A female graduate student at Virginia Tech was killed Wednesday night when a man she knew attacked her with a knife and decapitated her, a school spokesman said.
Chinese government officials raised the death toll from last week's earthquake past 55,000, as calls were sent out for more material to help the massive recovery effort.
Earthquake relief efforts have prompted Chinese officials to postpone the penultimate leg of the Olympic torch relay to Beijing, organizers said.
The Olympic torch reached Hangzhou, China Sunday, but it will be suspended until Wednesday to honor earthquake victims.
A man was rescued after being trapped for nearly 179 hours in a collapsed building near the epicenter of the May 12 earthquake that struck China's Sichuan province, the country's state-run news agency reported Tuesday.
Chinese rescue workers face danger from powerful aftershocks. ITN's Bill Neely reports on the recovery efforts.
Milwaukee has a Chinese Kung Fu Center.
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