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China's Communist Party Expells Disgraced Politician

China's ruling Communist Party has announced that disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the party and faces criminal charges. His fall began when a local police chief told authorities about the murder of a British businessman.

Once Prominent Politician Bo Xilai Expelled From China's Communist Party

His fall from grace began when a local police chief told authorities about the murder of a British businessman. Bo's wife was convicted, and he's been connected to the handling of the case and other alleged corruption.

Briton Walks On Water In Human Hampster Wheel

Chris Todd plans to cross the Irish Sea in something resembling a human hamster wheel. He walks, the wheel spins and that powers his homemade vehicle. He's covering 66 miles in two days to raise money for charity.

Questions Persist About Deadly U.S. Consulate Attack

Two weeks after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, there remain many competing accounts of how it began. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Should security should have been better, and what role did al-Qaida play, if any?

Syrian Rebels Work To Restore Order To Border Town

Rebels trying to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad are making slow but steady gains in securing an incrementally larger safe zone in the north. They've captured a third major border crossing between Syria and Turkey. The rebels are trying to restore services to a recently liberated town.

Spain's Budget Cuts Likely To Provoke Protests

Europe has offered Spain up to $125 billion to recapitalize its banks. Shoring up its banks is one step Spain is taking to prevent economic collapse. The other step is to slash more than $50 billion from its budget to get spending down within legal limits set by the E.U.

They Won't Tell You Their Names, But They'll Help You Hide Your Money

A trip into the world of "asset protection" — a fancy way to say "hiding money."

Tunisians Battle Over The Meaning Of Free Expression

Hard-line Muslims have lashed out in several instances when they believe their religion has been insulted. Secular Tunisians have pushed back, staging demonstrations themselves. In some instances, violence has erupted.