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North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence
North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since early September, the nation’s official media reported Tuesday, ending a mysterious absence of nearly six weeks. The front page of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, showed Kim walking with a cane at a new complex of apartment buildings in Pyongyang, the capital, where he reportedly provided “field guidance.” Kim had last been seen in public Sept. 3, attending a concert with his wife. The front page of the newspaper bore a large photo of Kim with a broad grin. Lower on the page was a photo spread of him touring the complex. Among the officials...

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