25 Aug 2015

South and North Korea reach deal to defuse tensions

7:09 am on 25 August 2015

South and North Korea have agreed a deal to defuse tensions after a series of recent border confrontations.

Both country's militaries have been on alert after a brief exchange of fire at the border last week, with the North threatening to use force to stop loud-speaker propaganda broadcasts by the South.

Negotiators have been meeting in the truce village of Panmunjom since the weekend.

Under a new agreement, South Korea agreeing to stop the broadcasts and the North apologising over an incident in which two South Korean soldiers were injured by land mines.