N Korea's Kim has 'recovered'

South Korean media says Kim Jong-Il had left hospital in October.

    A limited number of photos of Kim have 
    been released in recent months [AFP]

    A South Korean official was quoted as saying that Kim may have left hospital between early and mid-October.

    State media reports

    In the past week, North Korean state media has reported on a daily basis about Kim's visits to places such as army units and a ceramics factory.

    However, the reports were undated.

    But there was a report that stood out last week because it had a well-defined time element. In one picture, Kim stands behind people reading an online version of a state newspaper.

    In another picture where Kim is not seen, a computer monitor clearly shows the December 16 date of the newspaper.

    The North has not provided clear evidence of a recovered Kim by showing him at a large state function or with a visiting dignitary.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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