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North Korea to set free South Korean fishing boat

North Korea announced on Monday that it would release the South Korean fishing boat it has held from 8 August after it strayed into North Korean waters. Tensions between the two countries have been running high this year, after North Korean allegedly sunk a South Korean warship back in March. The South Koreans retaliated with a series of joint military exercises with the US, designed to rile its northern neighbour. The release of the seven fisherman has thus been viewed as a gesture of reconciliation.  Read more: Reuters, Sydney Morning Herald


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