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Kim Jong Un's Half Brother 'Assassinated In Malaysia'

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly been murdered in Malaysia.Cable television network TV Chosun said Kim...

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly been murdered in Malaysia.

Cable television network TV Chosun said Kim Jong Nam had been poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport by two women believed to be regime operatives.

South Korean news agency, Yonhap News, broke the news of his death, citing government sources.

Malaysian police told the Reuters news agency an unidentified North Korean man died en route to hospital from Kuala Lumpur airport.

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Kim, who was the eldest son of Kim Jong Il, survived an assassination attempt in Macau around the time of his father's death in 2011.

Initially seen as the heir-apparent to the Pyongyang dynasty, he had lived outside North Korea for years after falling out of favour with his father and, later, his brother.

He's reported to have two wives and several children.

If the death is confirmed it would mark one of the most high-profile deaths during the Kim Jong Un regime and comes at a time of heightened tensions following a recent missile test by the regime.

Kim Jon Nam's mother was a South Korean-born actress who had a non-marital relationship with the 'Dear Leader'.

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