Se­cond at­tempt ‘Begged for life’ Space tri­umph

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SEOUL: The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who was mur­dered in Malaysia, had pleaded for his life af­ter an as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt in 2012, Seoul’s spy chief said Wed­nes­day, il­lus­trat­ing the dan­gers of be­ing born into a bru­tal dy­nasty. Kim Jong-Nam, el­dest son of the late for­mer leader Kim JongIl, died af­ter re­port­edly be­ing at­tacked by two women – said by Seoul to be agents of North Korea. – AFP THE HALF-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who was mur­dered in Malaysia, had pleaded for his life af­ter an as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt in 2012, Seoul’s spy chief said, il­lus­trat­ing the dan­gers of be­ing born into a bru­tal dy­nasty. Kim Jong-Nam, son of the late Kim Jong-Il, died af­ter re­port­edly be­ing at­tacked by two women – said by Seoul to be agents of North Korea – at Kuala Lumpur In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Mon­day. SRI­HARIKOTA: India put a record 104 satellites from a sin­gle rocket into orbit on Wed­nes­day in the lat­est tri­umph for its fa­mously fru­gal space pro­gramme. Cel­e­bra­tions erupted among sci­en­tists at the south­ern space­port of Sri­harikota as the head of India’s Space Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion, Ki­ran Ku­mar, an­nounced all the satellites had been ejected as planned. Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi con­grat­u­lated the team. – AFP

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