Kim Jong-il is Dead

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Zennie Abraham / Zennie62


The 69-year-old leader of the communist nation of North Korea is now dead according to many headlines including the BBC which reports that he died on a train while outside the capital.

This story is fresh and still developing. The many news sources that I have checked refer a lot to the stroke he had back in 2008, and although it is known that he died on a train the reason for his death is not yet verified.

According to CNN:

“Kim, 69, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, state TV said.
A broadcaster reported that Kim died due to “overwork” after “dedicating his life to the people.”
South Korean news agency Yonhap — which based its reporting on its monitoring off North Korean state television — said that Kim had died during a train trip.”

What does this mean for North Korea? Could this finally be the end of the Korean war?

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Because I'm Nikky Raney & you're not. Student, blogger & aspiring journalist as well as editor. I have already been a paid journalist and I have a lot of experience. Worked for political campaigns as well as at a television station. I am currently attending New England School of Communications in Bangor, Maine. I was Managing Editor and was one of the creators in 2006 of the largest student run newspaper in New England: The Tide, at Dover High School in Dover, New Hampshire. I was born June 7, 1990 in the Philippines. My personal site is The Future of Journalism - NikkyRaney.com You can follow me on twitter - http://twitter.com/nikkyraney

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