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Will strike 'heart of US' if Kim Jong-un regime threatened, warns North Korea

Will strike 'heart of US' if Kim Jong-un regime threatened, warns North Korea

North Korea on Wednesday threatened a nuclear strike on "the heart of the US" if it attempts to remove Kim Jong-un as the Asian country's Supreme Leader, Pyongyang's state-run news agency reported.

Jul 26, 2017, 12:09 PM IST
North Korea says 'new missile' can carry nuclear warhead

North Korea says 'new missile' can carry nuclear warhead

North Korea on Monday celebrated the launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the US mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead".

May 15, 2017, 17:00 PM IST
North Korea detains another American citizen, reports KCNA

North Korea detains another American citizen, reports KCNA

North Korea said on Sunday it has detained another American citizen for suspicion of acts against the state, which if confirmed would make him the fourth U.S. citizen to be held by the isolated country amid diplomatic tensions.

May 07, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

Kim Jong Un watches ground jet test of new high-thrust engine

North Korea`s top leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine, the official news agency KCNA reported on Sunday.

Mar 19, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
North Korea orders expulsion of Malaysian ambassador: KCNA

North Korea orders expulsion of Malaysian ambassador: KCNA

"The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK (North Korea) notifies that the Malaysian ambassador to the DPRK is labeled as a persona non grata," KCNA said.

Mar 06, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

North Korea accuses Seoul, US of killing Kim Jong-un

 Denying its own involvement, Pyongyang on Wednesday accused Seoul and Washington of killing a North Korean, believed to be Kim Jong-un`s half-brother.

Mar 01, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
Kim Jong-nam's autopsy 'illegal and immoral': North Korean state media

Kim Jong-nam's autopsy 'illegal and immoral': North Korean state media

Malaysia has not released the corpse "under the absurd pretext" that it needs a DNA sample from the dead man's family.

Feb 23, 2017, 08:45 AM IST
North Korea says can test-launch ICBM at any time: KCNA

North Korea says can test-launch ICBM at any time: KCNA

Kim said on Jan. 1 that his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). 

Jan 08, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
US must recognise N Korea as 'nuclear weapons state': KCNA

US must recognise N Korea as 'nuclear weapons state': KCNA

North Korea vowed to increase its nuclear strike force "in quality and in quantity", two days after its fifth test in a decade sparked international condemnation.

Sep 11, 2016, 18:55 PM IST

Kim Jong-Un stresses need to bolster nuclear arms: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called on his military to continue building up Pyongyang`s nuclear force after issuing orders for the latest test-firing of three ballistic missiles, the North`s state media said Tuesday.

Sep 06, 2016, 06:46 AM IST
Kim Jong-Un praises women`s `guerrilla` tactics

Kim Jong-Un praises women`s `guerrilla` tactics

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has praised the "guerrilla-style" tactics of the women`s national football team after their victory in the East Asian Cup.

Aug 11, 2015, 13:04 PM IST

North Korea to create personal time zone

North Korea is scheduled to set its clocks back by 30 minutes to "Pyongyang time" on August 15 -- the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japan -- thus creating a personal time zone, media reports said on Friday.

Aug 07, 2015, 19:20 PM IST

Almost 100 percent turnout in North Korea local polls

 North Korea`s first local elections since "supreme leader" Kim Jong-un took control in December 2011 were held over the weekend and saw a 99.97 percent turnout, a media report said on Monday.

Jul 20, 2015, 14:43 PM IST
North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years

North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years

North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.

Jun 17, 2015, 10:57 AM IST

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister reappears after 47 days

 Kim Yo-jong, younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, reappeared in state media on Friday after a 47-day absence during which, according to South Korean experts, she may have given birth to a baby, Efe news agency reported.

May 29, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un hails `miracle` missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent test of a submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) -- which was viewed with wary scepticism outside the reclusive state -- as a miraculous leap forward.

May 26, 2015, 10:42 AM IST

Kim Jong-Un loses temper with terrapin farm workers

Workers at a North Korean terrapin farm probably wished they could withdraw into their protective shells Tuesday, after a visit from leader Kim Jong-Un who lambasted operations at the facility.

May 19, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

North Korea detains US citizen: KCNA

North Korea has detained a US citizen for "rash behaviour" while passing through immigration, the official KCNA news agency said Friday as President Barack Obama started a two-day visit to South Korea.

Apr 25, 2014, 21:35 PM IST

No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

South Korea`s devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception.

Apr 20, 2014, 15:47 PM IST

South Korea finds `drone` suspected from N Korea: Army

South Korean military said on Sunday it had found an unidentified "drone" suspected to have flown from North Korea, following the discovery of two similar objects near the border in recent weeks.

Apr 06, 2014, 17:58 PM IST