Rotund supreme leader offers 'expert guidance' but critics say he should be helping malnourished North Koreans
North Korean dictator apparently sacked military bigwig so he can implement free-market economic reform
Kim Jong-un has removed his own mentor from all duties because of 'illness', but analysts believe it is a power grab
Mixed messages as supreme leader relaxes rules but continues to pursue nuclear arsenal
Damp squib provokes international condemnation and domestic embarrassment for young leader
Labour-training camp sentences handed out to North Koreans who did not cry convincingly
Speculation over identity of woman photographed at North Korean leader's coffin – is she his daughter?
State news agency claims that the natural world is grieving for Dear Leader
Private armoured train was stationary in Pyongpang – but why would N Korea seek to massage the truth?
When the late Dear Leader had a stroke three years ago, only a French neurosurgeon would do
Oddball North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il will be missed for his quirks if nothing else...
Anxiety over his designated successor, North Korea's nuclear programme and links with Iran
In his elevator shoes and bouffant hairdo, he was the wacky dictator - unless you lived in North Korea
In pictures: North Korea's 'Dear Leader' held talks with Dmitry Medvedev and went boating on Lake Baikal on a rare foreign trip
North Korean leader is saidto have taken his successor,youngest son Kim Jong-un