China prepares send-off for late Cambodia ex-king
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese police have escorted Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk's body from a Beijing hospital to the airport for return to Phnom Penh.
Sihanouk died on Monday at age 89 of a heart attack in Beijing, where he had been receiving medical treatment since January.
Beijing traffic authorities cleared several roads and a highway on Wednesday as a bus decorated with yellow flowers and apparently carrying Sihanouk's body traveled to the airport with a few dozen black cars and minibuses.
Chinese state television carried live coverage of the procession while Chinese flags at Tiananmen Square and other key locations in the capital flew at half-staff.