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North Korea vows to launch 'pre-emptive nuclear strike' against US as United Nations votes for new sanctions over missile tests

Just last month a North Korean official has threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the UN Conference on Disarmament

North Korea vows to launch 'pre-emptive nuclear strike' against US as United Nations votes for new sanctions over missile tests

Just last month a North Korean official threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the UN Conference on Disarmament

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So you've seen the Harlem Shake, maybe a few dozen times. Most likely you've also seen the response from Harlem's residents (not impressed). But do you have any idea what the original Harlem Shake looks like? At the end of this battle of the dance crazes there's a fleeting demonstration, for those who like to throw shapes in a culturally accurate style.

PSY, right, performs at South Korean president inauguration ceremony of new President Park Geun-hye, left

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Park Geun-hye took office as South Korea’s first female President today, returning to the presidential mansion she had known as the daughter of a dictator.

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Supermarket giant to add to its overseas empire with internet groceries
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Snow stops play... in Arizona desert!

There were extraordinary scenes in Arizona's high desert as play was suspended in the opening round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship because of driving rain and snow.

North Korean diplomat threatens South Korea

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North Korean workers celebrate this week's test

West in a hurry to find out exact details of North Korea's nuclear test

Western scientists and intelligence agencies are racing to gather details of North Korea’s latest nuclear test, as diplomats, driven by the fear that Pyongyang is moving nearer to its goal of obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of hitting the US, scrambled to formulate their response.

North Korea nuclear test: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned as “deplorable” North Korea's nuclear test today, and UN diplomats said the Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the possibility of imposing new sanctions on Pyongyang.

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Video: South Korean soldiers parody Les Miserables

A group of Korean soldiers have made a parody video of the musical Les Miserables.

Is it an iPhone? An HTC? Surely not a Samsung! North Korean leader Kim Jong-un spotted with mystery mobile phone

Speculation arose after a photograph emerged of Kim Jong-un chairing a meeting with top security advisors

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Samsung’s run of good news continued today as a billion-dollar lawsuit against the South Korean electronics giant was dismissed, and the company said it doubled its share of the tablet market at the end of last year.

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Has The Archers lost the plot?

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Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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League system no longer measures up

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Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

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