‘All-out war’: now even China is spooked by Pyongyang’s threats

Tough UN sanctions draw angry response from Pyongyang as tensions rise in the area

Fiery seas and sacred wars: A history of North Korea's blustery threats

North Korea has fired off many memorable threats over the years

Doctor Who to mark half century with three-day event

Doctor Who is to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a three-day event expected to draw thousands of fans - and an array of stars and talent from the series.

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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

Harlem Shake viral videos

How to stop the Harlem Shake (or bring it back to its roots)

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

Inauguration style: Psy – and warning from the North – greet Park Geun-hye as South Korea’s first female President

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.

Thai web store is next pin on Tesco's world map

Supermarket giant to add to its overseas empire with internet groceries
Spectators attempt to shelter from the snow in Arizona

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

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

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

Samsung chief fends off £2.5bn suit – and tablets work well, too

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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Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable