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 Spirited Away
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October 20, 2003 Issue
 

ASIA
 Malaysia: Mahathir steps down
 Essay: Last of the strongmen?
 Korea: Roh's Woes


NOTEBOOK
 Japan: Baseball's losers win
 China: Blood Feud
 N. Korea: Suspicious accident
 Milestones
 Verbatim
 Letters


GLOBAL ADVISOR
 Travel: Lowdown on the high life
 Check In: Best airport lounge
 Concorde: A piece of history
 Berlin: Underground art
 DIY: Taking kids abroad
 Style: Bespoke, not broke
 Food: Lambrosia


CNN.com: Top Headlines
Accident or palace plot? Like so many things in North Korea, it's a mystery. According to Japan's Sankei Shimbun, Ko Young Hee, longtime companion of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, is in critical condition after injuring her head in a car accident. Pyongyang made no comment, but the report raised eyebrows among North Korea watchers since motoring in the Hermit Kingdom isn't very hazardous. (Private ownership of cars isn't allowed.) "If there was an accident," says Sohn Kwang Joo, a research fellow at South Korea's Institute of National Unification Policy, "there is a good chance it wasn't a car...

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