In China's far west, the Muslim ethnic group finds itself relegated to menial jobs. Chinese officials also restrict religious practice and use of their language in schools.
The move brings greater focus to the conflict in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. Odierno is set to succeed Petraeus in Iraq.
Top exporters are trading less of the staple food, hurting countries that rely on imports.
Uma Thurman sees 'The Life Before Her Eyes' flash past after a Columbine-like school massacre; Morgan Spurlock goes looking for the world's most wanted fugitive in 'Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?'
Readers write about how humans treat animals.