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North Korea leader condemns executed uncle as 'factional filth'

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has used his new year message to condemn his uncle as "factional filth". He said that Jang Song-thaek's execution last month has cemented "solidarity" within the party.

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Kim Jong-un celebrates New Year at first ski resort

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed his "great satisfaction" after visiting the country's first ski resort for New Year.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Wonsan. Credit: Reuters

During the visit he rode on one of the new chair lifts at the luxury Masik Pass Ski Resort in Wonsan, in the east of the country.

Kim Jong-un visits a hotel at North Korea's first ski resort. Credit: Reuters

Kim Jong-un, who studied in the Swiss capital Berne and is believed to have enjoyed skiing in the Alps, also looked around a hotel and rental shops at the resort.

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