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Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 22, 2013
First Published: 18:27 IST(22/9/2013) | Last Updated: 18:42 IST(22/9/2013)

Kenyan troops were locked in a fierce gunfight with Somali militants inside an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall on Sunday, in a final push to end a siege that has left 59 killed and 200 wounded; disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai was sentenced to a life in prison on Sunday after a court found him guilty of all three charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power; people who spend too much time browsing social media could be squandering their memories or losing important information, a new study has warned; and Sri Lanka's main Tamil party on Sunday won a whopping landslide in the first semi-autonomous council elections in the island's north after decades of ethnic war. These were some of the most read stories on the site. Read more:

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59 killed in Nairobi Westgate mall attack; Israeli forces join battle to end deadly siege
Kenyan troops were locked in a fierce gunfight with Somali militants inside an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall on Sunday, in a final push to end a siege that has left 59 killed and 200 wounded with an unknown number of hostages still being held. Israeli forces joined the battle to end a deadly siege by Somali militants at the mall, a security source said. Read more:

China court sentences Bo Xilai to life term for corruption, confiscates property
Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai was sentenced to a life in prison on Sunday after a court found him guilty of all three charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power slapped against him. Read more:

Too much time on social media may affect short-term memory
Always online? Take a break! People who spend too much time browsing social media could be squandering their memories or losing important information, a new study has warned. Read more:

Sri Lankan Tamils vote for wider autonomy
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party on Sunday won a whopping landslide in the first semi-autonomous council elections in the island's north after decades of ethnic war. Read more:


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