Kim Jong-nam Assassinated By Two Women Who Thought They Were On a Prank Show
One of the weirder stories of the year was the assassination of Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Kim Jong-nam. While making his way through Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he was confronted by two women – one of whom was wearing a sweatshirt reading "LOL" – who sprayed him in the face with a VX nerve agent. He died 20 minutes later, before he could make it to the hospital.
The strangest part of the story, though, is that the women later said they thought they were taping a comedy prank show. They were paid to spray a few other men in the face with water earlier that day. Apparently they were unsuspecting assassins. In October, they pleaded not guilty in Malaysia, and potentially face the death penalty.