In 2011, police detained Ai Weiwei for 81 days. Now, he's released a song that's turned the experience into a heavy metal protest song, along with a dystopian nightmare video. The lyrics are explicit and angry. Ai says his music is for the many political prisoners who remain jailed.
May 21, 2013 A pair of sandals, a shawl and a drinking cup that were used by the Indian independence leader are among the objects going under the hammer in the U.K.
May 21, 2013 China has been building museums with abandon, opening about 100 annually in recent years. Two of the biggest opened on the same day last fall on opposite banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River. But filling these museums — with both art and visitors — is proving more challenging.
May 21, 2013 The government has argued that the classified images could spark violence against Americans abroad.
May 21, 2013 You are a poor country with chronic power shortages. The summer is blazing hot. What do you do? In Pakistan, the prime minister has banned air conditioners in government offices — but says it's OK for workers to go without socks.
May 20, 2013 North Korea's capture of a Chinese fishing boat and its crew of 16 has angered Beijing, adding to its concern over Pyongyang's recent provocations.
May 17, 2013 Following her brief testimony, she broke down and pleaded with the court, "Please bring justice for my daughter." Meanwhile, lawyers for the accused say their clients have been "tortured" since the beginning of the trial.
May 17, 2013 Photographer Pete Pin explores the Cambodian diaspora in hopes of creating dialogue and healing wounds left by the Khmer Rouge regime.
May 16, 2013 The ceiling of a Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers collapsed on workers early Thursday, killing two people and injuring seven. It's the latest accident to spotlight lax safety conditions in the global garment industry.
May 15, 2013 The world's largest retailer has declined to join European labels in a legally binding agreement to improve safety at factories in the South Asian country.