China has offered to repair damage the Japanese embassy in Beijing sustained during recent violent protests -- but is rejecting Tokyo's demand for an apology.
China and Thailand are the newest members of a regional group formed to fight corruption.
A United Nations human rights expert for Cambodia warns that rampant corruption is hindering Cambodia's economic and democratic development.
Black smoke is rising from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City for a second time, signifying to the world that the cardinals assembled inside have failed to elect a new pope for the Roman Catholic Church.
Iraqi officials say at least three people have been killed and some 20 others wounded in a car bomb attack at an army recruitment center in the capital, Baghdad.
Six-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of the United States has announced he will retire from professional cycling after this summer's Tour de France.
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