A Chinese court has sentenced Bo Xilai, the former Politburo member who was snared on graft charges, to life in prison. The sentence for offenses that include bribery, embezzlement, and abuse of power completes a shocking fall for Bo, who had been a rising star in China's political system.
A standoff that began with a shocking attack at a Kenyan mall Saturday is in its second day, with civilians held hostage by gunmen in the upscale shopping center. The authorities say they have isolated the attackers. Red Cross officials report 68 deaths and at least 200 wounded.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says Somalia needs international help to move into recovery and then toward development. During his year in office, Mohamud has lead an effort to drive out the extremist group al-Shabab, which has terrorized cities and towns across the country.
Omar Hammami was a bright Alabama kid who turned into a self-described terrorist in Somalia. In the months preceding Hammami's sudden death, journalist J.M. Berger struck up a conversation with him on Twitter.
Iran's new president wrote in a Washington Post op-ed that he wants to move "beyond impasses." Host Rachel Martin talks to Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council about the apparent warming relations between the U.S. and Iran.
A court found former top Chinese official Bo Xilai guilty of corruption after one of the highest-profile political trials of recent years. Media coverage of the earlier court hearings transfixed audiences with details of murder, a love triangle, and lavish official life styles.
A prominent Russian lawmaker mocked the U.S. during the mass shooting in Washington this week. But statistics show that Russia has more killings each year than the U.S. despite a much smaller population.
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