Japanese technology group Murata Manufacturing's robots, the bike-riding Murata Boy (l.) and unicycling Murata Girl are seen. Electronic eyes made of ultrasonic sensors tell the robots when they are about to bump into something and their robotic brains help them change direction. The robots can be also be guided by humans using bluetooth technology found in phones and computers.
A Chinese delegation visited Kim Jong-il this week to press for reengagement on the North's nuclear program. The US, which has said it's open to talks, must deal with a deeply suspicious S. Korean leadership.
Parents protest as tests show more than 2,000 children affected. Two new cases show that pollution regulations are often not enforced.
Rebiya Kadeer is a petite, successful businesswoman, who now lives in exile in Virgina.
Police established a curfew Tuesday, as 20,000 security forces roamed the streets. Internet connections have also been cut to prevent the violence from 'spreading.'
Airplanes themselves are safe, experts say, but flights to Mexico have been cut. Drug cartel violence is an issue too.
UN condemnation brings vows from North to restart nuclear program, pull out of six-party talks.
China's state-run media largely ignored the first known death sentences for last year's riots in Tibet.