N. Korean reporters using fax to file stories

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korean officials say North Korean reporters are using fax and American email services to file stories from the Asian Games in Incheon because the northerners' websites are blocked in the South.

An official from Seoul's Unification Ministry said Thursday that the North Koreans have a direct communication line set up for the games to send faxes. They are also using email accounts from American Internet companies such as Google and Yahoo to send their stories to Pyongyang.

The Korean Peninsula is still technically in a state of war because there's never been a peace treaty to end the 1950-53 Korean War. There is little communication between the rivals, and South Korea blocks access of official North Korean news sites.

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