The Ticker: On the Deaths of Kim Jong-Il & Vaclav Havel

Associated PressText of North Korean statement on Kim Jong Il’s death

Jakarta PostSouth Korea’s aggressive PR campaigns to show off its economic power

Wired’s UnderwireKittehs, Chatbots, Kim Jong-Il: The Best Viral Videos of 2011

Associated PressUS Stocks Edge Higher After N. Korean Leader Death

Wonkette (satire):  Sadness of Vaclav Havel’s Death Lightened By Kim Jong Il’s Death

National JournalPlaywright President Vaclav Havel Dies

New York TimesVaclav Havel’s Inspiration for the Arabs (letter)