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Half-brother of N Korean leader assassinated in M'sia

TV station says he was attacked at main airport with poisoned needles

Kim Jong-nam was once considered heir apparent but fell out of favour with his father Kim Jong-il following an embarrassing botched attempt in 2001 to enter Japan on a forged passport and visit Disneyland.


THE half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assassinated in Malaysia, South Korean media reported on Tuesday, with one TV station saying he was attacked at the main airport with poisoned needles.

Officials in Seoul could not be reached for comment on the...

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