A man watches a TV news program reporting that North Korean people’s armed forces minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP 0:55

The minister of the People’s Armed Forces in North Korea was recently executed as a “traitor” for showing disrespect for its top leader, Kim Jong Un, (...)

Soldiers of the US army 23rd chemical battalion check their gas masks for a demonstration of their equipment during a ceremony at Camp Stanley in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, South Korea, yesterday. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

North Korea has moved a missile with a “considerable range” to the east coast of the country but the weapon is not capable of (...)