North, South Korea agree to defuse crisis

August 24, 2015 7:18 PM

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North, South Korea agree to defuse crisis

North and South Korea have reached agreement following marathon talks on ending a tense military stand-off that had pushed the two rivals to the brink of armed conflict.

In a joint accord on Monday, the North 'expressed regret' over recent mine blasts that maimed two South Korean soldiers, while the South agreed to switch off loudspeakers blasting propaganda messages across the border.

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