Top Stories: Syria's New Prime Minister; Lightning Murder Trial In China : The Two-Way Top stories include: Syria names a new prime minister after its previous officeholder defects to Jordan; China stages a murder trial for the wife of a formerly prominent politician - but it only lasts one day.
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Top Stories: Syria's New Prime Minister; Lightning Murder Trial In China

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Assad Names New Prime Minister, Fighting Continues In Aleppo.

Done In a Day: China Wraps Up Murder Trial Of Once-Prominent Politician's Wife.

Gunmen Attack Egyptian Police Station In Sinai; Follows Militant Attack On Egyptian Border Post. (UPI)

George Zimmerman To Seek New 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing In Case Of Shooting Of Treyvon Martin. (Central Florida News)

Home Foreclosures Fell In July, But More Homes Started The Foreclosure Process. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

U.S. Assists In Agent Orange Cleanup Project In Vietnam. (Reuters)

Russia's Prime Minister To Publically Blame Officials Responsible For Failed Satellite Launch. (RIA Novosti)

Sick American Rescued From Antarctica Research Station, Flown To New Zealand. (ABC)

Homeless Miami Man Describes Cannibalistic Attack That Destroyed Parts Of His Face. (Miami Herald)

Oscar Pistorious, South African 'Blade Runner', Denied Chance To Run In Olympic Relay. (BBC)