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North Korea warns foreigners to leave South 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".

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

Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul.

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