North Korea: Kim attends military art performance

North Korea's absolute leader Kim Jong Il has appeared in public at a military art performance, the communist country's state news agency reported amid continued speculation about his health. Kim and top military officers attended the 32nd military art festival, featuring army and navy performers, the country's official Korean Central News Agency said in a dispatch from Pyongyang on Saturday. Kim "waved back to the enthusiastically cheering performers and congratulated them on their successful presentation," the KCNA said, adding that Kim told the soldiers that art could make them better fighters. However, the report - monitored early Sunday in Seoul - did not say when and where Kim watched the performance.