with North Korean soldiers across border after its guard post was targetted
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South Korea says troops exchanged fire with North Korean soldiers across border after its guard post was targetted

The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement that North Korean troops fired several bullets at a South Korean guard post inside the heavily fortified border. South Korea fired two rounds in response after issuing a warning broadcast, it said.

North Korean State media reports first 'public appearance' of Kim Jong-un after weeks of speculation over his health
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North Korean State media reports first 'public appearance' of Kim Jong-un after weeks of speculation over his health

After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong Un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the completion of a fertilizer plant north of Pyongyang, the first report of his appearance since 11 April.

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
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USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom

In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims

Uncertainty over Kim Jong-un’s health shows South Korea's limited intelligence network in Pyongyang, casts doubts on future of North Korean government
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Uncertainty over Kim Jong-un’s health shows South Korea's limited intelligence network in Pyongyang, casts doubts on future of North Korean government

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's prolonged public absence has led to rumors of ill health and worries about how it could influence the future of what one analyst calls Northeast Asia's Achilles’ heel