North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died Saturday on a train trip, a tearful state television announcer, dressed in black, reported Monday.
The announcer said that the 69-year old had died of physical and mental over-work on his way to give "field guidance."
He had suffered a stroke in 2008, but appeared to have recovered.
The reclusive state had begun the process of transferring power to his son Kim Jong-un, believed to be in his late 20s.Read more »
Tuesday’s exchange of firepower in Korea is what happens when international political maneuvering starts to get out of hand. Two groups, each trying to deter the other from encroaching on their turf, rattle their sabers and people die.Read more »
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