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US, Asia wary after Kim's death

Kim Jong-il, the leader of North Korea, has died. He was 69 and had ruled the country for 17 years. His death came on Saturday after a long illness that Western spy agencies say was some form of cancer.

Tuesday, 20 December, 2011, 12:00am

Kim is dead, long live Kim

Kim Jong-il was clearly an accomplished character. A photograph I once saw displayed in the North Korean trade mission in Vientiane showed him planting his country's flag on the summit of Everest.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Kim, Hu Reaffirm ties as trip ends

Beijing yesterday confirmed North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong-il had paid a week-long visit to China, with official media quoting Kim as telling President Hu Jintao Pyongyang will concentrate on economic development and is willing to resume talks on nuclear disarmament.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Former pariah can teach Kim a thing or two

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il, is famously secretive, so it is not surprising that details of visits he will reportedly make to Vietnam and China next week are murky.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The hard work is yet to come, says HK coach

Hong Kong continued their winning ways in the world team championships with clean-sheet victories in both the men and women's events on the second day of competition at Guangzhou Gymnasium yesterday.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong pair reach final

Hong Kong's Ko Lai -chak (pictured) and Tie Yana have reached the final of the mixed doubles at the Asian championships in Yangzhou, China. The pair beat Hyok Bong and Kim Jong of North Korea 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 in the semi-finals last night and face Oh Sang-eun and Kwak Bang-bang of South Korea for the title today.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Young Mr Kim's low-profile high life in Macau

Drinking and dining cronies don't know he's despot's son

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Nation divided over who's to blame, but united in its grief

Slain victim's family suffer in media spotlight

South Korea's shock and revulsion at the beheading of hostage Kim Sun-il has been fuelled by constant television replays of the grief-stricken reaction of his family on receiving the news.

24 Jun 2004 - 12:00am