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2008-10-27 09:00:42

Video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's oldest son in Paris apparently meeting with a top brain surgeon has reignited concerns about the leader's health. The videotape, made by a Japanese television station, shows a man identified by North Korea watchers as "undoubtedly" Kim Jong Nam as he entered a health clinic in Paris, The Times of London reported Monday. The precise date of the videotape wasn't known but some time later, a doctor was filmed arriving at Charles De Gaulle airport in...

2008-10-05 15:00:19

South Korean officials say they are skeptical that ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong Il actually made a public appearance as reported by Pyongyang. "We cannot trust North Korean media reports 100 percent, but they could be true," an unnamed South Korean intelligence official told the Yonhap news agency Sunday. "We have been monitoring reports since the announcement, but cannot confirm it." The official North Korean news agency reported Saturday that Kim watched a college soccer game but...

2008-10-04 12:00:03

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, Oct. 4 Kyodo - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il attended a soccer match at a university in Pyongyang, the country's official media reported Saturday, marking his first public appearance since Aug. 14. The Korean Central News Agency's report comes at a time when reports outside of North Korea have suggested he is suffering from a health setback. There had been no reports by North Korea's state-run media about the...

2008-09-13 06:00:09

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 12 September Sources say power sharing may already be under way North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] is known to have recovered enough to brush his teeth himself, about a month after he is believed to have suffered a stroke and had brain surgery. But it remains to be seen whether the Stalinist leader will be able to maintain his tight grip on the country. Now a growing number of sources familiar with...

2008-09-11 18:00:11

NORTHKOREAN leader Kim Jong-il was last night believed to be recovering from a recent stroke, officials in South Korea said. Speaking after a late-night briefing, a South Korean spokesman said that the 66-year-old leader was not thought to be in a serious condition. Speculation over Mr Kim's health mounted after he failed to appear at an important military parade on Tuesday. Kim Jong-il has ruled the communist nation since his father, Kim Il-sung, died in 1994. He has not yet named a...

2008-09-11 12:00:05

Around the globe, speculation is rife about the fate of nuclear-armed North Korea. Intelligence officials in the U.S. and South Korea are openly discussing the possibility that longtime Stalinist leader Kim Jong Il, 66, is sick and may not remain in power for long. Some even raise the prospect of an outright collapse of North Korea's communist regime or a messy power struggle in this reclusive country locked in the world's last cold-war confrontation. Informed North Korea experts in Seoul...

2008-09-10 21:00:09

By - The Associated Press WASHINGTON - North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il may be gravely ill, perhaps the victim of a stroke, U.S. and other Western officials said Tuesday after he failed to appear for a major parade. If so, it could jeopardize the already troubled international effort to get his nation to abandon nuclear weapons. South Korea's Yonhap news agency late Tuesday cited an unidentified government official as saying Kim was alive but ill. The official said Kim appeared to have...

2008-09-10 06:00:11

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], who has not been seen in public since late last month, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage but is recovering, a South Korean lawmaker said Wednesday, spurning widespread speculation that the communist leader may be seriously ill. "During a parliamentary session, the intelligence agency reported that Kim's condition is such that he can recover," Won Hye-young,...

2008-09-10 00:00:04

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) - A North Korean diplomat denied Wednesday [ 10 September] the communist state's leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] has fallen sick, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported. "We see such reports as not only worthless, but rather as a conspiracy plot," North Korea's ambassador for normalization talks with Japan, Song Il-ho, was quoted as saying by Kyodo. The comment came just moments after a South Korean...

2008-09-09 12:00:03

Analysts were questioning the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il Tuesday after he reportedly failed to appear in Pyongyang for a military parade. The 66-year-old ruler of North Korea's communist regime was to attend Tuesday's event marking the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding but a Japanese report indicated Kim didn't make an appearance, the South Korean news agency Yonhap said. As the speculation about Kim's health swirled, international observers were waiting to see if...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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