North Korean guards have detained one or more American journalists near the country’s border with China, South Korean media have reported.


Tania Branigan

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    The news comes amid increasing strains on the peninsula. Pyongyang is angry at Seoul and Washington’s annual joint military drill, while the latter fear the North is planning to launch a ballistic missile next month.

   South Korean television channel YTV said guards from the North crossed the border into Chinese territory to arrest two US journalists, quoting an official in Seoul.

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