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N Korea's Kim missing from parade

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Kim Jong Il was conspicuously absent from a parade on Tuesday to mark the 60th anniversary of the communist state. A US intelligence official said the reclusive leader may have suffered a stroke. International relations Professor Hazel Smith of Warwick University discusses the growing speculation about the state of health of the North Korean leader.

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