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Charges against president dropped

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) dropped charges Friday against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for alleged links to deadly postelection violence in 2007.

After a four-year investigation, prosecutors determined that there was not sufficient evidence to convict Kenyatta, the first serving head of state to come before the court.

The case was seen as a major test for the Hague-based ICC, which was created in 2002 to try major international crimes.

- Washington Post

Ex-chief arrested

Chinese authorities arrested the once-feared former security chief Zhou Yongkang and launched a criminal investigation Saturday on charges ranging from adultery and bribery to leaking state secrets, after expelling him from the Communist Party overnight.

- AP


Soldier's treatment

A U.N. peacekeeper who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be flown to the Netherlands for treatment, a Dutch health spokeswoman said Friday. The Nigerian soldier is expected to arrive in the Netherlands this weekend. - AP