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Foreign doctors, military guards: Bespoke care for North Korea's Kims

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SEOUL - In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from a horse-riding accident and they wanted his advice.

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Foreign doctors, military guards: Bespoke care for North Korea's Kims 2:41am BST

SEOUL - In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from a horse-riding accident and they wanted his advice.

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Foreign doctors, military guards: Bespoke care for North Korea's Kims 01 Oct 2014

SEOUL - In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from horse-riding accident and they wanted his advice.

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Foreign doctors, military guards: Bespoke care for North Korea's Kims 01 Oct 2014

SEOUL - In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from horse-riding accident and they wanted his advice.

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North Korea beat Japan to win women's football gold 01 Oct 2014

INCHEON South Korea - North Korea won the Asian Games women's football gold medal for a third time on Wednesday, beating 2011 World Cup winners Japan 3-1 at Munhak Stadium.

UPDATE 1-Games-North Korea beat Japan to win women's soccer gold 01 Oct 2014

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 1 - North Korea won the Asian Games women's soccer gold medal for a third time on Wednesday, beating 2011 World Cup winners Japan 3-1 at Munhak Stadium.

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North Korea proposes Japan abduction talks in Pyongyang 30 Sep 2014

TOKYO - North Korea has told Japan it would not pass on findings from an investigation into the fate of Japanese people abducted by North Koran agents and proposed that Japan sends representatives for talks, Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday.

WRAPUP 1-Games-Gulf states strike athletics gold, North stun South 29 Sep 2014

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 29 - Bahrain and Qatar struck more Asian Games athletics gold on Monday as their policy of cherry-picking top African talent continued to pay off, while North Korea stunned the South with a late winner in their women's football semi-final.

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U.S. envoy says North Korea rejects talks on prisoners 29 Sep 2014

BEIJING - North Korea has rejected U.S. efforts to discuss the detention of three Americans, a U.S. diplomat said on Monday, adding the secretive state was missing a chance to build relations with Washington.

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North Korean TV acknowledges leader Kim Jong Un's health problems 26 Sep 2014

SEOUL - Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is suffering from "discomfort", state media has said in the first official acknowledgement of ill health after a prolonged period out of the public eye.