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  • FILE - In this April 12, 2011 file photo, Neil Heywood, a British business consultant, smiles at an art gallery in Beijing. His body was found in a secluded Chongqing hotel in November 2011. Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, went on trial on a charge of murder of Heywood Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at the Hefei Intermediate People's Court in eastern China. (AP Photo/China.org.cn, File)

    China murder case wrapped up in hours

    Testimony in China's most closely watched murder case in decades wrapped up within hours on Thursday as the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai stood accused of luring a British businessman to a hotel, getting him drunk and pouring poison into his mouth.


  • Gu Kailai (center), the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, stands trial in the Intermediate People's Court in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/CCTV via APTN)

    Chinese politician's wife doesn't deny killing Brit

    Testimony in China's most closely watched murder case in decades wrapped up within hours on Thursday as the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai stood accused of luring a British businessman to a hotel, getting him drunk and pouring poison into his mouth.


  • A protester holds a placard July 29, 2012, during a march in a downtown street in Hong Kong to protest the upcoming introduction in schools of Chinese patriotism classes that they fear will lead to brainwashing. (Associated Press)

    Thousands in Hong Kong protest China patriotism classes

    Tens of thousands including teachers and parents pushing strollers took to Hong Kong streets Sunday to protest the upcoming introduction of Chinese patriotism classes they fear will lead to brainwashing, the latest sign of growing discomfort over Beijing's influence in the semiautonomous territory.


  • **FILE** North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center), flanked by Kim Yong Nam (right), president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the ceremonial head of state, and Ri Yong Ho, a vice marshal of the Korean People's Army, presides over a national memorial service for his late father Kim Jong Il at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 29, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Top North Korea general’s ouster murky

    Perhaps only in North Korea would the first question about the abrupt departure of a nation’s senior-most military commander be: Who fired him?


  • Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union, lays embalmed in his tomb on Moscow's Red Square, Wednesday April 16, 1997, six days before his 127th April 22 birthday. (AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin)

    Russians mull burying Soviet leader Lenin

    The embalmed body of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin has lain in a glass coffin in a mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square since his death in 1924. But recent comments by Russia's new culture minister have brought closer the possibility that the father of the Bolshevik Revolution could finally be laid to rest, signaling an end to the cult of Lenin.


  • Odd twist in China stock index evokes crackdown

    China's share benchmark has fallen afoul of the country's Internet censors by appearing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.


  • Oddities in Chinese stock index evoke Tiananmen

    China's share benchmark has fallen afoul of the country's Internet censors by appearing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.


  • Tens of thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong's Victoria Park on June 4, 2012, to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing. (Associated Press)

    Oddities in Chinese stock index evoke Tiananmen

    China's share benchmark has fallen afoul of the country's Internet censors by appearing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.


  • Former Beijing Mayor Chen Xitong (center) stands in Municipal Higher Peoples Court in Beijing in July 1998. Chen was deposed as Beijing's Communist Party boss for corruption and is serving a 16-year prison sentence. (AP Photo/Xinhua News Agency)

    Ex-Beijing mayor: Tiananmen Square crackdown was a tragedy

    A forthcoming book quotes the disgraced former mayor of Beijing as saying that the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democracy protesters was an avoidable tragedy and that he regrets the loss of life, though he denies being directly responsible.


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