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Seoul: North Korean Leader Has so Far Executed 70 Officials

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to mark the 21st anniversary of the death of founder Kim Il-sung in this undated picture released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency on July 8, 2015. (Photo: Reuters / KCNA)

SEOUL, South Korea — Young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has executed 70 officials since taking power in late 2011 in a “reign of terror” that far exceeds the bloodshed of his dictator father’s early rule, South Korean officials said Thursday.


Thailand returns scores of Uighurs to China

There have been protests in Turkey against China's policies on the Turkic language-speaking Uighurs [File: AFP]

Rights groups and Turkish protesters condemn Bangkok's decision to deport minority Muslims.

Thailand has sent nearly 100 Uighur Muslims back to China, a move likely to anger Turkey, as protesters targeted Thai honorary consulate in Istanbul against the move.


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