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China detains general’s son on suspicion of gang rape

China has detained the 17-year-old son of a general on suspicion of involvement in a gang rape, reports said Friday, the latest allegation against the privileged children of officials to spark public outrage. Li Tianyi, the son of general Li Shuangjiang — a popular singer and household name in the…

BP wrestles cap over leak as Obama heads back to Gulf

BP engineers wrestled a cap over a ruptured well gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, as a “furious” President Barack Obama prepared to head back to the stricken coast Friday. Remote-controlled submarines installed the cap over the spewing pipe nearly a mile (1,600 meters) below the surface late Thursday,…