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Jang Song-thaek, second most powerful man in the country and uncle of Kim Jong-un, is removed for "criminal acts".
South Korean intelligence reports suggest Kim Jong Un's influential uncle was dismissed from his posts.
Thousands celebrate Kim Il-sung's birth in capital Pyongyang, as tensions continue over the country's nuclear programme.
Appointment of Pak Pong-ju, fired for failing to implement economic reforms, tightens ruling family's grip on power.
What will the reclusive communist state look like under the rule of Kim Jong-il's younger son, Kim Jong-un?
State media say Hyon Yong-chol is appointed vice marshal after his predecessor was removed from the post due to illness.
State media say Ri Yong-ho, member of Kim Jong-un's inner circle, has been removed from all his posts due to illness.
Successor and youngest son of late leader Kim Jong-il is formally appointed head of the communist nation's military.
Successor and youngest son of late leader Kim Jong-il is formally appointed head of the communist nation's military.
Japanese PM's China visit focuses on North Korea and regional security in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death.
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