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UN approves North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has approved tough new sanctions on North Korea, in response to a nuclear test carried out by the country.

North Korea's closest allies Russia and China joined Western countries in unanimously approving the sanctions, which include the inspection of North Korean ships, a wider ban on arms sales and other financial measures.


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