The trial of Gu Kailai for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood has ended in the Chinese city of Hefei, after one day.
A court official told reporters Ms Gu had not contested the charge that she killed Mr Heywood by poisoning in 2011.
A South African couple married this week after a bout of unusually cold weather allowed them to fulfill a light-hearted promise to tie the knot the next time Johannesburg was covered in snow.
One of the men accused of killing honeymooner Anni Dewani has been sentenced to 25 years in jail after pleading guilty to her murder.
Mziwamadoda Qwabe admitted kidnapping, robbery, murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm during a pre-trial review at the Western Cape Court.
At least 16 people have died in severe floods in the Philippine capital, Manila, officials say.
More than 80,000 people are in emergency shelters, as torrential rain left low-lying areas under water. Soldiers and rescuers are using rubber boats to reach people stranded in their homes, but some are refusing to leave amid fears of looting.
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South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has placed a fine of R449-million on South Africa’s fixed-line operator Telkom, for uncompetitive behaviour between 1999 and 2004.
After the fine was imposed, shares in Telkom dropped by 3.38% to R17.44 a share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
US President Barack Obama has signed a covert order authorising support for Syrian rebels, US media report.
Approved earlier this year, the directive permits the CIA and other US agencies to provide assistance to help oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.