Polishing up Beijing for the Olympics has extended to telling residents what not to wear, with the city government advising against too many colours, white socks with black shoes, and parading in pyjamas.
A South Korean man has been arrested for allegedly threatening via an e-mail to blow up Air China planes, which forced a passenger jet to return to Japan last week and caused delays for four other flights, Japanese police said today.
Chinese police have sentenced at least 10 foreigners to 10 days of detention for protesting during the Olympic Games, an activist group and officials said.
Polluted Beijing is usually shrouded in gray, so for the Olympics, Beijing city officials have tried to add some colour.
The condition of the American mother of a former Olympian who was stabbed on the opening day of Olympics competition was improving today, a spokesman for the U.S. Olympics Committee told the AP.
Hawkes Bay is set to welcome home its gold medal winning residents Georgina and Caroline Evers-Swindell with open arms, a red carpet and a permanent marker to their Olympic achievement.
Beijing Olympic organisers are insisting they are providing full internet access to the media during the Games.
Security has lifted a notch in Beijing, with armed guards at the Olympic Village, extra airport-style screening at entrances and the unusual sight of a light armoured vehicle parked outside the Main Press Centre.
The Olympic torch has completed the final leg of its global relay before reaching Beijing where the games will open, passing through the earthquake-stricken province of Sichuan in an homage to tens of thousands killed there in May.
Attackers jumped from a vehicle and slashed at civilian guards at a roadside checkpoint in China's far west overnight, killing three and extending a surge of violence that has accompanied the Olympic Games in Beijing.
It all began when my colleague Steve's favourite noodle lady was forced to close down. Soon after, the ice pop lady was gone, followed by the scary fruit guy.
An activist group says up to eight pro-Tibet protesters have been detained by police near an Olympics venue in the Chinese capital.
At least two women who protested their forced evictions ahead of the Beijing Olympics were taken from their homes by Chinese police on Thursday, amid ramped up efforts by activists to use the games to spotlight their causes.
Two of the people involved in a crash near the Olympic rowing venue have died, the Beijing Olympic organising committee said today.
An activist group says police have detained two foreigners who unfurled a "Free Tibet" banner on an Olympic billboard in the latest protest in the Chinese capital.
An Islamic group that has threatened to attack the Olympics released a new video warning Muslims to avoid planes, trains and buses used by Chinese, a US group that monitors militant organisations said.
If the amount of free condoms being handed out is any indication, it seems the sex life of Olympic athletes isn't what it used to be.