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N. Korea tightens border controls to stop defections
SEOUL, July 1 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has strengthened its border controls to try to stem the steady stream of defections to South Korea, a private aid group claimed Friday.

The latest crackdown came after nine North Koreans crossed the tense western sea border into South Korea aboard two engineless boats in June, the Good Friends said in its regular newsletter.





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