After 11 years on the run, former Serbian president Radovan Karadzic was arrested on Monday in Belgrade.
Wanted for "genocide and crimes" during the Bosnian war, the Serb was in disguise working as a doctor in a medical clinic near the capital.
Karadzic, unrecognizable since he escaped capture in 1997, had been under surveillance for several weeks after a tip-off from a foreign intelligence service.
His arrest was one of the main conditions of Serbia entering the European Union.
Peking Duck off the menu
Beijing’s iconic dish, Peking Kao Ya or Roast Duck has been put on ice in UK restaurants.
UK officials are sealing the special ovens used to make the dish as they do not carry a CE or Conformit Europenne mark to meet the standards on carbon-monoxide emission.
All the ovens used in Britain are from China because there are no European manufacturers for them.
The clampdown comes despite officials conceding that no health problems linked to the ovens have been reported.
Bus blasts rock Kunming
Two people were killed and 14 injured in two separate bomb blasts in Kunming on Monday.
The first blast went off at 7:05 am on a bus plying route 54, killing one passenger and injuring 10. The second fatal blast occurred at 8:10 am on the same road and on a bus of the same route in the heart of Kunming in Yunnan Province.
Police say the explosive was ammonium nitrate, a substance generally used by the military.
Officials have offered a 100,000 yuan or $14,000 reward to anyone with information on the identity of those responsible for the blasts.
Russia signs over territory
China and Russia have signed a border agreement returning 174 square kilometres of territory back to China.
Yinglong and half of Heixiazi Island, in north-eastern China will be returned since being occupied by the Soviet Union in 1929.
The move also marks the end of demarcation work on the 4,300 kilometre Sino-Russian boundary, the longest border line in the world.
Olympic tickets for China’s youth
1 million primary and secondary students from across China are going on an Olympic filed trip.
All schools in Beijing and some provincial education departments will receive the low-cost tickets to the Games as part of a program to promote Olympic knowledge.
Some university students in the Olympic host cities will also receive tickets as part of the program.
The tickets will cost either 5 or 10 yuan.
Olympic torch pays homage to sage
The Olympic torch relay is heading through Jinan on its last leg in Shandong province.
The relay passed through Tai’an and Qufu, hometown of Confucius, after sailing through the seaside city of Qingdao on Monday.
In Qufu, the torch was carried by a descendant of Confucius, Kong Peng, to the entrance of the Hall of Great Accomplishment.
The temple was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
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" style="WIDTH: 120px; HEIGHT: 120px" title="">Meghan Peters is a foreign language expert at China Daily’s Web site. A recent graduate from the University of Washington in Seattle, Meghan has written for The Seattle Times, the Seattle Post Intelligencer and the Seattle Weekly, where she also worked on various multimedia projects.
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