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Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea

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SEOUL - Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset", acquaintances who met or worked with him said.

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Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea 2:57am BST

SEOUL - Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset", acquaintances who met or worked with him said.

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North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden' 1:10am BST

SEOUL - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.

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North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden' 1:09am BST

SEOUL - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labour by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.

Soccer-North Korea take on South Korea in youth final 19 Sep 2014

BANGKOK, Sept 19 - Organisers will be hoping peace is maintained when South Korea take on North Korea in the politically charged final of the AFC's Under-16 championships in the Thai capital on Saturday.

South Korea fires warning shots at North's patrol boat 19 Sep 2014

SEOUL - South Korea fired warning shots on Friday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed maritime border to the west of the divided peninsula, the South's military said.

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North Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage - Japan government 19 Sep 2014

TOKYO - North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary report on the status of its investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago and of other missing Japanese, the government spokesman in Tokyo said on Friday.

N.Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage-Japan govt 19 Sep 2014

TOKYO, Sept 19 - North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary report on the status of its investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago and of other missing Japanese, the government spokesman in Tokyo said on Friday.

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Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea 18 Sep 2014

SEOUL - Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset", acquaintances who met or worked with him said.

South Korea arrests American trying to swim to North Korea: report 17 Sep 2014

SEOUL - South Korean marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea and said he had been trying to go to the North to meet its leader, Korean media reported.