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North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il Dies

By Ben Armbruster on December 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm

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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.

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