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N Korea warns foreigners in S Korea

North Korea has called on foreign residents in South Korea to consider evacuating because, it claims the situation on the Peninsula is "inching close to a thermonuclear war".

North Korea has called on foreign residents in South Korea to consider evacuating because, it claims the situation on the Peninsula is "inching close to a thermonuclear war".

The UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korea to refrain from provocative rhetoric.

Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul.