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Japan to send team to North Korea for update on abductions

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TOKYO - Japan will send officials to North Korea for an update on the reclusive country's investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago to train spies, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Monday.

Airborne leaflets torment North Korea; jeopardise talks with South 15 Oct 2014

POCHEON South Korea - Lee Min-bok stuffs plastic satchels with thousands of vinyl flyers criticising North Korea, instant noodle packs, and sometimes $1 (0.6282 pound) notes and USB sticks with South Korean soap operas.

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Airborne leaflets torment North Korea; jeopardize talks with South 15 Oct 2014

POCHEON South Korea - Lee Min-bok stuffs plastic satchels with thousands of vinyl flyers criticizing North Korea, instant noodle packs, and sometimes $1 notes and USB sticks with South Korean soap operas.

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North Korea leader Kim re-appears, with walking stick: state media 14 Oct 2014

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown using a cane for support, re-appeared in state media on Tuesday after a lengthy public absence that had fueled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive, nuclear-capable country. | Video

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North Korea leader Kim re-appears, with walking stick - state media 14 Oct 2014

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown using a cane for support, re-appeared in state media on Tuesday after a lengthy public absence that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive, nuclear-capable country. | Video

UPDATE 5-N. Korea leader Kim re-appears, with walking stick-state media 14 Oct 2014

SEOUL, Oct 14 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown using a cane for support, re-appeared in state media on Tuesday after a lengthy public absence that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive, nuclear-capable country.

UPDATE 3-N. Korea leader Kim appears in public with walking stick-state media 14 Oct 2014

SEOUL, Oct 14 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country.

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North Korean leader Kim makes first appearance since September 3 - KCNA 14 Oct 2014

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a residential district and a science academy, state media reported early on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country.

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North Korean leader Kim makes first appearance since September 3 14 Oct 2014

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a residential district and a science academy, state media reported early on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fueled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country.

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North Korean state media warn talks with the South in danger 13 Oct 2014

SEOUL - North Korea's state media said on Saturday that expected talks with the South to try to improve ties between the rivals were in danger of being canceled because authorities in Seoul allowed a group to send leaflets hostile to Pyongyang.