North Korea has marked the 60th anniversary of the truce that ended the Korean War with a massive celebration in the capital Pyongyang.
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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.
Japan's top government spokesman has said that the country's fish exports are safe for consumption because of the stringent inspection procedure in place.
The comment was made after South Korea said it is banning all fishery product imports from eight Japanese prefectures, including Fukushima, due to concerns about radiation contamination from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
North and South Korea have struck a deal to allow families separated by the 1950-3 war between the two countries to reunite.
It is the first time in three years that relatives on different sides of the border will be allowed to meet.
North Korea has said it may reopen the Kaesong industrial zone run jointly with the South and South Korean businesses.
The zone closed in May but is now set to reopen in a move widely seen as the rivals' last symbol of cooperation.
The North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, which handles Pyongyang's ties with Seoul, said the safety of South Koreans visiting the factory park will also be guaranteed.
Korean war veterans gathered at the National Arboretum near Lichfield in Staffordshire today to marks 60 years since the end of the war.
British forces served as part of a United Nations coalition, after Communist North Korea invaded the South, in June 1950.
Nearly 1,100 British service personnel died in the conflict.
ITV News' Nick Thatcher reports:
Sixty years on from the Korean War, President Obama has paid tribute to US troops who were sent to the aid of South Korea.
During his speech, he quoted a marine who he said spoke for millions when he said: "Thank God it is over".
North and South Korea are marking 60 years since the two nations called a truce after three years of violent conflict.
The reclusive north celebrated with a lavish display of missiles, goose-stepping soldiers and tanks in the country's capital, Pyongyang.
ITV News China Correspondent Angus Walker reports: