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North Korean defectors, now living in South Korea, release balloons carrying propaganda leaflets denouncing Kim Jong-Un. North Korean soldiers have been trying to shoot them down, prompting an exchange of machinegun gunfire across the DMZ. (Photo by Jang Seong-Yoon-Donga Daily via Getty Images)

South Korea: 2 Koreas Exchange Gunfire Along Border

Second shooting in 10 days is Pyongyang’s reaction to the release by activists of balloons from the south urging North Koreans to rise up against Kim Jong-Un.

10/19/2014

Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate in Seongnam, South Korea. People standing on ventilation grate fell 60 feet when the grate collapsed while watching an outdoor concert of popular K-pop group 4Minute.  (Photo by Park Young-Dae-Donga Daily via Getty Images).

16 Dead In Accident At South Korean Concert

Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea plunged 60 feet to their deaths when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said.

10/17/2014

The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.  (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kim Jong Un Reportedly Makes First Appearance In 5 Weeks

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in five weeks, state media reported Tuesday, ending an absence that drove a frenzy of global speculation that something was amiss with the country’s most powerful person.

10/14/2014

Religion, Mental Problems Draw Many Americans To North Korea (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Religion, Mental Health Problems Draw Many Americans To North Korea

Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped illegally into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently anti-American North Korea, even as it has become increasingly easy to enter legally as a tourist. It’s incomprehensible to many, especially since tens of thousands of desperate North Koreans have crossed in the opposite direction, at great risk.

09/17/2014

South Korean soldiers patrol the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. (Photo by YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea Detains American In Waters Near Border

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into North Korea.

09/17/2014

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean Official: North Korea ‘Must Disappear Soon’

A rhetorical battle between the rival Koreas intensified Monday with a South Korean official saying North Korea “must disappear soon.”

05/13/2014

North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday, but he added that it could be a bluff. (Photo by Kim Hee-Chul-pool/Getty Images)

Seoul: North Korea Finalizing 4th Nuclear Test, Could Be A Bluff

North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea’s defense minister said Thursday, but he added that it could be a bluff.

05/08/2014

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won blamed "deep-rooted evils" and societal irregularities for the tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing. (Getty Images)

South Korean Prime Minister Offers To Resign Over Ferry Disaster

15 crew from the capsized ferry are in custody, authorities say more than 300 dead or missing.

04/26/2014

Religion, Mental Problems Draw Many Americans To North Korea (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: North Korea Detains 24-Year-Old American Man

North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American man for what it called improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News.

04/25/2014

Divers are ripping through cabin walls to retrieve more victims; more than 150 still missing. (KIM DOO-HO/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea Ferry Toll Nears 150 As Search Gets Tougher

Divers are ripping through cabin walls to retrieve more victims; more than 150 still missing.

04/22/2014

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