14 May 2009

US journalists to stand trial in North Korea

10:20 pm on 14 May 2009

North Korea says it will put two American journalists arrested in March on trial next month.

The journalists were detained along the narrow Tumen River which marks the border with China.

At the time, they were working on a story about refugees fleeing the communist nation.

North Korea has accused them of illegally entering its territory with "hostile" intent.