Pier with the sun setting behind a distant lighthouse in the Sea of Japan/East Sea. Photograph: Fábio Nascimento

The battered wooden “ghost boats” drift through the Sea of Japan for months, their only cargo the corpses of starved North Korean fishermen whose bodi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking to an injured Chinese tourist at a hospital during a visit with Chinese ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun (left), at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Photograph: AFP Photo/ KCNA via KNS

Kim Jong-un expressed his “bitter sorrow” over the deaths of dozens of Chinese tourists after their bus plunged off a bridge in North Korea. The sta(...)

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions about the in North Korea during a news conference in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans have died in a bus crash in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese(...)