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Malaysian PM says probe into airport killing will be fair

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KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday his government's investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be "objective", as tensions rose between the countries. | Video

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China wields stick with North Korea, but is still pushing for talks 11:36am GMT

BEIJING With the suspension of all North Korean coal imports, China has wielded a big stick against its reclusive neighbour, but there is no sign it will cut off all critical links and Beijing is still promoting talks to solve the dispute over Pyongyang's programme to develop nuclear weapons. | Video

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Murder in Malaysia shows North Korea reckless, bolder - South Korea PM 7:48am GMT

SEOUL The killing of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half- brother in Malaysia last week shows the brutality of isolated North Korea and its "terrorism tactics are getting bolder", South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said on Monday.

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Washington prepares to bring North Koreans to U.S. for talks - report 2:02am GMT

WASHINGTON Preparations are under way to bring senior North Korean officials to the United States for talks with former U.S. officials, the first such meeting in more than five years, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

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Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia after airport murder - police 19 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fled Malaysia on the day he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport and apparently killed by a fast-acting poison, police said on Sunday.

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China to suspend all imports of coal from North Korea 19 Feb 2017

SHANGHAI China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea starting Feb. 19, the country's commerce ministry said in a notice posted on its website on Saturday, as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country.

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Vietnamese man believes sister held over North Korean murder 19 Feb 2017

A Vietnamese man said on Sunday he believes his sister is one of the suspects arrested in Malaysia in connection with the murder of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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U.S. pushes Beijing to keep up pressure on North Korea 19 Feb 2017

WASHINGTON Washington urged Beijing to keep pressure on North Korea to return to talks aimed at preventing Pyongyang from making further advances in its weapons program in violation of U.N. resolutions.

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Malaysia arrests North Korean man as row over Kim Jong Nam's death escalates 18 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian police said on Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as a diplomatic spat over his body escalated.

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T-shirt designer hopes to cash in on North Korean assassination 18 Feb 2017

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S.-based designer said he hoped to cash in on the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother by selling T-shirts emblazoned with "LOL" in the style worn by his alleged assassin.