Kim Jong Il makes first public appearance since 'illness'

Kim Jong Il makes first public appearance since 'illness'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il today made his first public appearance in more than a month.

The Korean Central News Agency reported that Mr Kim watched a football match held to mark the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the university named after his late father, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung.

The 66-year-old leader had not been seen in public since mid August. US and South Korean officials say he suffered a stroke.

Officials in North Korea have denied that Mr Kim was ill.

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