China’s Second-Richest Man Knifed by Job-Seeker

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_33135eab4f.jpgWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- In a bizarre incident, one of the richest men in the world was attacked by a knife-wielding man seeking a job with his company. Zong Qinghou, chairman of the beverage giant Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co. and China’s second richest-individual, suffered a minor injury to his hand after a knife attack last Friday outside his home in Hangzhou, according to local media reports.

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Russia Still Blaming Syrian Rebels for Chemical Weapons Attack

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_10f1ebe08d.jpgYURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Russia may have initiated a plan to turn over Syria's chemical weapons to international control but that doesn't mean Moscow goes along with the widespread belief that Damascus launched a deadly sarin gas on its own people last August. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that United Nations weapons inspectors only confirmed that chemical weapons were used, not who used them.

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Don't Read Too Much into US-Iran Letter Exchange

GETTY_61813_Hassan Rouhani.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1379492584943BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images (TEHRAN, Iran) -- An exchange of letters between President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could be the icebreaker that Washington has waited 34 years for after the two nations broke off diplomatic ties following the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. However, Iran’s Foreign Ministry is downplaying the significance of the letter-swapping initiated by Obama following Rouhani's rise as the country's new leader.

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Insurgent Violence Keeps Pushing Up Iraq's 2013 Death Toll

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_312042d636.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- Insurgents remain on the warpath in Iraq with dozens of people killed and scores more injured Tuesday by attacks inside Baghdad and north of the capital. According to Iraqi authorities, at least 23 civilians died in seven separate bombings mainly targeting Shiite neighborhoods.

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Egypt's State of Emergency Hurting Business

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_1012df4e23.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (CAIRO) -- Egypt's economy, which has been having problems since the February 2011 revolution, has been weakened even more by the ouster last July of President Mohamed Morsi. A huge part of the problem is the security crackdown imposed by the interim government after the military bulldozed two encampments of pro-Morsi supporters in August, leading to hundreds of deaths.

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