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South Korean officials say they are skeptical that ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong Il actually made a public appearance as reported by Pyongyang.
North Korea's state news agency reported a public appearance by reclusive leader Kim Jong Il for the first time in nearly two months, an absence that prompted speculation he was seriously ill. Kim watched a university soccer game, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.
North Korea rolled out its version of the red carpet this week, opening its biennial international film festival and allowing North Koreans to watch otherwise forbidden foreign films.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il had brain surgery after a stroke last month and could have partial paralysis on one side, it was reported yesterday. Foreign doctors, possibly from China and France, performed the operation after Mr Kim, 66, collapsed four weeks ago, South Korean newspapers claimed.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) - North Korean diplomats here on Wednesday described as nonsense media speculation over their leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il]'s health problems.
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Intelligence officials are watching signs that North Korea's unpredictable dictator Kim Jong Il might be gravely ill.South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited an unidentified South Korean government official as saying today that Kim appeared to have suffered a collapse, a term in Korean normally used to indicate a grave illness such as a stroke.
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.
NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong Il is alive but seriously ill, a news report said today, amid mounting speculation over the leader's health after he missed a key national ceremony.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, rumoured to be seriously ill, is "in a recoverable and manageable state," South Korea's state intelligence agency said in a parliamentary report on Wednesday.
By Choe Sang-Hun North Korea marked its 60th birthday Tuesday by boasting of its "war-deterrent" nuclear capabilities, as international concerns deepened about its commitment to denuclearize and about the health of its leader, Kim Jong Il.
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