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Facebook's promise: A news feed with less news

Will Facebook's reforms deal with hate speech, fake news and the need for moderation? Plus, South Korea's 'Defector TV'.

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Defense stymied as trial resumes Monday in N. Korean murder

Malaysia's high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader resumes Monday after a seven-week recess, with defense lawyers saying their efforts have been stymied by missing links.

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UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the threat from weapons of mass destruction "seems to be gathering force" and is urging expanded diplomatic efforts to tackle the security challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

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North Korean phone users get photo beauty app

Spring Scent is the latest homegrown app available to North Korea's 3.5 million smartphone owners.

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'We understand North Korea' - South Korea

South Korea's foreign minister says it will continue talks with the North with "clear eyes".

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North Korea Aligning With South Korea for the Winter Olympics Is Already Causing Controversy

The agreement between North Korea and South Korea to march under one flag for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Feb. 9 would seem to suggest that sports could help achieve the ultimate diplomatic breakthrough. After mounting tensions over North

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North and South Korea agree to form first unified Olympic team

The agreement came during a third round of talks between the rival Koreas.        

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Kim Jong Un's Ex and lead singer of North Korea's only girl band appears at Olympic meeting despite rumour he had her executed

It fuelled rumours that North Korea's only girl band, whose biggest hit is a cover of the Rocky theme, might appear at Winter Olympics

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2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in less than 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Games in the South.

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Kim Jong Un's ex, North Korea's girl band leader appears at Olympic meeting despite gruesome execution rumors

Kim Jong Un’s rumored ex-girlfriend and the leader of the regime’s only all-girl music group appeared at the meeting between the North and the South on Monday — one of the few images of Hyon Song Wol in public after years of speculati

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North Korea's 'army of beauties' cheerleading squad heading to South Korea for Olympics

North Korea’s cheerleading squad — dubbed the Hermit Kingdom's “army of beauties” who are handpicked by Kim Jong Un himself — are set to make their fourth visit to South Korea for the Winter Olympics, and the beauty brigad

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How old is dictator Kim Jong-un, who is his wife and when did he become North Korea’s supreme leader?

KIM Jong-un and North Korea’s unrelenting pursuit of nuclear weapons in recent years has heightened global tensions and escalated the risk of military conflict with the US. But very little is known about the man behind the missiles, who was schoole

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Top North Korea expert makes the case for the US bombing Kim Jong Un's personal toilet

Jeffrey Lewis jokingly suggests the US should bomb Kim Jong Un's personal toilet in response to North Korea's missile tests — but jokes are sometimes half...

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Koreas discuss Northern art troupe's planned visit during Olympics

Officials from the Koreas met Monday to work out details about North Korea’s plan to send an art troupe to the South during next month’s Winter Olympics, as the rivals tried to follow up on the North’s recent agreement to cooperate in

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Panmunjom: Truce town in the Koreas

Here are five things to know about Panmunjom, famous for keeping the peace between North and South.

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Koreas Set to Meet Again for Winter Olympics Talks

The two Koreas agreed to meet for a second time on Monday to work out plans on how to accommodate North Korea’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics, in talks that are likely to determine how closely the two rivals will interact on

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South Korean ministry weighing cryptocurrency trading ban says there'll be 'careful consideration'

Reports said South Korea's justice ministry appeared to have softened its stance on banning cryptocurrency trading.

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North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site showing 'significant tunneling' activity

Tunneling is underway at North Korea's nuke test site in a sign the regime will maintain the facility.

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Satellite pics show ‘significant tunnelling’ at North Korea’s nuclear site where last five tests held

SATELLITE images show increased tunnelling at North Korea’s secret nuclear site– indicating that the crackpot country could be preparing another nuke test. The aerial pictures shows the “tunnel excavation” at the Punggye-ri facil

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China's Xi supports progress in inter-Korean talks: South Korea's Blue House

SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday welcomed recent progress in inter-Korean talks during a telephone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the South's Blue House said in a statement.

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S. Korea may face a ban on cryptocurrency trading

South Korea's justice minister said a bill to ban all cryptocurrency trading is in the works.

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Former general says he knows how powerful North Korea's military is

I.-B. Chun is one of the most distinguished officers in South Korea’s military history.        

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Authorities raid South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges

The crackdown on cryptocurrency exchanges comes as South Korea attempts to calm frenzied trading in virtual currencies.

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