With President Park ousted and facing arrest, South Korea is set to hold a presidential election in May. A leftist candidate is virtually assured of victory, but it's unclear how the next leader will deal with N. Korea.
Despite the US' warnings, analysts say it is at present unlikely to launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korea. But they warn that a minor miscalculation by either side could quickly escalate. Julian Ryall reports.
North Korean state media has said the country's recent missile launches involved units tasked with targeting US bases in Japan. Supreme leader Kim Jong Un reportedly supervised the drill.
The brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has been killed in Malaysia. According to some reports, Kim Jong-nam was poisoned by two women, possibly agents sent by Pyongyang.
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