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North Korea's nuclear bomb test reverberates

With its third nuclear detonation, North Korea makes the world sit up and take notice.

North Korea goes nuclear: North Korea admits to carrying out third nuclear test

SEOUL — North Korea carried out a third underground nuclear test on Tuesday, on the heels of a January statement warning that the oppressive regime would make just such an attempt soon.

Cambodia: Sihanouk's love affair with North Korea

SEOUL — Hundreds of thousands of mourners gathered today for the cremation of Cambodia’s colorful king-father, Norodom Sihanouk, at 5 p.m., bidding their final farewells. The flamboyant former prince, a national figurehead who oversaw independence of the erstwhile colony from French overlords, will leave one memorable legacy: he was among the last members of a clique of Asian despots who steered their nations during the Cold War.

North Korea may be preparing to conduct nuclear tests

"If the North Korea nuclear test takes place, it is a provocation against the international community. This is a major provocation against South Korea," said Kim Min-seok.

Chatter: US and South Korea show off their strength

South Korea and the US begin joint naval drills under North Korea's nose, Iraq sees its second suicide bombing in two days, and we've finally found King Richard III.
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South Korea and the US begin joint naval drills under North Korea's nose, Iraq sees its second suicide bombing in two days, and we've finally found King Richard III.
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Foreign policy reality: changed circumstances require new answers

Commentary: Kerry has an opportunity to look anew at the world and US response to crises.
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US President Barack Obama answers a question during a joint press conference with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 11, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
If we need a debate on Obama's domestic agenda do we not need an equally public discussion on how to deal with an exploding Middle East?
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North Korea decrees martial law amid nuclear testing rumors

SEOUL — Tensions are, once again, rising on the Korean Peninsula. Kim Jong Un has told his frontline troops to prepare for war as North Korea is placed under martial law, South Korean media is reporting.

South Korea launches first space rocket, puts satellite in orbit

The pressure was on to catch up with North Korea, which put its first satellite into orbit last month.

Google's North Korea map is its most detailed yet

Our picture of North Korea just got clearer, thanks to a new Google Map. Live online from Tuesday, the map shows dozens of streets, place names and landmarks where previously there were only blanks.
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