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Ri Jong-chol was escorted from the police station wearing a bullet-proof vest

The only North Korean held in Malaysia in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam has been released by police.

Officials have said there is insufficient evidence to charge Ri Jong-chol, and that he will be deported over immigration offences.

Chad Reopens Border With Libya

Chad has reopened its border with Libya, eight weeks after it closed it in order to stem infiltration by extremist elements, pro-government Alwihda website reports.

The Minister of Public Security and Immigration, Ahmat Mahamat Bachir, announced on Tuesday in Bardai (Tibesti) the opening of the Chad-Libyan border, with Wour as the only entry and exit point, the website reported.

Ri Jong Chol was arrested four days after the murder

The North Korean man being held by Malaysia in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam is to be released and deported on Friday.

Malaysia's Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali said Ri Jong Chol was "a free man" as there was "insufficient evidence to charge him".

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