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North Korea ceasefire threat

North Korea has said it will scrap its ceasefire with South Korea if they and the US continue with military drills, the KCNA news agency said. The ceasefire has been in place since the end of the Korean war in 1953.

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UN Security Council to discuss North Korea sanctions

The 15 members of the UN Security Council are expected to begin closed-door talks on North Korea in the coming minutes.

The scheduled meeting in New York is to discuss a draft resolution that would sanction the country for its third nuclear test last month.

UN diplomats have told Reuters new agency they expect to vote on the draft resolution by the end of this week, although it could face opposition from China.

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