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Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong is North Korea's rising star and newest power player
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Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong is North Korea's rising star and newest power player

On Sunday, North Korean state media reported that Kim Jong-un promoted his sister to a senior ruling party post, making her one of the most powerful women in the country.

Kim Jong-un praises North Korea's nuclear programme, promotes sister to senior politburo post
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Kim Jong-un praises North Korea's nuclear programme, promotes sister to senior politburo post

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promoted his sister to a senior ruling party post, state media said on Sunday,

Ban Ki Moon says N Korea execution was a dramatic surprise
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Ban Ki Moon says N Korea execution was a dramatic surprise

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called the execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle "very dramatic and surprising" and is urged the country's neighbors not to take any "premature actions."

Kim Jong Un names aunt on panel days after executing her husband
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Kim Jong Un names aunt on panel days after executing her husband

On late Saturday, her name appeared in a state media dispatch alongside top officials in a funeral committee for fellow senior Workers' Party official Kim Kuk Thae, who died on Friday.

Kim Jong's purge puts him in company of Stalin, Hitler, Mao
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Kim Jong's purge puts him in company of Stalin, Hitler, Mao

For people familiar with the way that dictators such as Stalin, Hitler and Mao methodically ousted their opponents, the purging and execution of the No. 2 official in North Korea is nothing new.

North Korea says Jang Song Thaek 'worse than a dog', executes him
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North Korea says Jang Song Thaek 'worse than a dog', executes him

North Korea said Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power.

Execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle, worries South Korea
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Execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle, worries South Korea

South Korea expressed deep concern about a series of occurrences in North Korea, including the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, who was married to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's biological aunt, Seoul's unification ministry said Friday.

North Korea says Kim's uncle removed from power
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North Korea says Kim's uncle removed from power

The young North Korean leader will now rule without a relative long considered his mentor as he consolidated power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, two years ago. Jang Song Thaek's fall from the leadership, detailed in a lengthy dispatch by state media, is the latest and most significant in a series of personnel reshuffles that Kim has conducted in an apparent effort to bolster his power.