The world's only hereditary communist leader is reported dead. The leader of the most insulated and backward nuclear power has suffered ill-health for many years.
The world is on tenterhooks awaiting whatever sort of delusional response might come from his 28 year old son and heir in order to prove his ability to front up the military committee that oppresses the people at the northern end of the Korean principle and stops them joining up with one of the more dynamic nations of the world.
On the other hand, he and the rest of his family could bring down the whole farce and open up his country's borders. That would be one Christmas present worth having.