Temperatures are expected to dip below -30C in some of the country’s poorest areas.
Pyongyang has fired more missiles this year than ever before as it focuses on weapons development.
The military failed to shoot down five aircraft from North Korea despite a five-hour pursuit.
The White House says North Korea provided missiles and rockets to be used in Ukraine, which Pyongyang denies.
Jang Jung Hyuck used kickboxing to cope with the trauma of escaping North Korea.
North Korea’s leader stood hand-in-hand with the girl during a ballistic missile test on Friday.
South Korea responded to the North’s launches with missiles of its own as hostilities escalate.
As the Koreas trade warning shots, the situation on the peninsula is at its most volatile in years.
Pyongyang made its claim as intelligence suggests it is preparing to hold a nuclear weapons test.
Some Japanese woke to the sound of sirens and warnings to take cover as the missile flew above.
Leader Kim Jong-un says this is “irreversible” and rules out the possibility of denuclearisation.
Russia is in the process of purchasing millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea.
President Vladimir Putin made the comments in a letter sent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The US accuses Russia of removing civilians and Ukraine breaks off diplomatic ties with North Korea.
It came hours after the US leader left Asia following a trip where he vowed to deter North Korea.
North Korea is uniquely vulnerable to the virus, and the options to control its spread are limited.
A day after confirming its first cases, state media reports thousands are suffering fever symptoms.
South Korea’s incoming president promises to take a hard line on North Korea’s military escalations.
The reported launch comes just days before South Korea’s new president takes office.
Kim Jong-un clapped as he watched the launch – a new indication of his intention to resume nuclear tests.
It is the first time such a missile, which puts the US within reach, has been tested since 2017.
Kim Jong-un is the only foreign leader Donald Trump has said he remains in touch with, a book says.
The unusual pictures were allegedly taken from its most powerful missile launch in five years.
Sunday’s launch is the seventh this month, and is thought to be the largest in almost five years.
Pyongyang has conducted six missile tests so far this year – but why now, and what do they want?
North Korea is frequently the subject of news stories in Western media. But many stories are unfounded or blown out of proportion.
It has conducted four launches in two weeks – an unusual frequency for this time of the year.
State media KNCA said the missile from yesterday’s launch had “precisely hit” its target.
It follows a number of tests last year and a vow from Kim Jong-un to bolster the North’s defences.
Seoul said it had asked the North, which has a shoot-on-sight policy, to protect the person.