Five unnamed Western European security sources say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his father Kim Jong-il used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports in order to apply for visas to visit Western countries in the 1990s.
Two women charged with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam plead not guilty in a Malaysian court because they thought it was a TV prank. Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and the half-brother of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is given two posts in the Workers' Party of Korea previously held by his father Kim Jong-Il, including chairman of the party's Central Military Commission and a standing member of the Politburo.
Paris-based media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders names the leaders of North Korea (Kim Jong-il), Russia (Vladimir Putin) and Rwanda (Paul Kagame) as some of the world's worst "predators of freedom" and lists offences against press freedom in 40 countries.