After being detained for 80 days by the Chinese Government, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail. The government cites economic crimes for his detention, such as evading taxes and destroying documents.
Obama's win certainly surprised Britain's Ladbrokes betting company. Obama was a long shot compared to favorites like = Morgan Tsvangirai, Piedad Cordoba and Hu Jia. So what was the pay-out? We ask Robin Hutchinson, a spokesman for Ladbrokes.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad about two issues involving China -- the financial crisis and human rights. China is preparing to host a summit of Asian and European nations to discuss the financial crisis.
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