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North Korea on Thursday expelled all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone and seized their factory assets, saying Seoul's earlier decision to shutter the complex had amounted to a "declaration of war". Pyongyang said it was placing Kaesong, which lies 10 kilometres (six miles) inside North Korea, under military control and cutting two key communication hotlines with Seoul. The measures mark a significant escalation of cross-border tensions that have been elevated since North Korea carried out a nuclear test last month and a long-range rocket launch on Sunday.
World athletics chief Sebastian Coe on Wednesday angrily hit back at Nestle's move to terminate its sponsorship of the scandal-hit IAAF, insisting he will not accept the decision. It's the kids who will suffer," said International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Coe in a brief statement. "I confirm that we have decided to end our partnership with the IAAF Kids Athletics programme with immediate effect," Nestle spokeswoman Lydia Meziani told AFP in an email.