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US citizen released by North Korea

7 December 2013 Last updated at 11:28 GMT

North Korea has deported a US veteran who had been detained in the country since October.

Merrill Newman, 85, was accused of carrying out hostile acts against the North Korean state and ordering the deaths of civilians during the Korean war more than sixty years ago.

Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul.

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