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September, 27, 2016

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Nuclear-armed North Korea conducted two back-to-back tests of a powerful new medium-range missile on Wednesday, with both achieving a significant increase in flight distance over previous failed launches, South Korea's Defense Ministry said.
 
South Korea military: North Korea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles
In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, its fifth and sixth such attempts since April.
 
Row over N. Korea defectors echoes in Seoul court
A South Korean court hearing into a dozen North Korean defectors who Pyongyang insists were abducted, adjourned Tuesday with a motion to replace the judge after he declined to compel the 12 women to appear.
 
Pier and simple
Girls jump off a pier in Wonsan, North Korea, Tuesday, June 21. Wonsan, about 125 miles from Pyongyang, is a port city located in Kangwon Province, North Korea along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula and was one of the cities chosen to be developed into a summer destination for locals as well as tourists.
 
North Korea warned Monday that it would not even consider the release of two jailed Americans if former detainee Kenneth Bae keeps "jabbering" about his imprisonment.
 
North Korea has closed a multi-million U.S. dollar model village in Pyongyang because it reminds leader Kim Jong Un of his executed uncle who managed the project, media reports said Tuesday.
 
North Korean hackers managed to steal thousands of records from private firms and state agencies in the South including defense industry information and files from Korean Air, Seoul police said Monday.
 
South Korea salvage firm begins operation to lift sunken ferry
A salvage firm Sunday began a difficult and costly operation to raise a sunken South Korean ferry which capsized at sea more than two years ago in a disaster that shocked and enraged the country.
 
Operators of the ACT college entrance exam on Saturday canceled the tests for students in South Korea and Hong Kong at the last moment over what they said was a verified breach of test materials.
 
A North Korean anti-smoking campaign has apparently failed to persuade young leader Kim Jong Un to quit, despite his late father's warning that "a cigarette is like a gun aiming at your heart."
 
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