Kim Jong Nam had been critical of North Korea's dynastic rule. Kim Jong Un, who inherited the leadership in 2011, was believed to have issued a standing order for his brother's execution.
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A view of Wednesday's successful test launch of the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15 is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang.
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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho leaves his hotel in New York on Monday. Ri says President Trump's tweets amount to a declaration of war against North Korea — and that the country can now defend itself under international law.
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Passers-by look at the North Korean missile's path over Japan, displayed on a huge screen in Tokyo on Wednesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and President Trump have agreed to increase pressure on Kim Jong Un's regime after it launched a ballistic missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
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Afternoon traffic passes in front of a wall painted with the flags of the U.S. and Guam in the Tumon district on the island of Guam on Friday. The island has become a talking point in the rhetoric coming from President Trump and North Korea.
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