Protest against possible North Korean missile launch. AP ImagesQuoting from a senior U.S. military official, CNN has reported that North Korea has begun fueling its long-range missile. Such knowledge is readily discernible from viewing satellite imagery.

Close up of Tibetan flagWith an average elevation of 16,000 feet, Tibet has been called "the Roof of the World." But the view was unpleasant for Tibetans this March: Chinese armored vehicles, machine-gun-wielding soldiers, and riot police ruined the landscape. It was the 50th anniversary of Tibet's uprising against communist Chinese rule, and China was taking no chances.

Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the Central bank of China, speaks in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. AP Images China is calling for a new global reserve currency to replace the dollar. According to an AP report, the governor of China’s central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, wrote in an essay on Monday that the dollar should be replaced by a currency composed of a basket of participating currencies.

Newspaper reports North Korea missile fired in Seoul, South Korea. AP ImagesOn March 24, the North Korean government warned the UN, the United States, and Japan against issuing sanctions in retaliation for its planned launch of a communications satellite between April 4 and 8. The communist nation's foreign ministry issued a statement published by the Korean Central News Agency that said the imposition of UN sanctions would violate a September 2005 six-nation agreement on mutual respect.

EunaleeTwo journalists for the California-based online media outlet Current TV were taken into custody and detained by North Korean soldiers on March 17. The two women, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, were identified by a missionary who spoke to them earlier that day and later shared his information with the Associated Press.