North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile during a new salvo of launches, the South Korean military says, with Washington urging all nations to enforce sanctions on Pyongyang.
At least 156 mostly young people have been killed in a deadly crowd surge late at the first post-pandemic Halloween party in Seoul's popular Itaewon nightlife district.
Leaders from the US, UK, Japan, France, Singapore, Italy and other rich countries react with shock and sadness after more than 150 people were killed in a crowd surge and stampede.
President Yoon Suk-yeol's announcement came after a mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley.
Stampede kills at least 149 people and injures 65 others in capital Seoul after a huge crowd celebrating Halloween surges into an alley in a nightlife area, officials say.
Pyongyang's "continuing provocations" not only undermine peace and security on the Korean peninsula but also for the international community, says South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The launch came hours after the United States and South Korea wrapped a new round of naval drills off the Korean Peninsula’s east coast.
The woman, who is believed to be the mother of the two dead young children, was arrested on murder charges following a request from New Zealand.
"No one barters its destiny for corn cake," says Kim Yo-jong, powerful sister of leader Kim Jong-un, responding to Seoul's offer to boost Pyongyang's economy in exchange for giving up nuclear weapons.
The last time North Korea conducted a weapons test was July 10, when they fired what appeared to be multiple rocket launchers.
South Korea wants “meaningful dialogue” with North Korea and stresses that Seoul is willing to provide corresponding economic rewards at each step of a phased denuclearisation process.
At least nine people were killed and seven others missing in South Korea after intense downpours flooded major roads, metro stations and homes in the heaviest rainfall the country has ever recorded.
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