Wei Di, new head of the Chinese Football Association, admits he faces a tough task in qualifying his country for the World Cup. For a country that claims to have invented the game of soccer more than 2,000 years ago, this is rather embarrassing.
After the French team imploded at the World Cup, the French national parliament held two secret inquiries this week into the catostrophe!
A new report finds that the government of South Africa has made $1.7 billion in arms sales over the past decade to 58 blacklisted countries that do not meet South Africa's own criteria for arms customers, including those with poor human rights records or ongoing internal conflicts.
A Thai Greenpeace activist wearing a gas mask holds a protest banner at the Ministry of Energy in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday. Greenpeace called upon Thailand's energy minister to divert all energy-related investments away from the nuclear energy option, and to invest instead in research, development and uptake of clean renewable energy.
Rio Christ statue: The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro has undergone a $4 million renovation.
French football problems at the World Cup are being treated as an issue of national importance by legislators.
Nigeria World Cup team only managed to earn one point in the first round of the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa. Wednesday, Nigeria's president suspended the entire team from international competition for two years.
A lion yawns at a nature reserve on the outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday.
Instant replay isn't allowed in the World Cup now, but some refs are open to it down the road.