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North Korea executes two top officials: media

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>> Reports of a double execution in North Korea, under special orders from Kim Jong-un. A South Korean newspaper on Tuesday saying, two top officials have been killed by anti-aircraft gun. One of them apparently for falling asleep during a meeting with the supreme leader. Reuters can't independently verify the report, but if it is true, it could be seen as Kim laying down the law after a string of high profile defections by senior Pyongyang officials.
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Including North Korea's Deputy Ambassador in London, who recently fled to the South. North Korea rarely announces executions and when it does, it's normally because Kim wants to send a firm clear message. Like when he had his own uncle killed a few years ago, apparently for conspiring against him.