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General Motors said Tuesday it would invest $5 billion to introduce a new family of smaller cars under the Chevrolet line targeting emerging markets and co-developed by Chinese partner SAIC Motor. The largest US automaker plans to manufacture and sell the vehicles in China, Brazil, India and Mexico and export the cars to other emerging countries, but not to mature markets such as the United States. The first all-new Chevrolet in the program is expected in the 2019 model year, and the program is anticipated to grow to more than two million vehicles annually.
A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes including killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule. The former Gaddafi regime officials sentenced to die by firing squad included former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi and ex-prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Sadiq al-Sur, chief investigator at the Tripoli state prosecutor's office, told a televised news conference in the capital. The trial process and outcome drew condemnation abroad, with Human Rights Watch and a prominent international lawyer saying it was riddled with legal flaws and carried out amid widespread lawlessness undermining the credibility of the judiciary.
A conservation charity on Tuesday accused an American tourist of killing a much-loved Zimbabwean lion called "Cecil" on a hunt using a bow and arrow, adding that the animal had taken 40 hours to die. The lion, which was a popular attraction among visitors to the Hwange National Park, was tempted outside the park using bait and then shot earlier this month. The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force charity named the alleged trophy hunter as Walter Palmer from Minnesota, saying he had paid $50,000 for the hunt.