North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il Dies

The BBC reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died on Saturday of “physical and mental overwork.” In an emotional statement, a North Korean official read the announcement on national television. The BBC’s Lucy Williamson in Seoul says his death will cause huge shock waves across North Korea. King Jong-il’s son, Kim Jong Un is widely to be believed to be his successor. Kim Jong Un is in his late 20s and has served as military strategist.