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What North Korea said to South Korea when they spoke on the phone

What North Korea said to South Korea when they spoke on the phone

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The military hotline established between the two Koreas has served as a political tool to express either peace or animosity. It’s the only communication method, at least officially, that exists between the two countries still technically at war. When relations go sour, one side, usually the North, pre-announces that it will "disconnect the hotline" -- meaning it won’t pick up the phone. When relations are rosy, the North and South have made it routine to call each other twice a day, in the morning and afternoon. Now, in what seems like a love-chase game, South Korea has found itself eagerly waiting for a call from its neighbor to the North. When the leaders of both countries expressed a willingness to send and welcome, respectively, a North Korean delegation to next month's Winter Olym
Pistorius injured in prison fight over phone

Pistorius injured in prison fight over phone

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Oscar Pistorius has been injured after getting involved in a prison fight.The former Paralympic champion had an altercation with another inmate over a public telephone earlier this month.In a statement, South Africa's Department of Correctional Services said Pistorius sustained a bruise during the incident inside the special care unit of Atteridgeville Correctional Centre.Reports suggest fellow prisoners had grown angry with how long the 31-year-old was taking to use the phone, and the fight is now under investigation.Video:Pistorius sentence increased to 13 yearsPistorius is serving a 13-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.Last month, his original sentence was more than doubled by the Supreme Court of Appealafter a court ruled it was too len...