With most of the venues already completed, tickets nearly sold out and a massive security operation in the works, London is preparing to mark the one-year countdown to the biggest sports show on earth.
Zynga, the company behind popular Facebook games like "CityVille," is taking that game to China. Since Facebook is blocked in the country, it's partnering instead with local Internet portal Tencent.
Some of the top stars of the game are in action in events around the globe this week, but the best performance could be that turned in by a player who hasn't been a factor on the world stage for more than a decade.
Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a former lawyer and oil producer who found a second act as a prolific character actor, playing authority figures in such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "The Godfather: Part II," has died. He was 90.
Doubts about China's breakneck plans to expand high-speed rail across the country have been underscored by a bullet-train wreck that killed at least 38 people.
Doubts about China's breakneck plans to expand high-speed rail across the country have been underscored by a bullet train wreck that killed at least 39 people.
Two Chinese warplanes intercepted an American spy plane over the tense Taiwan Strait last month in China's most aggressive challenge to U.S. surveillance flights since a 2001 collision that touched off an international crisis.
Baidu Inc., which operates China's dominant search engine, said Tuesday its quarterly profit jumped 95 percent on traffic growth and strong spending by big advertising customers.
Masa Hidaka, founder of Japan's Fuji Rock Festival, says he never gave a moment's thought - "not even one second" - to canceling it this year after the March 11 disasters scared many, in and out of Japan.