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N Korea names Kim to top national military post

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 16:00

Seoul: North Korea named its young leader Kim Jong-un as First Chairman of the ruling National Defence Commission at a meeting of its Assembly on Friday, capping a rise to power in the reclusive state after the sudden death of his father in December.
Kim Jong-il, who ruled the country as the chairman of the powerful military commission until he died, would remain its chairman for eternity, the North`s official KCNA news agency said.
Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 16:00

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