North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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North Korea's Kim Jong-un named marshal

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been given the title of marshal, state media has announced.

The move followed a high-level military reshuffle in which army chief Ri Yong-ho was removed ''due to illness'' and a little-known general promoted.

Lucy Williamson, reporting from Seoul, says Kim Jong-un is 'trying to consolidate his hands on the levers of military power'.

  • 18 Jul 2012