>> South Korea has dug up the remains of two soldiers it believes were killed during the Korean War. The country's Defense Ministry said the exhumations happened in the demilitarized zone, DM said during a demining operation. Separating North and South Korea, the barrier's one of the world's most heavily fortified frontiers.
The conflict between the two sides ran from 1950 to 1953. It's thought the bodies of more than 10,000 soldiers are still in the zone, including UN fighters. The team also unearthed a military identification tag, typical of a South Korean soldier. The two Koreas have been removing mines in the DMZ to make it safe before a joint project to exhume war remains next year.
It's part of a military agreement signed by both sides after the third Inter-Korean Summit in Pyongyang last month. Isolated North Korea and democratic South Korea are still technically at war. That's because the 1950s conflict ended in a truce and not a peace treaty. But South Korean President Moon Jae-In is now keen to formally end the war by the end of 2018.
Washington though has linked this to progress on demilitarization. As part of the thaw in relations, the two Koreas are also working together to pull out some guard posts on their border, withdraw firearms and share information on surveillance.