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All change in North Korea?
Little is known about the man slated to succeed Kim Jong-il but few think the transition of power will be smooth.
North Korea's untested young Kim
What will the reclusive communist state look like under the rule of Kim Jong-il's younger son, Kim Jong-un?
North Korea's cinema of dreams
101 East gains rare insight into the beating heart of North Korea's film industry.
North Korea and Iran's missile power
A leaked UN report claims North Korea and Iran are exchanging illicit missile technology, using China as a transit hub.
North Korea primed for rocket launch
Five-day window opens for controversial launch, but adverse weather conditions diminish prospects for early blast-off.
North Korea begins to fuel rocket
US and Japan threaten "appropriate action" as Pyongyang says it has begun fuelling rocket for planned launch.
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"Firm response" threatened if Pyongyang goes ahead with its planned rocket launch for "scientific purposes".
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Japan deploys interceptor missiles amid fears projectile to be launched later this month may veer into its airspace.
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President Barack Obama calls for China's co-operation in reigning in nuclear programmes of Iran and North Korea.
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Security and safety on agenda, but diplomatic fallout from North Korea's rocket launch plan could dominate on sidelines.
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Defence minister says Japan could shoot down rocket if it enters its airspace, as China voices concern over launch plan.
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The United Nations nuclear watchdog says it received an invitation from North Korea to visit.
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Experts suspect another missile test as US secretary of state says move could "pose threat to regional security".
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Days after signing a nuclear moratorium with Washington, North Korea threatens South with 'sacred war'.
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Beijing willing to facilitate six-party talks on nuclear disarmament that have been stalled for nearly three years.
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Uranium enrichment, weapons testing and long-range missile launches to be stopped in return for US food aid.
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Washington's envoy applauds resumption of nuclear disarmament talks for first time since death of Kim Jong-il.
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Live-fire drills conducted near disputed Yellow Sea border despite threats of retaliation from Pyongyang.
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Kim Jong-il's 70th birthday celebrated with music, fireworks and a military parade reviewed by the new leader.
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Former leader's body to be preserved to "look the same as when he was alive" and placed on display, state media reports.
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President Lee says Korean peninsula is at a "turning point", but vows to respond strongly to any provocation from North.
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Pyongyang says Seoul and "other foolish politicians around the world" should not expect any change from the new leader.
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Former First Lady and head of Hyundai Group meet North's new leader during visit to pay respects to his late father.
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North Korea reportedly test-fires missile on same day Kim's death is announced as South Korean president calls for calm.
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Pyongyang calls Seoul's plans to light three Christmas trees along the contested border "psychological warfare".
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South Korea to resume sending medicine and vaccines to northern neighbour through children's agency UNICEF.
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Government in Seoul has launched an online programme to promote reunification amid heightened tension.
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Floods and diplomatic battles result in one-third of children under five being malnourished.
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Polls seen by analysts as rubber-stamp procedure to help Kim Jong-il strengthen the position of his son and heir.
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With the country's economic reserves depleting, reclusive state is now venturing into global markets.
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North Korea botched a rocket launch into space on April 12. Analysts say the failed test was aimed at solidifying the new leader's grip on power.

The launch coincides with the 100th birthday of North Korea’s "Eternal President" Kim Il-sung. The centenary is being celebrated on a grand scale as the communist state honours the national founder by dedicating major building projects and putting on a mass games spectacle.

DPRK recently finished commemorating the death of the "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il while transitioning rule to his young son Kim Jong-un.

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