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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons -- not negotiating skills -- secured this week's "landmark" agreement with South Korea, as he dismissed a number of officials from a top military decision-making body. Chairing a meeting of the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC), Kim credited the North with striking the deal that ended a tense military standoff with the South, Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency said Friday.
Liu Hong won the women's 20 kilometres walk on Friday to hand China its first gold medal of the Beijing world championships, as defending champion Ashton Eaton took control of the decathlon. The morning after Usain Bolt's emphatic 200m win at the Bird's Nest stadium, Liu gave home fans something to cheer when she headed a Chinese one-two in the walk with "little sister" Lu Xiuzhi. The pair broke early and built up a massive lead in Beijing's scorching morning heat, with Liu coming home for gold in one hour 27.45 minutes with Lu right behind her.