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A man passes by a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 24, 2016. North Korea said Thursday that it had successfully conducted a solid-fuel rocket engine test, which if confirmed would be a major step forward in boosting its missile attack capability against South Korea and the United States. The Korean letters on the screen read: "Kim Jong Un watches a solid-fueled rocket engine test." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea capital gears up for congress; South fears nuclear test

The isolated North has conducted a series of weapons tests, including three failed launches of an intermediate-range missile, in the run-up to the Workers’ Party congress starting in Pyongyang on Friday.

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South Korea warns of citizens’ potential abduction by North

Twelve women working at the restaurant in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo defected to the South with their manager last month.

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China, Russia urge US to drop South Korea missile defence proposal

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that Beijing would not allow war and chaos to break out on the Korean peninsula.

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North Korea failed with second mid-range missile test: South Korea

A ministry official said the North had fired what was believed to be a Musudan missile, but it plunged back to earth seconds after launch.

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North Korea puts mid-range Musudan missile on standby

Seoul’s Defense Ministry says it has no such intelligence.

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One killed, eight others injured as South Korean passenger train derails in Yeosu

The train’s second engineer was hurt seriously and remains hospitalized, while seven passengers suffered minor injuries.

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N Korea missile launch fails in embarrassing setback for leader Kim Jong Un

The Defence Ministry said it wasn’t immediately known whether the missile fired today morning was a short-range or mid-range missile.

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An employee pours a glass of craft beer at a brewed craft beer pub in Seoul, South Korea, April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Beer trouble: Why South Korea’s local brewers are crying foul

Beer imports surged 43 per cent last year in South Korea, as consumers, among the most enthusiastic beer drinkers in Asia, move beyond often-bland local lagers.

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South Korean president’s party suffers election setback

With almost all ballots counted, Park’s Saenuri Party yesterday won 122 seats in the 300-member National Assembly, while the main opposition Minjoo Party won 123, the most of any party.

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North Korea accuses US of laying Leningrad-style siege

North Korea has been making nuclear strike threats against the United States and South Korea for weeks, after the two countries launched joint military exercises.

U.S. Army's armored vehicle moves during the annual exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, Friday, April 1, 2016. North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul officials said, hours after the U.S., South Korean and Japanese leaders pledged to work closer together to prevent North Korea from advancing its nuclear and missile programs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Seoul: North Korea fires missile and tries to jam GPS signals

South Korean military officials on Friday said they detected the North firing a surface-to-air missile off its east coast, and it wasn’t immediately clear if the two were linked.

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Donald Trump: Saudi Arabia should protect themselves or they have to pay us

The real estate magnate also stated that nuclear proliferation was fast spreading and claimed that Iran is going to have nuclear weapons capability in 10 years’ time.

A man passes by a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 24, 2016. North Korea said Thursday that it had successfully conducted a solid-fuel rocket engine test, which if confirmed would be a major step forward in boosting its missile attack capability against South Korea and the United States. The Korean letters on the screen read: "Kim Jong Un watches a solid-fueled rocket engine test." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea reportedly conducted a high-powered, solid-fuel rocket engine test

The North’s state media said that leader Kim Jong Un expressed delight after observing the successful testing of a “large-output solid fuel rocket engine,” which made an “earth-shaking” sound as it spit out a large beam of fire.

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South Korea: Prepared for another North Korean nuclear test

A US think-tank said recent satellite images showed activity at the North’s main nuclear test site that suggest a further underground detonation could take place “any time”.