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Kim Jong Un, North Korea May be Planning 4th Nuclear Test: Report

FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is followed by his uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from left, and Yang Hyong Sop, left, vice president of the Presidium of North Korea's parliament, as he tours the newly opened Fatherland Liberation War Museum as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. Images of Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle Jang have been removed from a rebroadcast of an official TV documentary that was shown on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, adding credence to South Korea’s belief that he may have been purged by his nephew. Seoul’s spy agency told lawmakers that Jang is believed to have been sacked after two of his key associates were executed over corruption charges in November 2013. Some worry that, if true, the purge of such a powerful figure could lead to dangerous instability. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is followed by his uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from left, and Yang Hyong Sop, left, vice president of the Presidium of North Korea's parliament, as he tours the newly opened Fatherland Liberation War Museum as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. Images of Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle Jang have been removed from a rebroadcast of an official TV documentary that was shown on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, adding credence to South Korea’s belief that he may have been purged by his nephew. Seoul’s spy agency told lawmakers that Jang is believed to have been sacked after two of his key associates were executed over corruption charges in November 2013. Some worry that, if true, the purge of such a powerful figure could lead to dangerous instability. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

North Korea could be preparing to carry out another nuclear test in response to a resolution from the United Nations to call for dictator Kim...




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