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North Korea: Country in East Asia
North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The country is bordered to the north by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers, and to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. Pyongyang is the country's capital and largest city.

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No signs Kim received heart surgery: S Korea spy agency [Video]

No signs Kim received heart surgery: S Korea spy agency

There are no signs North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received heart surgery when he disappeared from state media for three weeks, but he reduced public activity due to coronavirus concerns, South Korean..

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North and South Korean troops fire at each other across the DMZ: South Korea [Video]

North and South Korean troops fire at each other across the DMZ: South Korea

North and South Korean troops exchanged small arms fire in the demilitarized zone on May 3.

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Pompeo: Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental' [Video]

Pompeo: Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental'

Shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely “accidental,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday as speculation continues to swirl about the health of..

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Korea border gunfire marks Kim's 'return' [Video]

Korea border gunfire marks Kim's 'return'

Shots rang out over the fractious border between North and South Korea early on Sunday, just a day after Kim Jong Un reappeared after a three week absence from public life. David Doyle reports.

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The subtle and not-so-subtle of Kim's return [Video]

The subtle and not-so-subtle of Kim's return

No explanation has been given by North Korea over Kim Jong Un's sudden reappearance, but video aired by his state-run news agency may hold clues and its own messaging. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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N Korea's Kim Jong Un makes first 'public appearance' in weeks [Video]

N Korea's Kim Jong Un makes first 'public appearance' in weeks

State media report Kim attended the completion of a fertiliser plant after weeks of speculation over his health.

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Video shows Kim Jong Un weeks after disappearance [Video]

Video shows Kim Jong Un weeks after disappearance

North Korea's state-run media have shown video they say shows leader Kim Jong Un touring a fertilizer factory, after weeks of rumor regarding his health and whereabouts.

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Kim Jong Un makes public appearance amid speculation about his health [Video]

Kim Jong Un makes public appearance amid speculation about his health

Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in 20 days amid speculation about his health. The North Korean leader cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of a fertiliser factory in Sunchon. It was..

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Kim Jong Un reportedly seen in public [Video]

Kim Jong Un reportedly seen in public

North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on Saturday leader Kim Jong Un attended the completion of a fertilizer plant in a region north of the capital, Pyongyang, in the first report of his public..

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Satellite images of luxury yachts further suggest Kim at North Korean resort: experts [Video]

Satellite images of luxury yachts further suggest Kim at North Korean resort: experts

Satellite imagery showing recent movements of luxury boats often used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provide further evidence he has been at a coastal resort, according to experts who monitor the..

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South Korean Government 'Aware' Of Kim Jong Un's Location [Video]

South Korean Government 'Aware' Of Kim Jong Un's Location

A top South Korean official said “the government is aware of Kim Jong Un’s location.” According to Business Insider, the North Korean dictator hasn’t been seen since April 11. This has caused..

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South Korea Reports Kim Jong Un Is 'Alive and Well' Amid Rumours of His Death [Video]

South Korea Reports Kim Jong Un Is 'Alive and Well' Amid Rumours of His Death

South Korea has told CNN that the rumours of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's death are untrue.

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South Korea says North Korea's Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus [Video]

South Korea says North Korea's Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus

North Korean leader Kim's absence from public ceremonies on the birth anniversary of his grandfather and founder of the country, Kim Il Sung, was unprecedented, and he has not been seen in public..

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Trump offers well-wishes to Kim Jong Un [Video]

Trump offers well-wishes to Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump has offered his well-wishes to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The president sent his regards to Kim Jong-Un following reports a botched surgery has left the North Korean..

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China on Kim's health: We have no new info to offer [Video]

China on Kim's health: We have no new info to offer

China's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that Beijing has no new information for the public regarding Kim Jong Un's health, as conflicting reports mount on the North Korean leader's..

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North Korean TV broadcasts message from Kim Jong Un [Video]

North Korean TV broadcasts message from Kim Jong Un

North Korean state TV has relayed a message of thanks from Kim Jong Un to construction workers building a tourism resort. The news bulletin came during worldwide speculation over the leader's health,..

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South Korean officials call for caution amid reports on Kim's health [Video]

South Korean officials call for caution amid reports on Kim's health

South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill, emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea.

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Kim Jong Un vows to further bolster nuclear war deterrence

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South Korea spy agency says no signs North Korea's Kim received heart surgery

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Facility near Pyongyang airport linked to North Korea's missile programme, U.S. think-tank says

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North Korea defectors criticised over speculation Kim was ill or dead

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Trump says glad to see North Korea's Kim 'back, and well!'

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Satellite images of luxury boats further suggest North Korea's Kim at favoured villa: experts

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