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Monday 21 April 2014

North Korea says Kim's powerful uncle dismissed for 'criminal acts'

A couple walks past a television showing a report on Jang Song Thaek, North Korean leaders' uncle, at a railway station in Seoul December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
A couple walks past a television showing a report on Jang Song Thaek, North Korean leaders' uncle, at a railway station in Seoul December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

North Korea has excoriated Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, for what it described as a slew of criminal acts, confirming the spectacular downfall of the once second most powerful man in the reclusive state.

 

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