While floods around Laos have begun to recede, many communities remain submerged. Along Route 13 from Vientiane south to Paksan, the residents of Hai Village struggle to carry out the tasks of daily life.
According to Beijing police, 149 people filed 77 applications for permits to protest. But, police say, 74 of them were "withdrawn." Two were suspended, and one was rejected. In this exclusive video, a petitioner airs her grievance and is arrested.
In an interview with Yahoo! News, South Korea's President Lee Myung-Bak pledges to work for Korean reunification. Lee denies that relations between the two Koreas have taken a step back, though he acknowledges difficulties for the moment.
Authorities in Beijing have turned down dozens of groups and individuals with grievances who wish to use the officially sanctioned Olympics “protest parks” in the capital, activists and police said.
China is defending its decision to fake parts of the opening ceremony, with a girl lip-synching a song and computer-generated images of fireworks across Beijing. Video: AFP
Chinese authorities have sharply increased security in the northwestern Silk Road city of Kashgar after a deadly attack on police.