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North Korea stops answering daily calls with South; Past epidemics underscore importance of mental health

North Korean officials did not answer a routine daily call to the liaison office with South Korea or calls on military hotlines Tuesday. The move is seen as a first step toward shutting down contact with Seoul. And, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he and US President Donald Trump agreed on "some issues" on the conflict in Libya during a phone call Monday. Also, a new study of satellite images shows a surge in traffic to hospitals in Wuhan, China, in August.

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South Korea's unification politics

The World's Matthew Bell reports that South Korea's president-elect has stirred up controversy by proposing changes in the way Seoul deals with North Korea, and among the changes is the possible dismantling of South Korea's Unification Ministry.

South Korea sues over oil spill

South Korea has filed charges against two shipping companies involved in a massive oil spill there in December, as Reporter Jason Strother has the story.

Brunch in Korea

American-style brunch, complete with waffles, eggs, pancakes, and sausages, is all the rage in South Korea, and Correspondent Jason Strother tells us how an old American stand-by has become a new culinary trend in South Korea.