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Defense in Kim Jong Nam Murder Trial Focuses on VX 'Murder Weapon'

By REUTERS

JUNE 16, 2017, 2:00 A.M. E.D.T.

PHOTO: Malaysian police escort suspect Doan Thi Huong. (AP: Daniel Chan)

KUALA LUMPUR — A lawyer for one of two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader said on Friday he was seeking the help of foreign experts to assess the evidence related to the alleged murder weapon – VX nerve agent. 362 more words

North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving as murder row boils -- Malaysian PM Najib Razak accuses North Korea of "hostage taking"

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By Praveen Menon and Ju-min Park | KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL

North Korea barred Malaysians from leaving the country on Tuesday, sparking tit-for-tat action by Malaysia, as police investigating the murder of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur sought to question up to three men hiding in the North Korean embassy. 733 more words

Kim Jong Nam Killed With U.N.-Banned VX Nerve Agent, Malaysia Says

VX listed globally as weapon of mass destruction

The VX nerve agent stored at the Newport Chemical Depot in Indiana in 1997, the year the Chemical Weapons Convention took effect, leading many nations to cut their stockpiles. 373 more words

Authorities to sweep KLIA2 for ‘radioactive’ material, IGP says

Malaysian authorities will sweep the international airport and other locations for radioactive material, the police chief said today, following the murder of Kim Jong-nam in which VX nerve agent, a highly toxic chemical, was used. 126 more words

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Weapon of mass destruction substance found on Jong Nam's body, says IGP

Tests using dry swabs on the eye and face show the presence of the dangerous VX nerve agent.

Preliminary tests by the Chemistry Department on the body of Kim Jong Nam have found traces of VX nerve agent, a chemical substance classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations, police said today. 162 more words

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