Eighteen women, from 30-something judoka Valerie Gotay to hurdler and mother of infant twins LaShinda Demus, have managed to combine motherhood with top-level training and competition.
Weeklong antigovernment rallies have raised concerns of a second coup in two years.
Furious, they are pressing local officials to explain why so many schools collapsed in the May 12 quake, killing their children, when surrounding buildings stayed standing.
A sprinter's artificial legs help pose questions about fairness – and personhood.
Authorities are still tallying how many children survived or were orphaned.
Cyclone victims are rebuilding homes and collecting rainwater as foreign aid workers slowly spread out.
Korean opposition protests the reopening of markets to US imports, threatening a free-trade agreement
More than 150,000 have come to help at the quake zone.
Soldiers work through the night to drain swelling lake formed by landslides.
A donor conference Sunday pledged some $100 million, but participating nations said aid was conditional on greater access.
United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon arrived Thursday and hopes to meet Burma's leader Gen. Than Shwe today.
Roman Cress, a junior-high assistant in Minnesota, will compete for his native Marshall Islands in Beijing – part of a five-member team the nation is fielding for its first Games.
Taking office Tuesday, Mr. Ma promised closer economic ties and more talks with Beijing.
Burma said Monday it would allow in some Southeast Asian aid workers.
Laborers from across the country have returned to their native Sichuan Province, where many elderly Chinese have refused to leave devastated – and still at risk – villages.
Cut phone lines and travel bans have blocked survivors’ efforts to locate loved ones.
Tents to house the displaced are running out, and some foreign medical teams have been turned away.
Premier Wen's compassion after the quake may represent a new type of leadership.