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28 min ago | NEWS.com.au

US man charged with IS recruiting

SUSPICION for the brutal slaying of two British backpackers on the Thai holiday island of Koh Tao has swung back around onto an unnamed British man. SUSPICION for the brutal slaying of two British backpackers on the Thai holiday island of Koh Tao has swung back around onto an unnamed British man.

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4 hrs ago | Reuters

Russia and West at odds over Syria at U.N. nuclear meeting

Russia is pushing for the issue of Syria's alleged past nuclear activities to be removed from the agenda of the U.N. atomic agency's board, diplomats said on Wednesday. Western members of the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency are against the Russian initiative as they believe Damascus should be kept under pressure to cooperate with the IAEA's long-stalled inquiry, the diplomats said.

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8 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

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8 hrs ago | TheCourier.com

U.S. man held for alleged attempt to swim to N KoreaSouth Korean army ...

South Korean army soldiers stand guard at a military check point at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept.

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13 hrs ago | ABC News

S. Korea Detains US Man in Waters Near Border

In this Nov. 27, 1996 file photo, American Evan C. Hunzik, right, shakes hands with then-U.S. Rep. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., upon their arrival at Yokota Air Base, outskirts of Tokyo, following his release from North Korea after negotiations... View Full Caption FILE - In this Nov. 27, 1996 file photo, American Evan C. Hunzik, right, shakes hands with then-U.S. Rep. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., upon their arrival at Yokota Air Base, outskirts of Tokyo, following his release from North Korea after negotiations involving Richardson. Hunziker entered the North by swimming across the Yalu River, which marks the border with China.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Asia News Network

SEOUL: 'S. Korea, US need radar, interceptor system for N. Korean drones'

Seoul and Washington should jointly develop a radar and interceptor system for unmanned aircraft to cope with the growing number of North Korean drones encroaching on South Korean airspace and a globally intensifying robotics arms race, a US defence expert said Monday. Van Jackson, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, stressed the need for the allies to adapt to an "evolving global and regional context" in which military robotics has become a domain of strategic competition in Asia.

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Reuters

Exclusive: South Korea's Park says door open for talks with North

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly. However, Park said in an interview that Pyongyang must show sincerity in seeking a constructive dialogue and "walk the talk" in taking up South Korea's offers for engagement aimed at ending a deadlock after a decade of warming ties.

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Trend

President Rouhani: Iran attaches importance to expansion of relations with East Asia

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran attaches importance to expansion of relations and cooperation with East Asia, IRNA reported. President Rouhani said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is willing to develop economic cooperation with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and broaden the scope of mutual relations.

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12NewsNow.Com

Ex-Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening accused of role in 300K deaths

Courtesy NBC News MAINZ, Germany -- A 93-year-old German has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as a Nazi SS guard at Adolf Hitler's Auschwitz death camp, prosecutors announced Monday. Oskar Groening is suspected of aiding the Nazis' killing machine at the notorious concentration camp between May and July 1944, when some 425,000 Jews from Hungary were deported to Auschwitz and at least 300,000 were almost immediately murdered.

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CBS News

Rumbling volcano sees N. Korea warm to the West

Scientists know little about Mount Paektu because most of the mountain lies in North Korea, one of the world's most secretive countries. But for the first time, Western scientists have been allowed to study this sleeping giant, given extraordinary access to determine if -- or when -- it could wake up, reports CBS News correspondent Seth Doane.

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Nuclear Programmes of DPR Korea, Iran Remain Serious Concern

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano delivers his introductory statement at the Board of Governors Meeting in Vienna, Austria. Photo: IAEA/Dean Calma 15 September 2014 - The nuclear programmes of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Iran remain matters of serious concern, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said today, as he called on both countries to cooperate fully to clear up outstanding issues.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Chosun Ilbo

Wrecked N.Korean Drone Found Near Baeknyeong Island

The wreckage of a drone of presumed North Korean origin was found in waters near Baeknyeong Island in the West Sea on Monday. The discovery came about five months since three similar drones crashed here.

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Canada.com

Japanese wives who fled North Korea finding little sympathy back in homeland

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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Foreign Policy

We Don't Want to See Iran's Full Monty

Why forcing Tehran to reveal all about its nuclear past is not only TMI but totally unnecessary and potentially devastating. As you might guess, the answer is always no.

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Korea Herald

S. Korea marks Korean War victory despit...

South Korea went ahead Monday with an annual event marking a landmark military operation carried out in this port city during the 1950-53 Korean War, despite North Korea's denouncement of the ceremony. A day earlier, North Korea's Peaceful Reunification of Korea, a government body handling affairs with Seoul, denounced the annual event marking the Incheon landing operation as an "unpardonable challenge" to the peace-promoting philosophy of the Incheon Asian Games as well as an "unbearable provocation" to the regime.

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KYTX-TV News

N. Korea sentences American to six years hard labor

You might want to get the ball rolling on your holiday travel plans. Industry experts predict a high demand for airline tickets this year.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

AkiPress

09:47 North Korea sentences U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labor

North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release. Miller joins Kenneth Bae to become the second American currently serving a hard labor sentence in North Korea.

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Chosun Ilbo

N.Korea Plays China in Football Opener for Asian Games

North Korea will begin its 2014 Asian Games in Incheon with men's football. It has a preliminary match against China in Group F at 5 p.m. on Monday.

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Neatorama

Little North Korea: A Concentration of North Korean Refugees in London

Communities of Korean immigrants can be found across the world, but few of them from North Korea because it's hard to escape from that country-sized prison. About 20,000 Korean immigrants live in New Malden, a suburb of London.

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Daily Mail

Boy held over dogs' home fire may be moved for own safety after death threats made online

American who tore up tourist visa so he could be imprisoned 'to experience human rights abuses in North Korean prison' is sentenced to six-years hard labor Former U.S. air stewardess flying from New York to London for her honeymoon kicked cabin crew and shouted: 'F*** off.

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