19 Dec '11, 9pm

The unknowable Kim Jong Il: Kim consolidated power in the late 1990s and flexed his muscle by testing a North Ko...

Kim Jong Il (picture), the reclusive dictator who kept North Korea at the edge of starvation and collapse, banished to gulags citizens deemed disloyal and turned the country into a nuclear weapons state, died on Saturday morning, the North's official news media announced. He was reported to be 69 and had been in ill health since a reported stroke in 2008. Called the "Dear Leader" by his people, Kim, the son of North Korea's founder, remained an unknowable figure. Everything about him was guesswork, from the exact date and place of his birth to the mythologised events of his rise in a country formed by the hasty division of the Korean Peninsula at the end of World War II. North Koreans heard about him only as their "peerless leader" and "the great successor to the revolutionary cause". Yet he fostered what was perhaps the last personality cult in the Communist world. His po...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died: Reports

todayonline.com 19 Dec '11, 3am

SEOUL - Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader whose iron rule and nuclear ambitions for his isolated c...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died. #Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died. ...

sg.news.yahoo.com 19 Dec '11, 3am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader whose iron rule and nuclear ambitions ...

Kim Jong Il: A reclusive leader in a hermit state

Kim Jong Il: A reclusive leader in a hermit state

straitstimes.com 19 Dec '11, 3am

In this Apr. 25, 2002 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, (right), applauds with Kim Yong Nam, president of the P...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader whose iron rule and nuclear ambitions ...

mrbrown.com: The Other Kim

mrbrown.com 19 Dec '11, 10am

The mr brown blog containing his popular and satirical Singapore National Education Series and other funny musings on the ...

Kim Jong Il dies at the age of 69: N.Korea stat...

straitstimes.com 19 Dec '11, 3am

SEOUL (AFP, AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died, Pyongyang's state television announced on Monday. The veteran ...

South Korean army put on high alert; US says it...

todayonline.com 19 Dec '11, 5am

PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea today urged its 24 million people to rally behind 20-something heir-apparent Kim Jong...

Dictator Kim Jong Il is dead.... #sgpolitics

singaporemind.blogspot.com 20 Dec '11, 10pm

....and he is so loved by his people. Here's a leader who kept his people ignorant for decades, make them live in utter po...

US senator John McCain voices satisfaction that North Korea's Kim Jong Il is 'in a warm corner of hell'

US senator John McCain voices satisfaction that...

straitstimes.com 20 Dec '11, 1am

United States Senator John McCain voiced satisfaction on Monday that late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is 'in a warm co...

No seriously Kim Jong-Il once completed 18 hole...

worldgolf.com 19 Dec '11, 4am

After reading Jennifer Mario’s absolutely gushing blog about South Korean golfers dominating the LPGA’s Office Depot Champ...

bye our dear leader who "walked out from his mother’s Patriotic and Revolutionary vagina six months prematurely"

bye our dear leader who "walked out from his mo...

alvinology.com 19 Dec '11, 3am

Btw, I am waiting anxiously to hear what is the “official” North Korean version of Kim Jong Il’s death. Will it be as amus...

The third generation of the North Korean regime, Kim Jong-un: (Yes, rejoicing Kim Jong-il's death won't help much.

The third generation of the North Korean regime...

sg.news.yahoo.com 19 Dec '11, 7am

The young man tipped to be North Korea's next leader and propel the Kim dynasty into a third generation is even more of an...

#Kimjongil funeral to be held in Pyongyang on Dec 28, no foreign delegations will be invited

#Kimjongil funeral to be held in Pyongyang on D...

straitstimes.com 19 Dec '11, 3am

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Dec 14, 2011 shows North Korean l...

Kim Jong-Un visits late father

channelnewsasia.com 20 Dec '11, 5am

SEOUL: North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un visited the body of his late father and former leader Kim Jong-Il Tuesday to p...