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China's Bo Xilai appeals conviction

(CNN) -- One day after a court in eastern China sentenced him to life in prison for corruption, former Communist Party official Bo Xilai appealed his verdict and sentencing, a source with direct knowledge of the case told CNN.

REPORT: Egypt court bans Brotherhood activities

An Egyptian court Monday ordered a ban on activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and froze its finances, according to state-run news website Egynews.

Report: Egypt court bans Brotherhood activities

An Egyptian court Monday ordered a ban on activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and froze its finances, according to state-run news website Egynews.

Police: 31 people confirmed dead in hostage standoff at Nairobi, Kenya, mall

 Police and gunmen faced off Saturday at an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital in an hourslong standoff that left at least 31 people dead, authorities said.

VIDEO: Creepy clown appears in town, beep beep!

It's the nightmare of many children and adults. A creepy clown and it's spooking a quiet English town.

Benghazi hit by blast on anniversary of U.S. Consulate attack

A car bomb exploded outside a Foreign Ministry building in the Libyan city of Benghazi Wednesday, state media said, on the anniversary of an assault on the U.S.

Obama readies Syria address amid shifting sands

What the United States and its allies should do about Syria is taking shape as President Barack Obama prepares to give a prime-time address to the nation, a senior administration official involved in Syria policy said Tuesday.

Syria's al-Assad warns against strike in television interview

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took his case against a U.S. military strike to the American people Monday, arguing in a CBS television interview that such an attack would only benefit al Qaeda-linked terrorists.

Tokyo will host Olympic Games in 2020

UPDATE: Tokyo has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Games. During its vote Saturday in Buenos Aires, the committee made its choice over the two other contenders, Madrid and Istanbul.

Israel: Missile test-fired in Mediterranean

Israel and the United States test-fired an "experimental" missile Tuesday morning in the Mediterranean Sea, the Israel Defense Ministry said.