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N. Korea may be restarting nuclear reactor for atom bomb research

U.S. security think tank 38 North has analyzed satellite imagery and surmises that North Korea may be restarting a research reactor to carry on atomic bomb research.

UN panel on N. Korea rights says report still stands

Seoul - The head of the UN commission that produced a damning report on North Korean rights abuses has dismissed Pyongyang's claim that doubts about the credibility of a prominent witness made the panel's findings "invalid.

'Nut rage' trial opens of Korean Air heiress

Seoul - The trial opened Monday of Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-Ah, charged with aviation safety violations following a now notorious "nut rage" incident that triggered a national uproar.

N.Korean 'Camp 14' gulag survivor admits parts of story untrue

Seoul - A North Korean gulag survivor whose torture and daring escape were detailed in a best-selling book has admitted that parts of his story are untrue, and said Sunday he may end his campaign against human rights abuses.

Divers recover AirAsia cockpit voice recorder

Kumai - Indonesian divers on Tuesday retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea as the airline's boss vowed to overcome the "toughest times" he has known.

Indonesia retrieves crashed AirAsia jet's flight data recorder

Kumai - Indonesian divers Monday retrieved the flight data recorder of the AirAsia plane that went down in the Java Sea with 162 people on board, a potential breakthrough in efforts to discover what caused the crash.

S.Korean president welcomes N.Korea's dialogue offer

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday welcomed North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's statement that he was open to the "highest-level" talks, urging the North to implement its commitment to dialogue.

Runaway N. Korean soldier kills four Chinese: Reports

Seoul - A North Korean believed to be a runaway soldier killed four Chinese citizens during a robbery after he crossed the border into China in search of food, media reports said Monday.

N. Korea slams 'hostile' U.S. sanctions over Sony hack

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday lashed out at fresh sanctions imposed by the United States in retaliation for its alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures, criticising Washington for refusing a proposed joint investigation.

Seoul says North Korea talks must have no strings attached

Seoul - North Korea must approach dialogue with South Korea with no strings attached if it genuinely wants to improve ties, a Seoul spokesman said Friday, after the communist state's leader mooted bilateral talks.

Korean Air heiress arrested for 'nut rage'

Seoul - Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-Ah was arrested on Tuesday for delaying a flight with a tantrum over snacks in a "nut rage" incident that caused a national uproar, according to a media report.

South Korea proposes talks with North Korea next month

Seoul - A top South Korean official offered Monday to hold high-level talks with North Korea in January, as Pyongyang battles growing pressure over human rights and a cyber row with the US.

N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey', suffers new Internet outage

Seoul - North Korea suffered a new Internet outage on Saturday shortly after calling US President Barack Obama a "monkey" over the release of a comedy film about a fictional plot to kill its leader.

Gas leak kills three at S. Korea nuclear plant

Seoul - Three people were killed in a gas leak Friday at an under-construction atomic reactor in South Korea, but the national nuclear operator ruled out any connection to a cyber-attack that targeted the plant last week.

U.S., allies agree trilateral accord on North Korea intelligence

Seoul - The United States, Japan and South Korea have agreed a rare trilateral military arrangement on intelligence sharing about North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, officials said on Friday.

Mistletoe could help combat liver disease

Mistletoe is not just for kissing under during Christmas. The berries from the tree could help combat obesity related liver disease, according to a new study.

US dismisses N. Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China's help

Seoul - The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang.

Judge charged for planting drugs on woman who denied his advances

On Thursday, a former judge was found guilty on charges after he allegedly planted methamphetamine on a woman after she refused his sexual advances inside his chambers.

Korean Air heiress questioned over 'nut rage'

Seoul - Korean prosecutors questioned Korean Air heiress and former senior executive Cho Hyun-Ah on Wednesday over over the "nut rage" incident aboard a plane this month, which sparked a national uproar.

S.Korea to punish Korean Air over 'nut rage' incident

Seoul - South Korea says it will punish Korean Air with a flight ban or fines after the daughter of its chief executive delayed a flight with a tantrum over how some snacks were served, in a "nut rage" incident that caused a national uproar.
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