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    TV screens show pictures of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

    Malaysia Court Charges 2 Women With Murder Over Kim Jong Nam’s Killing

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    A magistrate’s court in Malaysia charged two women on Wednesday with murder over their role in the killing of North Korean leader’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam, local media reported.

    In this June 4, 2010 file photo, Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, waves after his first-ever interview with South Korean media in Macau, China
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Duon Thi Huong, a 29-year-old Vietnamese national, and Siti Aisyah, a 25-year-old Indonesian national, were charged separately, The Star newspaper reported.

    Kim Jong Nam was killed on February 13 at the Kuala Lumpur airport when he was about to board a flight to Macau. The women sprayed a highly toxic nerve agent, VX, in his face. They claimed they had been paid to play a prank on him.


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