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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's elder half-brother, who disappeared from the radar since the execution of former eminence grise Jang Song-taek, has been spotted in Malaysia. The Yomiuri Shimbun on Tuesday quoted sources as saying Kim Jong-nam left his home in Singapore earlier this month and was spotted in a Korean restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Until December of 2011, when his father, former leader Kim Jong-il was alive, Kim Jong-nam shuttled back and forth between Beijing and Macau, where his first and second wives lived. He also travelled to Thailand, Austria and Russia and stopped in Pyongyang once in a while.

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North Korea Lands First Ever Man On The Sun, Confirms Central News Agency

THE STATE News Agency of North Korea has confirmed today that the country has become the first in the world to ever land a man on the sun It reported that astronaut Hung Il Gong left for the sun on a specially designed rocket ship at approximately 3am this morning. While on the sun, Mr. Hung collected sun spot samples to bring back to his supreme leader as a present. The 18 hour mission is already being called the ‘greatest human achievement of our time’ by the North Korean central news agency.

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Dear Straits Times, a simple apology would have sufficed

Furthermore, the Straits Times is guilty here of a terrible doublethink. On one hand, Yap emphasises the importance of factual verification when he slams the dismissal by critics of such a version of events as "premised on assumption, not factual verification" and affirms that "a newspaper's duty and credibility depend on getting the facts right". Yet on the other hand, he contradicts himself by spinning a strange concoction about how "truth in media is as much a function of opinion as it is of fact" and how "truth is often as nuanced as the currently proverbial fifty shades of grey".

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