He's back. Kim Jong-Un, North Korea's rotund despot, had been out of the public eye for over a month, with rumours abound that he had been the victim of a coup or fallen foul of his own weight.
Today, North Korean state media said, he gave a "field guidance" at a newly built housing complex.
It remains eminently possibly that the state-run media agency - effectively a government mouthpiece - is hiding something from the rest of the world.
Kim's absence remains unexplained: he may have fractured his ankles due to his weight or been deposed and installed as a puppet.