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North Korea publicly executes two officials - South Korean newspaper

SEOUL North Korea publicly executed two officials in early August for disobeying leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean newspaper reported on Tuesday, in what would be the latest in a series of high-level purges under the young leader's rule, if confirmed.

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U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches 27 Aug 2016

SEOUL The UN Security Council late on Friday condemned a series of missile launches by North Korea after failing to do so earlier this month when China had wanted a statement also to oppose the planned deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea.

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North Korea's Kim declares sub missile launch 'greatest success' 25 Aug 2016

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it "the greatest success," which puts the country in the "front rank" of nuclear military powers, official media reported on Thursday. | Video

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North Korea's Kim declares sub missile launch 'greatest success' 25 Aug 2016

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it "the greatest success," which puts the country in the "front rank" of nuclear military powers, official media reported on Thursday. | Video

UPDATE 2-N.Korea's Kim declares sub missile launch 'greatest success' 25 Aug 2016

* UN Security Council meets behind close doors to discuss launch

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North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan 25 Aug 2016

SEOUL North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. | Video

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North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan 25 Aug 2016

SEOUL North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. | Video

Japan, China, South Korea to urge North Korea to stop provocation 24 Aug 2016

TOKYO Japan, China and South Korea agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from provocation and follow U.N. Security Council resolutions, after its latest missile launch towards Japan early on Wednesday.

UPDATE 5-North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan 24 Aug 2016

* Apparently successful test shows North's technology progressing

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North Korea lays new landmines near border truce village: report 23 Aug 2016

SEOUL North Korea has laid landmines in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, the South's Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, as tension rose on the divided peninsula after the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises.