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NKorea's Kim Jong Un named to new top party post

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has been named first secretary of the Workers' Party in what appears to be a new top party post.

Meanwhile, his late father, Kim Jong Il, was declared "eternal" general secretary of the ruling party at a special conference held Wednesday in Pyongyang.

The news came as North Korea puts the final touches on fueling a rocket it intends to send into space soon.