DANDONG, China/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea was in seclusion on Tuesday, a day after it announced the death of its leader Kim Jong-il, as concerns mounted over what would happen next within one of the world’s most secretive and unpredictable nations. While U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged nuclear-armed North Korea to follow a “path of peace”, diplomats and commentators were still struggling to understand what would happen as it transitions from the 17-year rule of Kim Jong-il, 69 years old when he died, to that of his son, said to be aged in his late 20s. …

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