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North Korea leader Kim Jong-il has pancreatic cancer: report

A man watches a television news broadcast about North Korean leader Kim Jong-il at the Seoul railway station July 8, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has pancreatic cancer, South Korean broadcaster YTN said on Monday in an unsourced news flash.

Kim’s health is one of the most closely guarded secrets in the reclusive communist state.

Reporting by Jack Kim, Editing by Dean Yates

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