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North Korean leader's brother reported killed in Malaysia

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 00:57

Kim Jong Nam, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been killed in Malaysia, according to South Korean government sources. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Kim Jong Nam - half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - killed at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia, according to South Korean government sources. TV there reporting that he was poisoned by two women thought to be North Korean spies. Malaysian police telling Reuters that an unidentified North Korean man died en route to hospital. Kim Jong Nam largely lived abroad. He came to global attention in 2001 when he was arrested trying to enter Japan on a fake passport. At the time, he said he was trying to go to Tokyo Disneyland. The two Kims had been long estranged. And there's a history of bloodshed within the family. In 2012 Kim Jong Un's uncle, then the number two figure in the regime, was executed for factionalism. Last year, other senior officials were executed or disciplined in what North Korea watchers said was a move by Kim to eliminate rivals.

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North Korean leader's brother reported killed in Malaysia

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 00:57