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N Korea at crossroads

South Korea plays down reports of Kim Jong Un's ill health

Japan is gathering information after CNN reported leader in serious condition

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un takes part in a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11.    © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea's presidential office on Tuesday downplayed reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's health is in a serious condition.

"We find no suspicious activities inside North Korea so far," said Blue House spokesman Kang Min-seok. "We have nothing to confirm about a rumor that North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un has a problem with his health that some media reported."

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