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High risk of modern slavery in 60pc of countries: study

Almost 60 per cent of countries are at high risk of using slave labour in their supply chains, according to a new global index launched on Thursday, which also ranked North Korea as having the worst record of slave labour in the world.

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North Korea 'fired missile from submarine but failed'

North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday but the launch appears to have failed in the early stages of flight, South Korea's military said. The launch comes a day after the US and South Korea pledged

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US sanctions N Korea leader over rights abuses

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time, citing "notorious abuses of human rights," in a move diplomats say will infuriate the nuclear-armed country. The sanctions, th

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North Korea missile launch fails: South Korea

A North Korean missile launch attempt early on Tuesday morning appears to have failed, a South Korean military official told Reuters. The launch attempt took place at around 5:20 a.m. Seoul time (2020 GMT), said the official, who

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Japan scrambles over possible N Korea missile launch

Japan on Monday put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, state broadcaster

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N Korea submarine missile test 'great success'

North Korea said on Sunday it had conducted a submarine-launched ballistic missile test supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and it was a "great success" that gave the country "one more means for powerful nuclear attack."

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Pyongyang 'going places'

A metro employee on board the newest cars at the Puhung metro station in Pyongyang, North Korea, in a picture made available on April 16. One of the deepest metros in the world, the Pyongyang consists of two lines and recently introduced new tra

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UN imposes harsh new sanctions on N Korea

North Korea faces harsh new UN sanctions to starve it of money for its nuclear weapons programme following a unanimous Security Council vote on Wednesday on a resolution drafted by the US and Pyongyang's ally China. The resolu

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N Korea launches long-range rocket ‘carrying satellite’

North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbours and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of UN sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.

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North Korea test draws threat of sanctions

North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb on Wednesday, drawing threats of further sanctions even though the US and weapons experts voiced doubts the device was as advanced as the isolated nation claimed. The

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