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N Korea video shows US city under attack

A screengrab from the Uriminzokkiri video.

North Korea, poised to conduct a nuclear test any day now, has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack.

Tuesday, 5 February, 2013, 3:46pm

North Korea camouflages nuclear test site

A satellite image captured on January 23 shows the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility in North Korea. Photo: AFP

North Korea has covered the entrance to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in an apparent effort to avoid satellite monitoring ahead of a widely expected detonation.

1 Feb 2013 - 12:34pm

South Korea warns North of 'serious consequences' over nuclear test

Incoming South Korea president Park Geun-hye and current President Lee Myung-bak. Photo: AP

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak held an emergency security meeting on Thursday that warned North Korea of “serious consequences” if it went through with an expected nuclear test.

The meeting at the presidential Blue House included the defence minister, National Intelligence Service chief and the national security adviser.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

South Korea joins space club with first satellite launch

A successful launch of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle would be a huge boost for South Korea. Photo: Reuters

South Korea succeeded on Wednesday in its third attempt to put a satellite into orbit, in a test of national pride after rival North Korea got there first last month.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Activity seen at North Korean atomic test site

This January 4 satellite image shows North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test facility where roads have been kept clear of snow over the past month. Photo: AP

Satellite images reveal ongoing activity at North Korea’s atomic test site, according to a US research institute.

28 Jan 2013 - 9:47pm 1 comment

Defiant North Korea holds rally as it vows more launches

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un celebrates the successful rocket launch, in a photo released by KCNA. Photo: Xinhua

Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans held a mass rally on Friday to celebrate the nuclear-armed state’s rocket launch, as its youthful leader vowed new launches in defiance of US-led outrage.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China ‘lacks leverage’ over North Korea

Photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are plastered outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Beijing lacks leverage over North Korea and will block moves for strong new sanctions for fear of weakening its position further, Chinese state media said on Thursday following Pyongyang’s rocket launch.

China is the North’s sole major ally, considered the nation with the most influence over Pyongyang, and after Wednesday’s rocket flight US officials urged it to intervene.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

North Korea’s satellite ‘orbiting normally’

Technicians monitor the launch of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 at the satellite control centre on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

The satellite launched by North Korea’s long-range rocket is in operational orbit, South Korea’s defence ministry said on Thursday, confirming the success of Pyongyang’s stated space mission.

13 Dec 2012 - 1:01pm

China raps North Korea over provocative rocket launch

North Korean staff at the Three Revolution Exhibition Hall chat with one another inside the Satellite Hall after hearing the news of a rocket launch in Pyongyang. Photo: AP

North Korea’s sole major ally China expressed regret on Wednesday at Pyongyang’s long-range rocket launch, saying it should abide by UN resolutions.

12 Dec 2012 - 9:24pm

Timeline: North Korea's missile development

What is believed to be a Taepodong-class missile is on display at a parade in April. Photo: AFP

North Korea on Wednesday launched a long-range rocket which Japanese authorities said passed over its southern island chain of Okinawa. It was the second launch this year, after a failed attempt in April.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan makes no attempt to shoot down North Korea rocket

Japan had said it had been preparing missile units to intercept North Korea's rocket. Above, troops in Tokyo. Photo: EPA

Japan did not try to shoot down a North Korean rocket as it passed over its southern island chain of Okinawa, the government said on Wednesday, strongly condemning the launch.

Tokyo confirmed the launch had taken place and that said it believed parts of the rocket had fallen into the sea off the Korean peninsula, with another part dropping into the ocean near the Philippines.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am