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North Korea Bans Use of Leader's Name

North Korea has prohibited its citizens from having the same name as the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. It is the latest reported attempt by Pyongyang to generate a personality cult around the Kim family, which has ruled North Korea for three generations. A North Korean state directive says all citizens named Kim Jong Un should get new names and that birth registrations with that name should be rejected. The mandate, obtained by several South Korean media outlets, was given in...

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