Economist Ilham Tohti, a Uighur from Xinjiang, a predominantly Muslim region in China’s far west, speaks to students at Central Nationalities University in Beijing. Tohti has been put under house arrest dozens of times over the past decade for criticizing how China runs his homeland and treats his people.
Dubai is set to open the world’s tallest building amid tight security today, celebrating the tower as a bold feat on the world stage despite the city-state’s shaky financial footing. But the final height of the Burj Dubai — Arabic for Dubai Tower — remained a closely guarded secret on the eve of its opening. At a reported height of 2,684 feet, it long ago vanquished its nearest rival, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan. The building boasts the most stories and highest occupied floor of any building in the world, and ranks as the world’s tallest structure, beating out a television mast in North Dakota. Its observation deck — on floor 124 — also sets a record.
Kansas State’s Martavious Irving (3) attempts to steal the ball from South Dakota’s Kendall Cutler. Kansas State won, 91-69, Sunday in Manhattan.
Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles (25) is congratulated by Mike Cox after Charles’ third-quarter touchdown. Charles rushed for 259 yards in the Chiefs’ 44-24 victory over the Broncos on Sunday in Denver.
KU coach Bonnie Henrickson, left, questions a foul call against Danielle McCray, right.
New Mexico State’s Madison Spence (24) and Crystal Boyd (34) celebrate their victory over Kansas University as KU’s Danielle McCray heads back to the bench. The Aggies beat KU, 61-60, Sunday in Las Cruces, N.M.
Aan attendee shakes hands with Hoovers Mobile’s remote-controlled Robot, Hoovie, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas In this Jan 11, 2009 file photo. This year’s show will focus on more practical, and affordable, electronic gadgets, including laptop computers and 3D television.
De Soto became a boom town after it was announced in March 1942 that the Sunflower Ordnance Works would be built south of the town. Traffic on the town’s main street, which was Kansas Highway 10 at the time, was said to be bumper-to-bumper for two hours at shift changes at the plant.