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    Another North Korean Defects Across DMZ

    He’s crossed the line. The fourth North Korean soldier this year has defected to South Korea, reportedly walking through a thick fog to arrive at a checkpoint in the demilitarized zone. The South Korean army later fired warning shots as North Korean personnel searched for their AWOL comrade. Only weeks ago, another North Korean soldier was shot multiple times, but survived, in a wild defection dash. Tensions are high on the peninsula as the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang approach, leading South Korea to propose canceling upcoming joint military drills with the U.S.

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