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Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Prague, 28 July: Five refugees who fled from North Korea to China have found asylum in the Czech Republic, Interior Ministry spokeswoman Jana Malikova told CTK today.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 23 July: Five South Koreans held hostage in Mexico were freed Wednesday [23 July](KST), a Foreign Ministry official in Seoul said, following joint efforts by the two governments to secure their release.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, July 17 (Yonhap) - A South Korean film depicting the harsh reality of life for North Korean defectors will be screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) this year, the distributor here said Thursday.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, July 11 (Yonhap) - The shooting death of a South Korean tourist to a North Korean resort on Friday, the first such incident since the unprecedented tourism programme was launched nearly 10 years ago, is a tragedy that could have been foreseen, if not prevented, considering the danger in the area that was once home to the communist nation's submarine unit, officials said.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Tuesday they had detained 169 North Koreans in a raid on a house in a Bangkok suburb after neighbors became suspicious of the number of people in it.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has arrested a suspected North Korean spy trying to enter the country at a time when tensions are running high on the peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The Spice Girls never had to worry about becoming political prisoners and Britney Spears never had to remember the words of the "Song of Coast Artillerymen," but the members of Tallae Music Band surely did.