19 Dec '11, 3am

Kim Jong Il: A reclusive leader in a hermit state

Kim Jong Il: A reclusive leader in a hermit state

In this Apr. 25, 2002 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, (right), applauds with Kim Yong Nam, president of the People's Congress from the balcony of a building during a military parade, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of North Korean People's Army in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korean television announced Monday, Dec 19, 2011 in a 'special broadcast' that its leader Kim Jong Il has died in Pyongyang. -- PHOTO:AP SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, revered at home by a propaganda machine that turned him into a demi-god and vilified in the West as a temperamental tyrant with a nuclear arsenal, has died, North Korean state television reported on Monday. Kim, who was 69 years old, died on Saturday, it said. Kim was the unchallenged head of the reclusive state whose economy fell deeper into poverty during his years in power as he vexe...

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mrbrown.com: The Other Kim

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SEOUL : News of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il hit South Koreans like a bolt from the blue on Monday, sparki...