Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison

Disgraced Chinese politician, Bo Xilai, has been convicted and and sentenced to life behind bars for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power.

US spying: Yahoo! chief fears jail for going against NSA demands

Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.

Spielberg defends lesbian sex scene in Palme d’Or-winning film

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has defended the graphic sex scenes in "Blue is the Warmest Colour", which won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize.

Suárez: Sorry for my inexcusable behaviour

Luis Suárez has apologised to Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanović for biting him, as Liverpool sought to limit damage to their image.

Burma: Latest sectarian clash leaves 43 dead

Sectarian riots in central Burma have claimed 43 lives, 86 injured and have left 11 376 homeless, state media has reported.

Obama sends thoughts and prayers to Mandela

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been an "inspiration" to US President Barack Obama, the White House has said.

Porn takes centre stage at Berlinale

The Berlin Film Festival has this year given centre stage to a part of the film business that the mainstream looks down on -- the porn industry.

Tests show up to 100% horse meat found in Euro beef products

Britain has held emergency talks to discuss the discovery of horse meat in processed food in a scandal that has spread to other European countries.

Bayern Munich signs Guardiola as new coach

Germany's top club Bayern Munich have announced they won the race to sign former Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola.

Acer to launch cheaper Iconia B1 tablet to undercut competitors

Computer manufacturer Acer Inc has confirmed that it would offer a new mini-tablet for as little as $99 in several emerging markets.

EU to provide $39-million in humanitarian aid to Syria

The European Union will provide an additional $39-million in humanitarian aid for people displaced by the violence in Syria.

Zim government seizes former PM Smith’s farm

The Zimbabwe government has seized the farm of late former white minority leader Ian Smith, listing it "for compulsory acquisition for resettlement."

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