Koreas to discuss family reunions

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North and South Korea are to hold talks on reuniting families divided by war in the 1950s, officials in Seoul say.

The programme, organised by the Red Cross, was suspended more than a year ago as inter-Korean relations soured.

The announcement that talks will resume this week is being seen as another sign of a thaw, correspondents say.

It follows North Korean envoys meeting South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul ahead of the funeral of former leader Kim Dae-jung.

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