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Syrian warplanes strike rebel-held town in north

Syrian warplanes struck a strategic rebel-held town in the country's north in an attempt to reopen a key supply route Tuesday, three days before the U.N.-proposed start of a truce that appears increasingly unlikely to take hold. The U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has...

Column: Lance Armstrong’s downfall now complete

There was an Armstrong who walked on the moon and another, Louis, who sang sweet jazz. But Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner? That never happened. "He deserves to be forgotten in cycling," the sport's boss, Pat McQuaid, said Monday as he erased Armstrong's v...

After Bo Xilai’s Purge, Web Searches for ‘Organ Harvest’ Suddenly Allowed

Posts on popular microblog websites in China forward and comment on the fact that searches for "live harvest" and similar terms were unblocked. The terms, related to organ harvesting in China, were apparently uncensored for searching soon after it was announced that Bo would be expelled f...