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'Executed' North Korean singer alive, delivers speech on state TV

A North Korean singer said to be leader Kim Jong Un's ex-girlfriend and rumoured to have been executed last year has appeared on state television, apparently alive and well.

State TV showed Ms Hyon Song-Wol, the head of a band known as Moranbong, delivering a speech at a national art workers rally.

Japan's Asahi Shimbun and South Korean media had said in September that Ms Hyon, members of the Unhasu Orchestra and other state musicians had been executed by firing squad for taping themselves having sex. South Korea's spy chief Nam Jae-Joon added weight to the reports when he said that he was "aware" of the alleged execution. - AFP.