Man captured by North Korea in 1972 has returned home after 41 years
Closure of border unit was a major blow to heavily indebted economy of North
United Nations expert panel in Seoul hears harrowing evidence from former inmates
The reformed British drugs cheat speaks of his disappointment at the recent positive tests of fellow sprinters
Meeting promised a cool in relations after a tense few months on the peninsula
Meeting could cool relations after a tense few months
IBF super-middleweight champion will face Mikel Kessler on Saturday night, tasked with beating the man who handed Froch his first defeat
King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station has been designed by half-British architect Zaha Hadid
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A former North Korean spy has claimed Pyongyang’s threats of military action are a sign that Kim Jong-un is struggling to control his armed forces.
Tourists peer through telescopes from the southern side of the demilitarised zone (DMZ), trying to catch a glimpse of life across the line that divides North and South Korea.
South Koreans, who have seen it all before, are carrying on as normal
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The first weapon looks like an innocuous electric torch, except it is able to fire three bullets. The second is a ballpoint pen with a poisoned needle. The third is another "poison pen", containing a bullet that both punctures the skin and releases a deadly toxin.
Q might have fashioned 007 tools like these, but in the hands of real-life North Korean assassins they look a whole lot less retro-cute. Three weapons - all indistinguishable from everyday objects - have been seen by CNN after a bust in South Korea stopped a killer on his way to a job. They include a Parker pen with a poison-tipped spike, another pen that can fire poisoned darts, and a flashlight capable of discharging three bullets.
North Korea threatened yesterday to bombard a tourist area in South Korea with artillery shells if rights activists carry out their threat to shower the North with anti-Pyongyang leaflets.