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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea media silent on Kim whereabouts as speculation rages

Lack of news is 'unusual' says former diplomat who defected

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides a drill of mortar sub-units of North Korean Army in this image released on April 10. (KCNA via Reuters)

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korean state media on Wednesday made no mention of leader Kim Jong Un's health or whereabouts, a day after intense international speculation over his health was sparked by media reports he was gravely ill after a cardiovascular procedure.

North Korean media presented a business as usual image, carrying routine reporting of Kim's achievements and publishing some of his older, or undated, comments on issues like the economy.

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