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This year
North Korea fires missiles ahead of key anniversary
South Korea’s defence ministry said two ballistic missiles flew about 400 kilometers before falling into the sea.
North Korea fires missile believed to be new type of weapon
The potentially new type of missile prompted an evacuation order on Japan’s northernmost island.
Last year
Seoul says warning shots were fired after North Korean drone enters territory
South Korea fired warning shots and deployed fighter jets and attack helicopters.
All time
Red Cross warn that North Korea is on the brink of a 'full-blown' food crisis as crops fail in heatwave
Recent UN sanctions have deepened the food crisis in the secretive state.
11 photos of life in North Korea, according to its swanky new tourism website
Fancy a citybreak?
85-year-old American granddad released from North Korea
Merrill Newman had been visiting Pyongyang as a tourist when he was accused by the North Korean goverment of committing a number of crimes.
North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety
European countries have been told to consider withdrawing personnel from Pyongyang if the tension there escalates further.
North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions
“The North is apparently intent on firing missiles without prior warning,” a South Korean official said.
How South Korea is training ‘cyber warriors’ for battle against North Korea
North Korea is believed to have a cyber warfare unit staffed by around 3,000 people – so South Korea is defending itself against any possible attacks.
UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test
Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.
Google boss Eric Schmidt arrives in North Korea
The Google chairman and the former governor of New Mexico say they are on a private humanitarian mission which is not connected to the US government.
North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen
The man entered North Korea as a tourist and committed an unspecified crime, according to North Korean authorities.
Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket
America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.
North Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef
The chef, who is believed to have worked for Kim Jong-Il before his death, is one of the few people to publicly speak out about meeting Kim Jong Un and his new wife.
6 of the strangest videos on North Korea's YouTube channel
Our favourite is the one with around sixty soldiers playing kazoos on a stage.
North Korea show used Mickey without Disney approval
A show for Kim Jong-Un and his most powerful generals featured several trademarked Disney characters – despite America being North Korea’s major foe.
North Korea reports serious drought
The communist country has had very little rain in the last month which threatens to damage crops as the country enters a critical planting season.
North Korea criticises Obama’s 'confrontational stance' over launch
The US and South Korea are concerned the rocket launches are a cover to test long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
Obama warns North Korea against conducting rocket test
The US president said there will be consequences if North Korea goes ahead with its plans to test a long-range rocket next month.
The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral
The funeral of the North Korean dictator has been taking place in Pyongyang today. Here’s a round-up of the 10 most grabbing photographs from it.
What's going to happen at Kim Jong-Il's funeral tomorrow?
The funeral of the former leader of North Korea, who has been lying in state since he died on 17 December, is expected to see mass grief from mourners.
Middlesbrough Ladies to tour North Korea
Possibly the most improbable football story since North Korea qualified for the World Cup last year.