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China paves way for prosecuting disgraced politician Bo

China paves way for prosecuting disgraced politician Bo

China's largely rubber stamp parliament has expelled disgraced former senior politician Bo Xilai, state news agency Xinhua said today, paving the way for formal criminal charges to be laid against him.
Toronto Conservative MP can keep seat: top court

Toronto Conservative MP can keep seat: top court

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thurs-day upheld the election of a Conservative member of Parliament whose narrow victory was challenged by his Liberal opponent on the grounds that election officials had mistakenly allowed some people to vote.
Millions of Muslims descend on Mecca and nearby Mount Arafat for annual hajj

Millions of Muslims descend on Mecca and nearby Mount Arafat for annual hajj

Hours before sunrise Thursday, thousands of Muslims from around the world stood in the dark on a rocky desert hill, preparing for prayers on the first day of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a central pillar of their faith.
Three students seriously hurt as minivan crashes into school

Three students seriously hurt as minivan crashes into school

When 14-year-old Simon Chamberland saw several Grade 6 students running down the school hallway, crying and screaming with blood dripping down their faces, he thought a gunman was on the loose.
Damascus shelled before temporary truce begins

Damascus shelled before temporary truce begins

Damascus residents reported artillery barrages by Syrian troops hours before today's scheduled start of a ceasefire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Saskatchewan court rejects Mountie killer's appeal

Saskatchewan court rejects Mountie killer's appeal

Saskatchewan's highest court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of shooting two Mounties to death. Curt Dagenais was hoping to have his convictions overturned by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.
'Tsunami of filth' washes over BBC in abuse scandal

'Tsunami of filth' washes over BBC in abuse scandal

300 claim to have been victims of once-lionized TV host Savile
Rockets and shells rain down on Israel

Rockets and shells rain down on Israel

Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel Wednesday in the heaviest bombardment on the area in months, drawing ominous Israeli threats of retaliation and dangers of escalation.
Republican's rape comment jars presidential campaign

Republican's rape comment jars presidential campaign

Another Republican running for U.S. Senate has angered voters after telling a live television audience that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended.
Sudan blames Israel for air strike

Sudan blames Israel for air strike

Wednesday that Israeli air strikes caused an explosion and fire at a military factory south of the capital, Khartoum, killing two people.