Hundreds of South and North Koreans have been reunited for the first time in six decades after being separated by the Korean War.
North Korea has marked the 60th anniversary of the truce that ended the Korean War with a massive celebration in the capital Pyongyang.
An airline is to sue a local TV channel in the US after it reported bogus and racially offensive names of four San Francisco crash pilots.
An image taken from the International Space Station (ISS) shows North Korea as almost completely dark compared neighbours South Korea and China which are bright with electric lights.
The country could pass for a patch of water joining the Yellow Sea to the Sea of Japan with its capital city, Pyongyang, lit like a small island.
The bright lights of Seoul in South Korea and several large cities in China contrast with the relatively small mark made by the North Korean capital.
Ten people attending a welcoming party for new university students were killed when a building at a South Korean mountain resort collapsed late last night, emergency officials said, trapping dozens in snow and rubble for several hours.
About 560 students had gathered in the auditorium of the golf resort in the mountains in the city of Gyeongju, around 375 km (235 miles) southeast of Seoul. Heavy snow had built up on the roof of the prefabricated building, causing it to collapse, fire department officials said.
At least nine people have died and many others remain trapped after an auditorium at a resort in South Korea collapsed, Reuters reported citing local media.
The Yonhap news agency said more than 500 first-year students from Busan University of Foreign Studies were having their orientation in the building in Gyeongju, located 230 miles (370 kilometres) south of Seoul, when it collapsed at around 9pm local time.
Yonhap reported that approximately 70 students have been transferred to hospitals nearby and 300 fire and police officials are on the scene, but they had difficulty reaching the collapsed site due to heavy snow.
A South Korean government official has been kidnapped in Libya, Yonhap news agency said, citing the Foreign Ministry in Seoul.
Yonhap said the official was likely involved in trade matters and had been kidnapped on Sunday in Libya.
Crowds in South Korea were delighted after an amusement park hosted a festive penguin parade ahead of Christmas.
A family of black-footed or African penguins marched through the Everland amusement park in the capital of Seoul dressed as Santa Claus, reindeers and Christmas trees.
Christmas is a major holiday in South Korea, home to one of Asia's largest Christian populations.
Two newborn white lions have made their debut at a zoo in South Korea.
The pair - both males - were born in August weighing 2.5kg and 3kg and according to safari officials the brothers are "very healthy".
Currently there are only about 300 white lions - which are a rare colour mutation of the species - left in the world.
Today was the first time the lions were brought outside and were seen playing on the grass with zoo staff.
The cubs will be shown to the public with the entire white lion family on October 4 - World Animal Day.
North Korea said on Saturday it was postponing indefinitely a series of reunions for families separated during the Korean War that had been scheduled to start next week, saying conservative forces in the South were using them to heighten confrontation.
The six-day reunions were scheduled to start on Wednesday in the Mount Kumgang resort just north of the militarised border and had been seen as an important element in a thaw in the chilled ties between the rivals that fought a war in 1950-53.
"The reunions of separated families and relatives between the North and the South will be postponed until there can be a normal atmosphere where dialogue and negotiations can be held," a North Korean committee that handles ties with the South said in a statement carried by the KCNA news agency.
A man has been shot dead by South Korean troops as he tried swimming across a border river to the North, according to reports.
Soldiers opened fire after the man jumped into the Imjin river and ignored several warnings to stop.
Thousands of North Koreans defect to South Korea, although it is rare for people to make the journey in the other direction.
AFP reports that the man, who has not yet been identified, was spotted by guards near the western border in Paju, north of Seoul, at around 14:23 local time (05:53GMT).
Warning shots were fired as the man was told to return to the South, but he ignored these and was shot dead.
North and South Korea have agreed to reopen an industrial park closed by Pyongyang in April amid rising political tensions.
Operations stopped in April with the North withdrew workers. The two sides set a restart date of September 16 after talks continued through the night, the South's Unification Ministry said.