About 30,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, but most travel through China.
The South Korean military has raised its alert level in anticipation of a possible North Korean provocation following the defection.
Since its last ballistic missile launch September 15, North Korea has not conducted any provocations, raising hopes for possible talks on the long-standing North Korean nuclear stalemate.
He directly addressed North Korea in a speech at South Korea's parliament on Wednesday, telling Kim Jong Un: "Do not underestimate us". This year, North Korean defectors successfully escaping the regime fell by 12.7 percent, according to the Telegraph. More than a million mines are believed to be buried inside the zone.
South Korean soldiers ride on an armored vehicle during a South Korea/United States combined training exercise at the U.S. Army's Rodriguez shooting range in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, Sep.
North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test on September 3, but has not launched any missiles since firing one over Japan on September 15, the longest such lull this year. CNN reported that two other military members fled separately in June to South Korea.
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Texas shooter's ex-wife says he had threatened to kill her
Kelley pleaded guilty assaulting Ms Brennaman and fracturing her young son's skull in 2012 while he was in the US Air Force. He was confined to a military prison for one year in the case, and received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force.
Red Sox All-Star Mookie Betts bowls a ideal game
Betts was averaging over 200 through the first three rounds of competition this year before pulling off his flawless game. That's a 10-point improvement from his 2015 World Series of Bowling debut, during which he averaged 190 points per game.
'Lord of the Rings' TV Series in the Works at Amazon!
This deal is also allowed Amazon to get in the television franchise game, and step up its competitive offerings. Amazon acquired the rights to adapt " The Lord of the Rings " for television, the company announced Monday .