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 3 months | Dramatic video shows North Korean defector’s escape

              Video has been released which shows the dramatic moment a North Korean soldier was fired at as he raced towards the demilitarized zone and ran across the border to defect to the South. The soldier was severely injured but is now recovering. The footage was released by the UN Command, which is the unified command for U.S. and South Korean military forces.   

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 3 months | U.S. bans airlines from flying near North Korea due to missile launches

              The United States, citing the threat from North Korea's unannounced missile launches, has banned U.S. airlines from flying over a large part of the Sea of Japan. It comes just months after a missile came relatively close to an airliner with hundreds of people on board.   

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 4 months | U.S. and allies stage firing drill in show of force against North Korea

              Six military planes, including two heavy bombers from the United States, have flown over the Korean Peninsula and carried out a firing drill in the latest show of force against North Korea, U.S. officials say. (more)   

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 5 months | North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

              North Korea has fired a ballistic missile that has flown over northern Japan, less than two weeks after the country carried out its sixth nuclear test, Japanese and South Korean officials say. Residents in Japan were briefly warned to seek shelter. (more)   

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 5 months | North Korea preparing for another long-range missile test, South says

              North Korea is preparing to carry out another test of a long-range ballistic missile, the South's spy agency told lawmakers on Monday. It added that the North is also capable of carrying out another nuclear test if it wishes to do so.   

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