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North Korean military mobilises to ramp up response

The UN has urged North Korea to open it's humanitarian channels. It comes after an outbreak in the hermit kingdom has become a 'major national emergency'. For more than two years, Pyongyang insisted COVID-19 hadn't reached it. All cities are in lockdown, more than 1.2 million infections and 50 fatalities have been reported. The military has been deployed to defuse the crisis. But as Liz Maddock reports, it's not a crisis they have much power over.

Korea Tensions: Pyongyang suspends talks with Seoul over drills

Korea Tensions: Pyongyang suspends talks with Seoul over drills

North Korea cuts communication links with South Korea

North Korea cuts communication links with South Korea

North Korea deforestation causes calamities and migrations

North Korea deforestation causes calamities and migrations

Korea Tensions: Pyongyang tested over a dozen missiles in 2017

Korea Tensions: Pyongyang tested over a dozen missiles in 2017

At least 27 refugees killed in attempt to enter Spain's Melilla

At least 27 refugees killed in attempt to enter Spain's Melilla

Russian missile hits a residential building in central Kiev

Russian missile hits a residential building in central Kiev

Several US states rush to shutdown abortion clinics nationwide

Several US states rush to shutdown abortion clinics nationwide

Sanctions keep Ukrainian, Russian tourists from Adriatic coast

Sanctions keep Ukrainian, Russian tourists from Adriatic coast

Months after retreat, Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine's west

Months after retreat, Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine's west

High fuel prices in S Africa put more petrol-sipping scooters on the road

High fuel prices in S Africa put more petrol-sipping scooters on the road

Johnson's Conservatives lose two by-elections

Johnson's Conservatives lose two by-elections

Ecuador’s President Lasso accuses Indigenous protesters of seeking coup

Ecuador’s President Lasso accuses Indigenous protesters of seeking coup

Gaza stifled under 15-year blockade

Gaza stifled under 15-year blockade

Germany to host G7 summit

Germany to host G7 summit

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade ruling on abortion rights

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade ruling on abortion rights

Authorities end search for survivors in aftermath of earthquake

Authorities end search for survivors in aftermath of earthquake

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