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North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV
North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV

Yet another urban legend about North Korea bites the dust. The ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly executed by firing squad last year, turned up apparently alive and well on a state television broadcast Friday night. Hyon Song Wol, a singer with an all-female band, was reported to be one of  10 to 12 people executed in August by firing squad, as the story claimed, for performing in pornographic videos sold in China. But there she was Friday shown speaking at a national meeting of artists in Pyongyang, where she thanked Kim for his support of the arts and promised to “stoke up the flame for art and creative work.’’ Her execution had first been...

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