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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea hits out at UN meeting over its human rights abuses

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 05:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... abuses. Michael Kirby – the head of a special UN inquiry into North Korean rights abuses – had told Thursday’s get-together convened by Australia, France and the United States that “perpetrators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489302/north-korea-hits-out-un-meeting-over-its-human-rights-abuses
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea denounces US ‘double-standards’ over South’s missile tests

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... was designed for purely scientific missions. The international community said it was a disguised ballistic missile test and the UN Security Council tightened existing sanctions as a result.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1476188/north-korea-denounces-us-double-standards-over-souths-missile-tests
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea has increased excavation work at main nuclear test site

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 12:51am by AFP

    ... other tunnels at the site already appear complete. Visible indications of an imminent test- camouflage netting, special vehicles- can usually be detected four to six weeks in advance. Based ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul N Korea steps up nuclear test site work Recent satellite imagery suggests North Korea has stepped up excavation work at its main nuclear test site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428043/north-korea-has-increased-excavation-work-main-nuclear-test-site
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rumoured order for students in Pyongyang to copy Kim Jong-un’s hairstyle goes viral

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... "It's definitely not true." An Associated Press journalist in Pyongyang also said he had not seen any recent changes in hairstyles among college students. Wide interest in the reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459811/rumoured-order-students-pyongyang-copy-kim-jong-uns-hairstyle-goes-viral
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Satellite images show North Korea nuclear tests ‘on hold’

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang nuclear tests 'on hold' Recent satellite images of North Korea's nuclear and rocket test sites do not point to any imminent tests, ... Punggye-ri test site in the northeast, but there was little or no activity at other key parts of the facility, said the closely followed 38 North website of the Johns Hopkins University's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1454376/pyongyang-nuclear-tests-hold
  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Chinese passenger jet carrying 220 people in near miss with North Korean missile

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:52pm by Bloomberg, AFP

    ... in self-defence and would not abandon its nuclear deterrent for the sake of dialogue. All North Korean troops were on "special alert" in response to the joint US-South Korean drills that began ... long-range missile launch site. Addressing the same committee in Seoul, South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin said the North's tests were clearly meant to be provocative. "Our military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441024/chinese-passenger-jet-carrying-220-people-near-miss-north-korean-missile
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Koreans vote in parliament 'election' that may offer clues to shifts in power

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 12:47pm by AFP

    ... adopted a special ordinance formalising the country's position as a nuclear weapons state- a status that both South Korea and the United States have vowed not to recognise. The real interest ... was 91 per cent as of 2pm yesterday. Those who are ill or infirm and cannot travel to polling stations are casting votes at special "mobile ballot boxes", it added. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1444206/north-koreans-vote-parliament-election-may-offer-clues-shifts-power
  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US hopeful of high-level UN debate on North Korean rights

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US hopeful of high-level UN debate on N Korea The United States supports UN Security Council discussion of North Korea's alleged crimes against humanity, a senior official said. But Robert King, US special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, expressed concern over whether the council had time to take up the issue. Details ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1449609/us-hopeful-high-level-un-debate-north-korean-rights
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea resumes missile site construction: US institute

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 05:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul US think tank publishes satellite images it says indicate Pyongyang is working to develop its nuclear missile launch site North Korea has resumed construction work on a missile launch site on its northeast coast after a months-long hiatus, part of a renewed push for its nuclear and missile programmes, according to a US think-tank. Recent satellite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1369609/north-korea-resumes-missile-site-construction-us-institute
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Analysts predict North Korea could launch fourth rocket test in show of nuclear strength

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... "This would be beneficial not only to meeting the US interests but also to ensuring the security of its mainland." In March last year, North Korea put its "strategic" rocket units ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1449607/analysts-predict-north-korea-could-launch-fourth-rocket-test-show-nuclear

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