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PAJU, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 08: A sunrise is seen through a barbed-wire fence at the Imjingak, near the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating South and North Korea on January 8, 2016 in Paju, South Korea. South Korea announced on January 7th that it would resume the broadcasts from loudspeakers placed along the border, criticizing the North in response to its nuclear test. In August, 2015, when South Korean soldiers were maimed by land mines in the DMZ, South Korea started the loudspeaker broadcasts and the North threatened to attack the speakers. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
PAJU, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 08: A sunrise is seen through a barbed-wire fence at the Imjingak, near the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating South and North Korea on January 8, 2016 in Paju, South Korea. South Korea announced on January 7th that it would resume the broadcasts from loudspeakers placed along the border, criticizing the North in response to its nuclear test. In August, 2015, when South Korean soldiers were maimed by land mines in the DMZ, South Korea started the loudspeaker broadcasts and the North threatened to attack the speakers. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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North Korean soldier defects across the DMZ

A "low-ranking" North Korean soldier defected to South Korea across the demilitarized zone between the two countries, South Korea said. It is the second defection across the heavily guarded border in less than two months.

North Korean soldier defects across the DMZ

A "low-ranking" North Korean soldier defected to South Korea across the demilitarized zone between the two countries, South Korea said. It is the second defection across the heavily guarded border in less than two months.