North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother has reportedly been assassinated in Malaysia.http://news.sky.com/story/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-uns-half-brother-assassinated-by-poisoned-needles-10767631
Kim Jong-Nam is believed to have been poisoned by two female Pyongyang agents at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday, according to a report by TV Chosun, citing Seoul government sources
The women used poisoned needles to kill him, according to the South Korean broadcaster.
The suspects immediately fled the scene in a taxi, it reported.
The 45-year-old was due to catch a flight to Macau, but was found ill at the airport and died on his way to hospital.
Kim Jong-Nam is the son of Song Hye-rim, a South Korean-born actress who is believed to have been a mistress of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.
He was a known advocate of reform in North Korea and was vocal about his opposition to the nation's dynastic succession policy.
Understood to be Kim Jong-Il's heir apparent as his eldest son, he was overlooked for the succession after a botched attempt to enter Japan in May 2001 on a false Dominican Republic passport.
He claimed he wanted to visit Disney's Tokyo resort, but the incident embarrassed his father, and the then North Korean leader was succeeded by Kim Jong-Un in December 2011.
Following the scandal, Kim Jong-Nam and his family virtually lived in exile in Macau, Singapore and China.
According to South Korean prosecutors, a North Korean detained as a spy in October 2012 admitted being involved in a 2010 plot to stage a hit-and-run car accident targeting Kim Jong-Nam in China.