Parasites are not only a personal health problem – they are political too.
To avoid another refugee 'crisis' that would take the world by surprise, East Asia would do well to be prepared for an influx of people from North Korea.
Teams from both countries marched into opening ceremony under the unified Korea flag.
Kim Jong-un's favourite act won hearts and minds when they performed on day one of the Winter Olympics.
Korea's fielding of a unified Olympic team is an intriguing narrative of sport, international diplomacy and gender equality.
The mistrust between the two Koreas is so deep that there are more sceptics than enthusiasts over North Korea's involvement in the Winter Olympics.
In these Olympics more than most, there is less global attention on the medal count than on who will win the politics.
The joint South Korean-North Korean women's Olympic hockey team has angered fans of the game and raised concerns about athlete morale. But the media spotlight is actually good for the game.
North and South Korea explained in five questions and answers.
History shows Olympic Games have only very limited ability to promote peace between warring nations.
Whichever way you cut it, a US first strike against North Korea would almost certainly trigger major war on the Korean peninsula, with a high risk of escalation to full-scale nuclear conflict.
The contestation of Asia will continue this year, with many countries facing internal and external battles.
In 1985 The Junkyard Band shifted the paradigm by challenging Reaganomics. Many of those same key issues still rage on today, across the world.
The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime's priorities and anxieties.
Jihyun Park escaped North Korea and is now living in Manchester. But how to explain her scars to her children? Or why they can't call their relatives still living in North Korea?
North Korea has taken up the South's invitation to the Olympics, but a quick look at the history of North-South talks suggests that unity is not as close as it may seem.
A delicate truce between North and South Korea has been reached in the run up to the Winter Olympics. It's a high profile win for an event which is struggling to remain relevant.
In a sporting diplomatic coup, North and South Korea will march under a unified flag at Pyeongchang 2018.
The underlying implication of Malcolm Turnbull's Tokyo visit was the interest shared by Japan and Australia to counter the strategic rise of China.
China is succeeding in a high-stakes poker game on the Korean Peninsula. Did Canada and the U.S. just play into Chinese hands?