Kim Jong-il ‘has pancreatic cancer’

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North Korea’s "dear leader", Kim Jong-il, has life-threatening cancer, South Korean media claimed today, prompting fears for the country’s long-term stability.

The reports came days after images appeared of the 67-year-old looking gaunt in a rare public appearance, increasing speculation that his health was worsening after a reported stroke last year.

Seoul’s YTN television channel reported that Kim had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, citing unidentified intelligence officials in South Korea and China as saying the illness was threatening his life.

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