Chinese court agrees to Bo Xilai appeal
October 9th, 2013
04:23 AM ET

Chinese court agrees to Bo Xilai appeal

A Chinese high court has agreed to hear an appeal from convicted former Communist party senior Bo Xilai, according to a statement released by Jinan Intermediate People's Court.

Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison for bribe-taking, as well as 15 years for embezzlement and seven years for abuse of power after he was convicted in September.

He filed his appeal before an October 8 deadline. The court reviewed it and accepted, the Shandong Province Supreme People's Court said.

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October 9th, 2013
03:50 AM ET

Residential building collapses in India

At least one person was killed after a residential building collapsed in New Delhi on Wednesday, authorities said.

The four-story building, located in the northern part of the city, was more than 50 years old, New Delhi's fire chief A.K. Sharma said.

Two people have been hospitalized with injuries so far, he added.

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