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China sex video

Shanghai, Nov. 23 (Reuters): China today sacked a district Communist Party official after images of him having sex with his mistress were splashed across microblog websites.

Screenshots from the sex video first appeared on Sina Corp’s Weibo site on Tuesday. Lei Zhengfu, a district party chief in the southwestern city of Chongqing, was fired after an investigation by the party’s discipline watchdog confirmed that it was he who appeared in the video.

Pak phones

Islamabad (AP): Pakistan’s interior minister says the government will suspend cell-phone services in most parts of the country over the next two days to prevent attacks during Muharram.

Lanka judge

Colombo (Reuters): Sri Lanka’s chief justice, Shirani Bandaranayake, appeared on Friday for the first time before a parliamentary select committee considering an impeachment motion against her filed by the government.

Pussy Riot

Moscow (Reuters): Jailed Pussy Riot protester Maria Alyokhina has been moved to a single-person cell for her own protection because of tension with other prisoners, Russia’s federal penitentiary service said on Friday.


 
 
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