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US says man arrested with uranium for Iran hidden in shoes

US says man arrested with uranium for Iran hidden in shoes Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

U.S. prosecutors charged a man from Sierra Leone with trying to sell undercover agents 1,000 tons of yellowcake uranium he thought would be shipped to Iran, after he was arrested in New York with a sample of the toxic material hidden in his shoes.
Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip

Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

An Egyptian official says the country's border crossing with Gaza, which was closed after a deadly attack on policemen this week, has reopened.
US celebrates anniversary of Martin Luther King march

US celebrates anniversary of Martin Luther King march Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

Thousands of people have attended a rally in Washington to mark 50 years since Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech on civil rights.
California wildfire reaches Yosemite National Park

California wildfire reaches Yosemite National Park Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

The massive Rim Fire, which since Saturday has been quickly burning though eastern central California, reached a remote section of Yosemite National Park Friday, while firefighters battled to save the Sierra Nevada foothill towns of Pine Mountain Lake, Lake Mather and Groveland.
U.S. soldier sentenced to life in prison over Afghan killings

U.S. soldier sentenced to life in prison over Afghan killings Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales has just received his sentencing for his massacre of 16 Afghan civilians last year. 
US Army Maj. Nidal Hasan found guilty in 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage

US Army Maj. Nidal Hasan found guilty in 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

A United States Army psychiatrist has been found guilty of all 45 charges against him, including premeditated murder, for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. 
Nasdaq halts trading due to a technical issue

Nasdaq halts trading due to a technical issue Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Trading in one Nasdaq Stock Market NDAQ -3.33% -listed security had resumed Thursday afternoon and officials said others would follow at 3:25 p.m. ET, more than three hours after an abrupt halt in trading blamed on an unexplained technical issue paralyzed a large chunk of the U.S. stock market.
Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman, be called Chelsea

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman, be called Chelsea Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the biggest breach of classified documents in the nation's history, said on Thursday he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.
US admits NSA illegally collected thousands of emails

US admits NSA illegally collected thousands of emails Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

The National Security Agency may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emails of Americans per year between 2008 and 2011 in a program that a secret U.S. court subsequently said may have violated U.S. law and the Constitution, according to documents released on Wednesday.

Facebook aims to get the world online Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Facebook wants to get more of the world's 7 billion people online through a partnership with Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson and other large mobile technology companies.
Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies at age 95

Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies at age 95 Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Marian McPartland, a world-renowned jazz pianist and host of an internationally syndicated National Public Radio show for more than 40 years, has died at age 95. 
US soldier Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

US soldier Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks. Manning was sentenced Wednesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.
US crime writer Elmore Leonard dead at 87

US crime writer Elmore Leonard dead at 87 Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Legendary American crime novelist Elmore Leonard, who wrote countless best sellers and had his work adapted for both the small and big screens, has died. He was 87.
South Korea, U.S. begin two-week joint war drills

South Korea, U.S. begin two-week joint war drills Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

South Korea launched a military drill Monday with the United States against a simulated North Korean invasion, even as a recent easing of tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang gathered momentum.
Mexico arrests leader of Gulf drug cartel

Mexico arrests leader of Gulf drug cartel Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

A top leader of Mexico's Gulf Cartel was captured Saturday in a military operation near the Texas border, the second major capture of a drug capo since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office last December.

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Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy

US Republican efforts to reform health care hit a roadblock Thursday when three senators threatened to oppose a partial repeal of Obamacare unless House leaders pledged to negotiate further -- but that demand later appeared to be met. Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military EU court upholds Hamas terror listing Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

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