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Briefly World: Bo Xilai decries life sentence as ‘unfair’,‘unjust’

Chinese court gave him a life sentence in a corruption case before he was forcibly taken out of the courtroom.

September 24, 2013 2:49:53 am

Beijing: Fallen Chinese leader Bo Xilai reacted angrily,shouting “unfair” and “unjust”,when a Chinese court gave him a life sentence in a corruption case before he was forcibly taken out of the courtroom. Bo,64,erupted in anger after the judge in Jinan Intermediate People’s Court Sunday sentenced him for corruption and abuse of power,Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported. PTI

Pak shifts 49 prisoners to Faisalabad jail

Islamabad: As many as 49 prisoners,including five US nationals,allegedly involved in high-profile terrorism cases have been shifted to Pakistan’s high-security Central Jail Faisalabad,according to a media report Monday. The 49 prisoners,who were shifted to Faisalabad from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on different occasions,were involved in various terrorist attacks such as those on Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf and former premier Shaukat Aziz,The

Dawn daily reported. PTI

25 killed as Typhoon Usagi batters China

Beijing: Super typhoon Usagi killed at least 25 people after it pounded south China’s Guangdong province with torrential rain and winds that blew cars off the road,crippled power lines and threw transport systems into chaos. Typhoon Usagi — which meteorologists say was the world’s most powerful storm this year — hit Guangdong province northeast of Hong Kong Sunday with torrential rain and winds of up to 165 kmph,prompting the highest level of alert. AP

‘Snowden wears disguise,in danger’

Moscow: US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden is living under guard at a secret address in Russia and sometimes emerges in disguise,although he remains in such danger that even a family visit could endanger his security,his lawyer said Monday. Snowden has avoided all contact with media since arriving in Russia on a flight from Hong Kong in June and his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena has become his unofficial spokesman. “I am his only link with the outside world.. Even contacts with parents are carried out through me,” he said. PTI

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