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N Korea confirms key dismissal

North Korea confirms that Chang Song-thaek, one of its most powerful politicians, has been dismissed.

Pictures showing North Korea's second-most powerful man being forcibly removed from a senior Party meeting have been shown on the country's state television.

Jang Song-thaek is the uncle of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, and had been given the job of guiding and mentoring the young leader as he assumed power two years ago.

Lucy Williamson reports.

  • 09 Dec
  • From the section Asia