The new year is off and running, and the big news stories of the year are already taking shape. Moving around the world, we can look from a potential overthrow finally happening after Bashar Assad has killed tens of thousands of Syrians to the dawn of a new fight for women's rights in Saudi Arabia, India, and Pakistan.
And, of course, we should expect to see a country push the boundaries with the international community:
Here comes the son! Kim Jong-un has been the "Great Successor" to "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il for a little over a year now, and it's time to prove his stuff in terms of rankling those on the world stage. He marked his one-year anniversary with a satellite launch that foes branded as a test of banned ballistic missile technology. The impoverished communist nation is reportedly aiming to start the new year with its third nuclear test, following the acts in 2006 and 2009 that sparked global anger and concern. How far will little Kim go to assert his rule and make a name for his reign?
Read the top 10 news stories to watch in 2013.
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