Kim Jong Nam's identity confirmed by using child's DNA, official confirms
He did not say when and where the DNA sample was taken.
The announcement was made two days after reports emerged that Malaysia used fingerprint data of Jong Nam that they received from Japan to identify his body after he was poisoned with nerve agent VX in Kuala Lumpur on February 13.
"What we are facing now is the result of their action in assassinating their own citizen in Malaysia, on Malaysian soil, using a strictly banned chemical weapon", Najib told state media last Wednesday.
VX is a fast-acting toxin that causes respiratory collapse and heart failure. He criticized the interim outcomes of a probe by the Malaysian police the previous day, which strongly hinted at the North's involvement in the killing.
South Korean intelligence officers say Kim Jong Un had issued standing orders for the elimination of his elder half-brother.
GENEVA North Korea boycotted a United Nations review of its human rights record on Monday, shunning calls to hold to account the Pyongyang leadership for crimes against humanity documented by the world body.
Although Malaysia has not directly accused North Korea of being behind Mr Kim's death, there is increasing speculation that Pyongyang orchestrated it. North Korea has fiercely denied that accusation.
Investigators say the VX nerve agent used to kill him was nearly certainly produced in a sophisticated state laboratory and North Korea is believed to possess large quantities of chemical weapons.
Syria Fires Back at Israel After Series of Airstrikes
When we notice attempts to assist Hezbollah with weapons, we put our intelligence and operational capabilities to thwart it. Russian Federation summoned its ambassador to Israel for clarifications following Israeli airstrikes in Syria.
Lotus Elise Sprint sheds 90 pounds 03/17/17
Before this becomes too cynical though, a lighter Elise is surely a better Elise: "Less mass means more Lotus", apparently. Somehow, the new Elise Sprint barely tips the scales at a skinny 1,759 pounds, down 90 pounds from the regular Elise.
Mauricio Pochettino: 'We can cope without Harry Kane'
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The murder has sparked a diplomatic meltdown between two countries with once strong ties.
On negotiations with North Korea on the release of the nine Malaysians, Dr Ahmad Zahid said formal talks at the secretary-general level had begun since Monday. About 315 North Koreans are in Malaysia.
Two-thirds of the 39 countries that North Koreans can travel to without a visa are in Asia and Africa, including Cambodia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.
A leading regional security expert told the AFP news agency last month that it would not have been hard to get VX into Malaysia in a diplomatic pouch, which would not be subject to regular customs checks.
He was carrying a passport bearing the name Kim Chol.
Video footage of a man claiming to be the son of Kim Jong Nam appeared last week, in which he said he was lying low with his mother and sister.
The workers were employed in mines and construction sites in the state. "But they (North Korea) have to ask themselves if they have listened to previous demands by worldwide bodies", the minister said.
Trump loses $1bn, now 544th on Forbes billionaires list
The developer-turned-politician, who ranked No. 336 past year , fell further behind to Bill Gates , the list's perennial leader. The change in the total number of billionaires - up 233 since last year - was the biggest increase in 31 years.
Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador
With Russian backing, Assad has turned the tide of the conflict, reclaiming critical territory from ISIS and other rebel groups. Hezbollah claims that the attacks by Israel were in defense of ISIS in the region.
Kim Kardashian West thought her attackers were terrorists
The 36-year-old said one of the robbers grabbed her phone and threw her on the bed and she thought "this is it". Kris Jenner feared her daughter Kim Kardashian West would die when she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris .
Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs full fight highlights
He touted himself as a gentleman over gangster, but let fly his fists fly in the name of knocking out Golovkin Saturday night. Golovkin, a native of Kazakhstan, has knocked out 23 opponents in a row. "I think I won the fight", the New Yorker said.
Everton fans won't turn on Romelu Lukaku despite stalled talks - Koeman
Valencia came off the bench in the 77th minute and 60 seconds later he killed off Hull with a fine finish from Lukaku's pass. He has so far refused to sign an extension to his contract, much to Ronald Koeman's frustration.
Somali pirates release hijacked oil tanker, hostages
Worldwide media reports had said that the pirates had demanded an undisclosed ransom for the vessel's return. Though anti-piracy measures ended attacks on commercial vessels, fishing boats continued to face assaults.
Syrian rebel fighters evacuated from Homs en masse
Al-Wair is home to an estimated 75,000 people and has been under siege by government forces since late 2013. Opposition fighters say that they have been coerced into such agreements by brutal sieges and bombardments.
Tesla to raise about $1.15bn in stock, notes
The underwriters increased the amount of equity and convertible notes to $1.2 billion. Tesla shares opened at $264 Friday morning before dropping 0.7% and then rebounding.
Asian shares weaker with Fed rate views weighing
The Netherlands has its own election this week, where politicians have also railed against the European Union and immigrants. OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell 77 cents to $47.63 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Tom Crean Out at IU
If Alford were to leave UCLA and take up the IN position he would go from a program on the rise to a program IN need of fix . On the eve of their first round game in the NCAA tournament the UCLA Bruins may have to deal with the a huge distraction.
Mar 18 2017