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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.

David Frost, veteran British broadcaster, dies at 74

Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, best known for his series of interviews with disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died. He was 74.

World stocks rally on upbeat economic reports

World stock markets started September with a bang after upbeat economic reports in Europe and China buoyed investor confidence on Monday.

David Frost, veteran British broadcaster, dies at 74

Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, best known for his series of interviews with disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died. He was 74.

As trial ends, China's Bo Xilai says former aide had crush on his wife

The trial of disgraced Chinese Communist Party high-flyer Bo Xilai concluded Monday with a dramatic final flourish as he accused the former police chief who brought about his downfall of having a crush on his wife.

Syria: U.N. chemical weapons team comes under sniper fire

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed concern Monday over what he characterized as the drumming up of support in the West for a military campaign against the Syrian government.

As trial ends, China's Bo Xilai says former aide had crush on his wife

JINAN, China (CNN) -- The trial of disgraced Chinese Communist Party high-flyer Bo Xilai concluded Monday with a dramatic final flourish as he accused the former police chief who brought about his downfall of having a crush on his wife.

China's oldest living woman will celebrate her 116 birthday Sunday

China's oldest living woman will be celebrating her birthday this Sunday, August 25. State run television station CCTV reports the woman, Fu Suquing, turned 116 years old last month, but is celebrating her birthday Sunday.