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U.S. identifies remains of soldier missing since 1951

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Sixty years after vanishing on the battlefields of the Korean War and 20 years after being shipped back in a coffin, the remains of a US soldier have been identified using DNA testing. The Pentagon said Monday it had identified Corporal A.V. Scott, who went missing in…

South Korea must prepare for food crisis: president

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak called Monday for new strategies to help secure a stable supply of food amid growing concerns about a global food crisis. “The likelihood of a global food crisis is rising due to climate change. We need to set up national strategies and research to tackle…

North Korea warns region is on brink of war

North Korea warns peninsula is on brink of war; new artillery rounds fired near devastated island North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered…

North, South Korea exchange fire; 2 marines killed

North Korea shells South Korean island, killing 2 marines; Seoul fires back, scrambles jets North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for…

Bush blasts Kim Jong-Il for wasting resources

Former US President George W Bush on Tuesday accused North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il of wasting his country’s precious resources on personal luxuries and nuclear weapons programmes. North Koreans have been suffering since the Korean War ended, Bush told a prayer meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the war’s…

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