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Asia Restaurant manager reveals he tricked North Korean waitresses into defecting

When 13 North Korean workers defected en masse from a restaurant in China in April 2016, it was a propaganda boost for South Korea and a huge embarrassment for their homeland. More

US & Canada North Korean defector tells how he escaped to the US

The escapee, named only as Charles, managed to flee the brutal dictatorship by crossing a river into neighbouring China. During his time in North Korea he was brutally beaten by authorities. More

UK Heartbroken mum reveals baby son with rare defect died during childbirth – but says she is proud of him for 'fighting for so long'

Nicole Gaunt's baby son JJ died during childbirth on Wednesday due to complications from Anencephaly More

US & Canada North Korea defector says country will never give up nuclear weapons

Thae Yong-ho, who fled his post as the North's deputy ambassador to Britain in 2016, said the Korean leader will never commit to 'a sincere and complete disarmament'. More

Lifestyle Jeep recalling 240,000 Liberty SUVs to fix defective suspension part

Jeep is recalling nearly 240,000 SUVs in the United States to replace a suspension part that may break and cause drivers to lose control of the vehicles. More

Politics Trump vows to withdraw from Iran nuclear agreement, calls pact ‘defective at its core’

President Trump on Tuesday announced plans to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying it has failed to halt the country’s nuclear ambitions. More

Sports Fellaini fails in bid to sue New Balance over 'defective' football boots

Marouane Fellaini had complained that his “defective” football boots were too tight, damaging his feet and causing untold pain. But a High Court judge has thrown out the Manchester United player’s... More

World Kim Jong Un ordered North Korean hit squad to hunt high-ranking defector with nuke secrets, reports say

A squad of North Korean assassins are reportedly hunting a high-ranking defector believed to have fled to the United Kingdom in February with a stack of cash -- and perhaps a trove of nuclear... More

Top Stories John Horgan: When terrorists defect

My host entered the room where I was seated. More

UK Security of Russian defectors living in UK under review after nerve agent attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal

Sir Mark Sedwill, the UK's top national security chief, says police have not yet identified those who poisoned the Skripals More

Top Stories North Korean defectors say while leaders may bridge differences, societies would have much work to do

When Ken Eom first arrived in South Korea, he had to get used to hearing a lot of stupid questions. More