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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons -- not negotiating skills -- secured what he described as a "landmark" agreement this week with South Korea to end a dangerous military standoff. Chairing a meeting of the Central Military Commission (CMC), Kim credited the North with securing the deal, which had put the rival Koreas back on the path of "reconciliation and trust", the North's official KCNA news agency said Friday. The agreement reached after marathon day-night talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom, pulled both sides back from the brink of an armed conflict and committed them to starting an official dialogue.
Usain Bolt has well and truly cemented his legendary status after winning his 11th individual world or Olympic sprint title from a possible 12 since he took track and field by storm at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On Thursday, Bolt clocked a world-leading 19.55 seconds to beat Justin Gatlin by nearly two-tenths to add the 200m to his 100m title. "I knew I had to get through the 150 first and I ran my hardest and got it done -- after the first 150 I looked across and I could see that Justin Gatlin was tired so it was never a doubt that I was going to win the race." Bolt savoured the moment after plunging the dagger into Gatlin for a second time.