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There is growing speculation about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, 66, after he failed to attend a huge martial parade in Pyongyang.
Rumours were already rife about the well being of the North Korean leader.
Recent reports, quoting an unnamed South Korean official based in Beijing, say he suffered a collapse in August.
But Mr Kim's absence from the parade - he was not seen in any of the TV coverage of the event - will prompt feverish speculation, especially given the symbolic importance of the anniversary.
Mr Kim has not been seen in public since early last month, giving rise to speculation he could be seriously unwell.
Mr Kim has been known to disappear from public view for extended periods before, and has always returned eventually, but this time the rumours of ill health have been given added impetus by news that a team of Chinese doctors was recently summoned to examine him.
Originally posted by Interestinggg
Why would they lie about his death?