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article 08 April 2014 World, North Korea
Kimg Jong-un (picture: Reuters)
North Korean official 'executed by flamethrower'

North Korea's regime executes a high-ranking official "by flamethrower", a South Korean newspaper reports.

article 01 April 2014 World, North Korea
Kim Jong-un watches what was reported to be a miltiary drill of assault drones
South Korea drone crash - did it come from the North?

An unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, has crashed in South Korea, officials say, raising suspicions that it is a part of North Korea's burgeoning espionage arsenal.

article 31 March 2014 World, United States
Joint landing operation by US and South Korean Marines (picture: Getty)
North and South Korea exchange territorial fire

North and South Korea pepper each other's territorial waters with artillery shells in the latest show of tensions between the two old enemies.

article 27 March 2014 World, Malaysia
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48 years on death row: Japanese man finally released

As a Japanese man is released after 48 years on death row - a new report shows that publicly disclosed executions jumped nearly 15 per cent in 2013.

article 17 February 2014 World, North Korea
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North Korea report 'will not have much effect in near term'

Ambassador Christopher Hill tells Channel 4 News a UN report detailing grave human rights abuses in North Korea will not have much effect in the immediate future.

article 17 February 2014 World, North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
Life in North Korea: executions, starvation and fear

The horrific brutality of life in North Korea is laid bare in a UN report, which describes how the state maintains a climate of fear through executions, enforced disappearances and starvation.

video 17 February 2014 World, North Korea

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North Korea: miscarriages, executions and starvation - video

Ahead of a detailed UN report on human rights in North Korea. Amnesty International releases a video of former prisoners and guards describing the extreme suffering in Kim Jong-un's gulags.

article 09 January 2014 World, North Korea
Dennis Rodman
Basketball, booze & Kim Jong-un: Rodman says sorry for rant

A day after singing Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, former NBA star Dennis Rodman apologies for his comments about captive US missionary Kenneth Bae.

article 03 January 2014 World, China
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by Kim Jong-un 'watched as uncle killed by dogs'

The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had his uncle torn apart by hungry dogs after deciding to execute him for treason, a report from China claims.

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