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Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

09/22/2013 6:24am
A court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sunday, burying the career of one of China's most up-and-coming politicians and lowering the curtain on a scandal that exposed a murder and illicit enrichment among the country's elite.

Sri Lanka's war-hit Tamils vote for wider autonomy

09/22/2013 6:59am
Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil party earned a convincing victory in the country's northern provincial elections, according to results released Sunday, in what is seen as a resounding call for wider regional autonomy in areas ravaged by a quarter century of civil war.

Venezuela's president in China, signs agreements

09/22/2013 8:22am
China and Venezuela signed several agreements Sunday during a visit by the Venezuelan president that is meant to strengthen economic ties between the South American nation and its leading creditor.

Snake grounds jet with 370 passengers in Sydney

09/22/2013 11:56pm
A tiny exotic snake was found on a Qantas Boeing 747 airliner, leading to 370 passengers being grounded in Sydney overnight, the airline said Monday.