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N Korea issues US talks demands

North Korea has demanded the removal of UN sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile tests in order to open up any dialogue with the US.

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US reassures allies ahead of major North Korea rally

US Secretary of State John Kerry vowed today to protect his Asian allies a day before a large-scale military rally was expected to be held in North Korea.

There are fears that tomorrow's celebrations to mark the birthday of the nation's founder, Kim Il Sung, could provide an excuse for another missile test.

ITV News' China Correspondent Angus Walker reports from Seoul:

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