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  • South Korea goes wild as Pyeongchang wins bid to host 2018 Winter Olympics [VIDEO]

    South Korea goes wild as Pyeongchang wins bid to host 2018 Winter Olympics [VIDEO]

    The International Olympic Committee's selection of Pyeongchang, South Korea means the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Asia for the first time since the 1998 Games took place in Nagano, Japan.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/14

    A Chinese woman performs as others sing patriotic songs to celebrate the up-coming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China in Beijing. China will celebrate the anniversary on July 1.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/24

    A member of the Streb Extreme Action Company breaks through a framed panel of mock glass during ground breaking ceremonies for a new Whitney Museum, in New York. The nine-story, metal-clad building, which will include a series of asymmetrical rooftops for outdoor exhibitions facing the High Line and the nearby Hudson River, is designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and will nearly double the museum's current gallery space.

  • In Pictures Medvedev as president

    Medvedev poses for a photograph as he visits a Buddhist monastery in the village of Verkhnaya Ivolga in Buryatia, Russia, in 2009.

  • John Demjanjuk could be final Nazi tried for war crimes

    John Demjanjuk could be final Nazi tried for war crimes

    John Demjanjuk, a 91-year-old former Ohio auto worker, was convicted in Germany's Munich district court for contributing to the death of thousands of Jews during World War II. But he was freed due to his age and time served.

  • South Korea's Olympic effort to win an Olympic bid

    South Korea's Olympic effort to win an Olympic bid

    South Korea is pulling out all the stops in its third bid to host a Winter Olympics. Can it beat out iconic, Alps-filled Germany and France for the 2018 Games?

  • Ai Weiwei: Can an artist change society?

    Ai Weiwei: Can an artist change society?

    Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's provocative work spotlights human rights and pushes government boundaries.

  • In Pictures Weiwei: Artist and provocateur

    Ai Weiwei, 53, one of China's most prominent avant-garde artists and human rights activists, poses for a portrait in his Beijing studio on April 25, 2009. Although a show of his art has been “indefinitely postponed” in the People’s Republic of China, a public art piece by Ai, “Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads,” is on view at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York from May 2 to July 15.

  • Five famous jailed dissidents in China: Ai Weiwei to Liu Xiaobo

    Five famous jailed dissidents in China: Ai Weiwei to Liu Xiaobo

    Chinese authorities have cracked down on dissent in hopes of preventing a popular uprising in China like those that have erupted in the Middle East. Sweeping arrests of prominent dissidents have been part of the campaign and have earned the Chinese government widespread internal and international criticism. Who are some of these activists being put behind bars?

  • Not driving much? Share your car.

    Saving Money Not driving much? Share your car.

    If you drive less than 500 miles a month and live in a city, you could share a car – or sell it and share someone else's.