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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea softens fiery rhetoric with promise to send cheerleaders to South

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:14am

    ... in order to improve relationships between the North and the South and to create an atmosphere of national reconciliation.” Pyongyang issued another call on Monday for a lowering of military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548573/north-korea-softens-fiery-rhetoric-promise-send-cheerleaders-south
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Arrested in North Korea, two American tourists to be put on trial

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:37am

    ... for North Korean human rights issues, to discuss Bae’s case. The KCNA announcement comes a day after Pyongyang fired two short-range ballistic missiles, defying a United Nations ban on the reclusive ... diplomatic conflict over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes. In May, the US State Department issued an advisory urging Americans not to travel to North Korea because of the “risk of arbitrary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543425/american-tourists-face-jail-north-korea
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea appears to have obtained copy of Russian cruise missile

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang obtains copy of Russian cruise missile North Korea appears to have acquired a sea-based copy of a Russian cruise missile, the latest step in an effort to enhance its maritime strike capability, a US think-tank said yesterday. A state propaganda film disseminated on social media sites, including YouTube, provides a very brief glimpse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535202/north-korea-appears-have-obtained-copy-russian-cruise-missile
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea cruise missile fuels proliferation concerns

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:35am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea appears to have acquired a sea-based copy of a Russian cruise missile, the latest step in an effort to enhance its maritime strike capability, a US think-tank said on Tuesday. A state propaganda film disseminated on social media sites, including YouTube, provides a very brief glimpse of the missile being launched from a naval vessel. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1534540/north-korea-cruise-missile-fuels-proliferation-concerns
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea detains US tourist; three now in custody

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:49am by Reuters

    ... April. In May, the US State Department issued an advisory urging Americans not to travel to North Korea because of the “risk of arbitrary arrest and detention” even while holding valid visas. ... asylum, KCNA said in April. Bae was arrested in 2012 and has been sentenced to 15 years’ hard labour on charges of state subversion. His family says he suffers from a variety of health issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526531/north-korea-detained-american-tourist-right-departure-sources
  6. 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

    ... and social system chosen by the Korean people in the long run,” he said. “The US and the West had better put under control the worst human rights abuses in their own countries and mind their own business,” the statement added. “The more vociferous the US and its allied forces become in their human rights racket intended to hurt the prestige of our dignified Republic and its social system, ...

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

    UN human rights inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:33am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... said: “We’re not going to see any rapid progress on this.” China has acted as North Korea’s protector on the Security Council. Though on the issue of Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486681/un-human-rights-inquiry-chief-wants-n-korea-hauled-international-court
  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea issues photo of Kim Jong-un's uncle being detained as execution rumours abound

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 09:22am by Agencies and Kristine Kwok

    ... Agencies in Seoul and Kristine Kwok High-profile former ally Jang Song-thaek is seized by guards at meeting in Pyongyang as young leader looks to squash dissent among ruling elite Kim purges his uncle in a display of power North Korea confirmed yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1376648/north-korea-issues-photo-kim-jong-uns-uncle-being-detained-execution
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

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

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

    ... 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 of systematic executions, torture, rape and mass starvation inflicted by the Pyongyang government were laid out in a report issued by a UN commission of inquiry last month. The commission, led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1449609/us-hopeful-high-level-un-debate-north-korean-rights
  10. 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

    ... directives on hairstyles weren't much of an issue, since most people voluntarily kept their hair neat and conservatively styled. In 2005, however, the government waged war against men with long ...

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

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