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US Army deserter who spent decades in N.Korea dies at 77

SEOUL: Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang, has died at the age of 77, officials said on Tuesday. According to the Asahi Shimbun daily, his daughter found him collapsed outside their house on Monday and called the emergency services. He later died of heart problems at a hospital in the northern city of Sado, according to the local government. He deserted during a drunken night in 1965, crossing the heavily fortified…