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North Korea crimes to be documented for prosecution someday - U.N.

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GENEVA The United Nations' top human rights body agreed on Friday to widen its investigation into widespread violations in North Korea with a view to documenting alleged crimes against humanity for future prosecution.

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North Korea maintains readiness for nuclear test at any time - South Korea 24 Mar 2017

SEOUL North Korea has maintained readiness to conduct a new nuclear test at any time, a South Korean military official said on Friday, amid a report of a possible test within days as Pyongyang defies international pressure.

UPDATE 1-North Korea maintains readiness for nuclear test at any time - S.Korea 24 Mar 2017

SEOUL, March 24 North Korea has maintained readiness to conduct a new nuclear test at any time, a South Korean military official said on Friday, amid a report of a possible test within days as Pyongyang defies international pressure.

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U.S. may accuse North Korea in Bangladesh cyber heist - WSJ 22 Mar 2017

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, and that would charge alleged Chinese middlemen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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U.S. may accuse North Korea in Bangladesh cyber heist: WSJ 22 Mar 2017

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, and that would charge alleged Chinese middlemen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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North Korea missile test fails, U.S. and South say, as tensions simmer 22 Mar 2017

SEOUL A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded just after it was launched on Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the region. | Video

Reuters Select: Russia's underplayed losses in Syria 22 Mar 2017

Russia's forces in Syria have suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed. Maria Tsvetkova reports.

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Exclusive - North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms: envoy 22 Mar 2017

GENEVA North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programmes, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday. | Video

UPDATE 4-N.Korea missile test fails, US and South say, as tensions simmer 22 Mar 2017

SEOUL, March 22 A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded on Wednesday just after it was launched, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the region.

EXCLUSIVE-N.Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms -envoy 21 Mar 2017

GENEVA, March 21 North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programmes, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.