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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kim Jong Il also Kim Chong-Il (chŏngˈ ĭlˈ) Born 1942. Korean politician and head of state of North Korea (since 1994).


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  • The Seoul-based Open Radio for North Korea says the condition worsened last month and blames it on what it calls Kim Jong Il's "excessive smoking and drinking."

    News for WNCT

  • The North's Korean Central News Agency is perpetrating the dictator-as-hero story, reporting that the North Korean people, "young and old, men and women, are calling Kim Jong Il, who gave tireless field guidance, totally dedicated day and night to the happiness of the people."

    The Seattle Times

  • In this week's installment of our "Your U.N. at Work" series: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea—aka Kim Jong Il's dungeon—has assumed the presidency of the Conference on Disarmament.

    Another Turtle Bay Milestone

  • In a release titled "Kim Jong Il Passes Away Urgent", it noted that he "passed away from great mental and physical strain", passing away at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.

    Kim Jong Il Dead: North Korea Leader Dies (VIDEO)

  • To say that Sunbeam's CEO, Ed Ansin, is a maverick would be like calling Kim Jong Il a little eccentric.

    Chez Pazienza: Just Saying No to Leno

  • Some thoughts are even more disturbing than the idea of Kim Jong Il's controlling an arse nal of poison gas, germ-war cul tures and nuclear devices.

    Looking Past Mr. Kim

  • I wonder is Dana calls Kim Jong Il the “Dear Leader”, since that what the government if North Korea calls him!

    Think Progress » Dana Priest: Washington Post Avoids ‘Civil War’ Language Because Iraqi Gov’t Does Not Use It

  • On Thursday, the North's state media called Kim Jong Il the "eternal leader" - reminiscent of his father's title - and said his body will be displayed at Pyongyang's Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where the embalmed body of Kim Il Sung has been lying since 1995, a year after he died.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • The new name for Kim Jong Il's birthday, "Day of the Shining Star," is another link to Kim Il Sung, whose birthday is called the "Day of the Sun."

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • He urged appeasement, calling Kim Jong Il's nuclear detonation "A cry for help." News


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