The mysterious case of the blackbirds dropping from the Arkansas sky recalls Mao Zedong's Great Sparrow Massacre.
South Korea's statement that it intends this year to begin preparations to reunify the Koreas will likely irk China and the North, which could consider it a provocation.
In addition to terms directly tied to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and the Nobel Peace Prize, China's censors now block "empty chair."
The newest WikiLeaks release comprises 251,287 cables from more than 250 United States embassies around the world, including thousands classified "Secret." With historical cables dating back to the 1960s, the trove is seven times the size of "The Iraq War Logs," making it the world's largest classified information release. The New York Times, Der Spiegel, El País, the Guardian, and Le Monde had early access to the logs. According to their analysis of the myriad issues discussed in the cables, these five are among the most striking revelations.