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Bill Clinton in surprise visit to N Korea

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Former US President Bill Clinton has arrived in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, amid an international stand off over the country's nuclear programme and the jailing of two US journalists.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency says Mr Clinton will try to negotiate the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were sentenced to 12 years hard labour in June.

They were found guilty of entering North Korea across the Chinese border in March.

John Sudworth reports from Seoul in South Korea.

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