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North Korea: What Kim Jong-Un Shares With Japan’s Wartime Emperor – Worldcrunch – All News is Global

As analysts try to gauge the new and largely untested North Korean leader, one Beijing-based Japanese commentator sees similarities between Kim Jong-Un’s situation and what Emperor Hirohito faced when he began his 60-year reign in Japan. It does not bode well. BEIJING – Two weeks ago when President Obama attended …

Indian court orders security for temple treasure

 NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court ordered Friday that a security plan be drawn up to protect a Hindu temple where devotees left billions worth of treasures over the centuries.  The state of Kerala and the former royal rulers of the region were directed by the court to explain …

Shanghai hit by spate of ‘glass bombs’ – Telegraph

Shanghai’s summer will be hot, with occasional showers of broken glass, the local government has said, warning residents to be alert to shoddy windows falling on them from the city’s 5,000 skyscrapers. Shanghai’s summer will be hot, with occasional showers of broken glass, the local government has said, warning residents …

Woman Attacks ‘Evil’ Gauguin Painting at National Gallery

An 1899 painting by Paul Gauguin will get a close inspection today after a woman tried to pull it from the wall of Washington’s National Gallery of Art and banged on its clear, plastic covering, screaming, “This is evil.” “She was really pounding it with her fists,” witness Pamela Degotardi …

Georgia painting may be long-lost Rubens – UPI.com

MARIETTA, Ga., March 19 (UPI) — A Georgia art expert says a painting believed to be a long-lost Rembrandt wasn’t, but it might just be the work of Rubens. Shae Avery was hired to restore the painting by a group of investors who bought it from the estate of a …