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Malaysia accuses North Korea of holding citizens 'hostage'

(CNN) -- Malaysia has accused North Korea of holding 11 nationals hostage, marking a new low point in the diplomatic row that's followed the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

North Korean state media reported Tuesday that Pyongyang will not allow Malaysian nationals inside North Korea to leave until Kuala Lumpur guarantees the safety of its own diplomats and citizens in Malaysia.

Of the Malaysians believed to be in North Korea, four are embassy staff and their families, plus two United Natio

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