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North Korea leader hails political purge

1 January 2014 Last updated at 12:29 GMT

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised what he described as the "elimination of factionalist filth" in what are thought to be the first public remarks on the execution of his uncle Chang Song-thaek.

In a new year message, Mr Kim, also spoke of the need for better relations with South Korea.

Alpa Patel reports.