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Kim Jong Un Mystery Grows With Reports of Train, Medical Team

  • Satellite photos show North Korea leader’s train near compound
  • Kim’s two-week absence fuels speculation about his health
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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Mystery Grows
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Speculation about Kim Jong Un’s health intensified over the weekend after tantalizing -- yet unverified -- reports about a visit by a Chinese medical team and movements of the North Korean leader’s armored train.

China sent a team including doctors and senior diplomats to advise its neighbor and longtime ally, Reuters reported on Saturday, citing three people familiar with the matter. Meanwhile, a train resembling one long used by North Korean rulers was parked last week near a coastal leadership compound in Wonsan, according to an analysis of satellite imagery released Sunday by the website 38 North. A prominent South Korea adviser also rejected the notion that Kim was ailing or dead.