S Korean killed in northern resort

Tourist shot dead by soldiers when she wanders into a restricted area.

    Mount Kumgang resort is popular with
    South Korean tourists [AFP]

    The body was transferred to a hospital at the eastern South Korean city of Sokcho near the border.

    More than one million South Koreans have visited Mount Kumgang, just inside the North's border.

    Tense relations

    Relations have stalled since Lee Myung-bak, South Korea's new conservative president, took office six months ago with a tougher policy on the North.

    However, just before the shooting on Friday, Myung-Bak proposed new negotiations between the Koreas and said he would respect earlier agreements from North-South summits, a softening of his earlier stance.

    Meanwhile a second day of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme is underway in Beijing.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.