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North Korea calls Jang Song Thaek `human scum`, executes him

North Korea has executed the uncle of its leader Kim Jong-Un after a shock purge, state news agency KCNA announced early Friday.

Uncle, aunt hold Kim Jong-un’s reins of power

Even as image makers of boyish North Korean leader Kim Jong-un seek to portray him as a tough guy, it is thought to be his aunt and uncle who are pulling the strings behind the scenes.