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No unusual signs of activity have been observed in North Korea, intelligence analysts said, following published reports that its communist regime would issue "an announcement of important information" as soon as Monday. Speculation centered on the health of the North's leader, Kim Jong Il, whom officials in rival South Korea say has had recent brain surgery. Kim hasn't been seen in public in weeks.

Fighter jets bombed an ammunition dump for two Taliban training camps in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 30 militants and causing other heavy damage, military officials said Sunday. Earlier reports said the assault took place last Friday night and that 60 had died and "many others were wounded." The reports came as Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher was in the Pakistani capital, apparently to discuss strains in the relationship with the US over suspected American missile attacks on militant camps.


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