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North Korea executes vice premier in latest purge - South

SEOUL North Korea has executed its vice premier for education and rebuked two high-ranking officials, South Korea said on Wednesday, which, if true, would mark a new series of measures by leader Kim Jong Un to discipline top aides.

UPDATE 1-North Korea executes vice premier in latest purge - South 4:40am BST

* N.Korean leader appears to launch new campaign against top aides

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Japan's military seeks record spending to counter North Korea, China moves 4:29am BST

TOKYO Japan's defence ministry on Wednesday asked for a hike in spending to record levels, as it juggles its responses to a growing ballistic missile threat from North Korea and China's assertive moves in the East China Sea.

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Japan's military seeks record spending to counter North Korea, China moves 4:12am BST

TOKYO Japan's defense ministry on Wednesday asked for a hike in spending to record levels, as it juggles its responses to a growing ballistic missile threat from North Korea and China's assertive moves in the East China Sea.

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North Korea makes progress on missiles, but no evidence of nuclear weapons yet 3:55am BST

SEOUL North Korea has made considerable progress this year on weapons technology, including testing a submarine-launched missile for the first time, but it's still not clear if the isolated nation has developed a nuclear warhead.

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North Korea makes progress on missiles, but no evidence of nuclear weapons yet 3:23am BST

SEOUL North Korea has made considerable progress this year on weapons technology, including testing a submarine-launched missile for the first time, but it's still not clear if the isolated nation has developed a nuclear warhead.

N.Korea makes progress on missiles, but no evidence of nuclear weapons yet 12:00am BST

SEOUL, Aug 31 North Korea has made considerable progress this year on weapons technology, including testing a submarine-launched missile for the first time, but it's still not clear if the isolated nation has developed a nuclear warhead.

North Korea publicly executes two officials - South Korean newspaper 30 Aug 2016

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