N Korean Leader’s Half Brother Killed in Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur: The es­tranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia, a South Korean gov­ern­ment source told Reuters on Tuesday. Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of the North Korean leader, was known to spend a sig­nif­i­cant amount of his time out­side the coun­try and had spo­ken out pub­licly against his fam­ily’s dy­nas­tic con­trol of the iso­lated state. He was be­lieved to be in his mid-40s. Po­lice in Malaysia told Reuters on Tuesday an uniden­ti­fied North Korean man had died en route to hos­pi­tal from Kuala Lumpur air­port on Mon­day. Ab­dul Aziz Ali, po­lice chief for the Sepang district, said the man’s iden­tity had not been ver­i­fied. An em­ployee in the emer­gency ward of Pu­tra­jaya hos­pi­tal said a de­ceased Korean there was born in 1970 and sur­named Kim. Reuters

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