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N Korea says it will strike South if drill goes ahead

North Korea said on Friday it would strike again at the South if a live-firing drill planned by Seoul on a disputed island went ahead.

South Korea: Attack a crime against humanity

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Monday labelled North Korea's artillery attack on an island a crime against humanity.

South Korea strengthens military near border after attack

South Korea ordered extra troops into islands near North Korea, while Pyongyang warned it would attack again if there were any more "provocations".

G20 strikes key IMF deal, waters down economic pact

Group of 20 finance leaders struck a landmark deal on Saturday to boost developing countries' power in the International Monetary Fund.

Naughty or nice, North Korea’s Kims still get gifts

North Korea has a massive soft spot for the gifts given to its leaders. The isolated, impoverished nation has dedicated a museum to more than 220 000 items, including a bear's head and a bullet-proof limousine, sent to ''Great Leader'' Kim Il-sung and ''Dear Leader'' Kim Jong-il from around the world.

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