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Disgraced Chinese Leader Ousted From Party

Disgraced senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Communist party, and will now face criminal charges. The Xinhua news agency says he's accused of abusing power, taking bribes and having improper sexual relations with women. It also implicates him in the murder case involving his wife, saying he made serious mistakes for which he will have to take responsibility.
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Experts Weigh In On Likelihood Of A War With Iran

This week, speeches at the United Nations General Assembly addressed the crisis over Iran's nuclear ambitions. Robert Siegel explores the likelihood of war with Iran, through conversations with Dennis Ross, counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, New York Times Tehran correspondent Thomas Erdbrink, Titra Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, and Mike Shuster, who covers Iran's nuclear program.
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Crucial Parliamentary Elections Near In Georgia

Parliamentary elections take place in Georgia on Monday. The country's president, a reformer and darling of the U.S. government, is accused of corruption and increasingly repressive tactics. He's being opposed by a multi-billionaire who made most of his money in Russia.
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Pakistani Minister Stands By Bounty For Filmmaker

The railways minister is offering $100,000 to anyone who kills the maker of the anti-Islam video Innocence Of Muslims. The offer has brought international condemnation, but Islamic militants have praised the minister and he says he's not backing down.
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Environmental Outlook: Elephants And The Ivory Trade

Tens of thousands of African elephants are being slaughtered every year to meet demand for ivory in China, the Philippines and Thailand. Inside the underground ivory trade and the future of Africa's elephants.

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