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Kim's leadership renewed in N Korea

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North Korea's state-run television has announced Kim Jong-il's re-election as chairman of the National Defence Commission at the Supreme People's Assembly.

It is the most important position in North Korea, putting him in overall control of the armed forces.

His re-election comes days after a rocket launch that was praised at home but criticised at the UN.

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