News Headlines - 21 August 2013

Manning Sentenced to 35 Years For a Pivotal Leak of U.S. Files - NYTimes.com

A military judge sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning on Wednesday to 35 years in prison for providing more than 700,000 government files to WikiLeaks, a gigantic leak that lifted the veil on American military and diplomatic activities around the world.

China's Bo Xilai goes on trial, culmination of dramatic fall | Reuters

Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai appeared in public for the first time in more than a year on Thursday to face trial in eastern China, the final chapter of the country's most politically charged case in more than three decades.

UN seeks clarity on Syria gas attack claim - Al Jazeera English

An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council has called for a prompt investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Fed Stays the Course on Bond Buying - WSJ.com

Federal Reserve officials reaffirmed their plan to try winding down an easy-money program that has charged up global markets, but left investors on tenterhooks about when or how aggressively they would move.

BBC News - Japan nuclear agency upgrades Fukushima alert level

Japan's nuclear agency has upgraded the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international scale.








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