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North Korean fugitive recaptured in China after more than 40 days on the run



Chinese police have captured a North Korean prisoner who staged a daring escape from jail in October and had been on the run for more than 40 days, authorities said on Sunday.Officials in northeast China offered a US$23,000 bounty for the recapture of the escapee, in a manhunt that sparked massive interest on social media.The 39-year-old prisoner, identified by the Chinese name Zhu Xianjian, was jailed in China after fleeing reclusive North Korea.He escaped the facility in Jilin City by scaling…



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