Japanese writer Haruki Murakami is one of the most widely read novelists in the world, and hugely adored by his fans.
In the tiny Spanish farming community of Anguiano villagers are donning stilts and hurling themselves down steep stone streets.
Recent accounts from Georgia may reveal a different story about its conflict with Russia, and that Georgia's military might have committed war crimes.
Syria has accused the U.S. of an act of "criminal and terrorist aggression" over what it says was a helicopter raid on its territory.
AC/DC is back with a new album, "Black Ice"-- some say there's a strange correlation between the rock band's releases and bad economic times.
A woman has been arrested in Japan for deleting her virtual husband from an online video game.
South Africa's new president and a new health minister are taking a different approach to fighting the AIDS epidemic there.
About 2.4 million Chinese Americans are of voting age, and a third of them are still undecided.
China's economic summit overshadowed by the European Parliament's decision to award its top human rights prize to a jailed Chinese dissident.
Holland-based 'Triodos' Bank has managed to weather the global financial crunch so far -- by sticking to its socially minded agenda.

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