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North Korean People’s Army soldiers take part in a rally at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to swear allegiance to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of the second anniversary of the death of his father and former leader Kim Jong Il. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s execution of his uncle and de facto deputy raises the risk of “reckless provocations” from the north, South Korean p(...)

Drying crops  at a collective farm  about 20 kilometres from the center of Pyongyang, North Korea

Satellite photographs showing darkness over North Korea at night, with dim spots of light at the capital Pyongyang, contrasting with the bright electr(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at his uncle, North Korean politician Jang Song Thaek (L), during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang in July. Photograph:  Jason Lee/Reuters.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have dismissed a powerful uncle, a man key to his rise to power, from his posts, South Korean politicia(...)

North Korean soldiers with military dogs take part in drills in an unknown location in this unauthenticated picture released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency. Photograph: REUTERS/KCNA RS

Concern, the only Irish non-government organisation to provide aid to North Korea, is set to return to the area after suspending operations the(...)

Workers take a photograph during a visit to the plaza park of Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung yesterday. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Reuters

North Korea issued new threats against South Korea today, vowing "sledge-hammer blows" of retaliation if South Korea did not apologise for anti-Nor(...)

A Chinese border guard tries to stop his picture from being taken as he and his compatriot patrol the Tumen river in China’s Jilin province, across from North Korea. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/ getty images

A container lorry trundles across the bridge from Tumen to North Korea, slowing to allow for speed bumps. At the far side a large portrait of N(...)

North Korean party officials visit Mankyongdae, the birthplace of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung, on the 101st anniversary of his birth, in Pyongyang today in this photo distributed by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency

Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets today to celebra(...)

 US secretary of state John Kerry shakes hands with China's premier Li Keqiang during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai compound  in Beijing, yesterday as part of his Asiann tour. Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state John Kerry vowed today that the United States would protect its Asian allies against any provocative acts by North Korea (...)

Actress and humanitarian campaigner Angelina Jolie speaks at a news conference on sexual violence against women during the G8 meeting in central London today. Photograph: Alastair Grant/Pool/Reuters

Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries condemned "in the strongest possible terms" North Korea's development of nuclear weapons (...)

A South Korean soldier checks media vehicles  before they go to South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap/Reuters

North Korea intensified threats of an imminent conflict against the United States and the South today, warning foreigners to evacuate South Korea t(...)

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