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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.
25 bodies found in two Mexican states

25 bodies found in two Mexican states Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

At least 25 bodies have been found in western Mexico where local vigilante groups are battling drug cartels for control. 

Obama declares health insurance a 'right' Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. is "well on the way" to implementing the Affordable Care Act - also known as "Obamacare" - providing low-cost heath insurance for millions of Americans.
NSA broke privacy rules 'thousands of times' per year

NSA broke privacy rules 'thousands of times' per year Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

The US National Security Agency (NSA) broke privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times since 2008, according to documents leaked by CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Oprah Winfrey 'sorry' for naming Switzerland in handbag incident Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Oprah Winfrey said she was sorry for the uproar and media response caused by her comments about an incident in a Swiss luxury store last month when an assistant refused to show her a $38,100 handbag.
Obama condemns Egypt over violence, cancels joint military exercise

Obama condemns Egypt over violence, cancels joint military exercise Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

President Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. has canceled an upcoming joint military exercise with Egypt, amid concern over the violent clashes between the military-backed government and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Tropical Storm Erin, the fifth named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed west-southwest of the southern Cape Verde Islands in the far east Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.
Bradley Manning apologizes for hurting US at Wikileaks sentencing

Bradley Manning apologizes for hurting US at Wikileaks sentencing Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

US soldier Bradley Manning has apologised to a military court for giving war logs and diplomatic secrets to the WikiLeaks website three years ago, the biggest breach of classified data in the nation's history.
US moves to block US Airways-American Airlines merger

US moves to block US Airways-American Airlines merger Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced it has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines. 

Boston gangster 'Whitey' Bulger found guilty of gangland killings

Boston gangster 'Whitey' Bulger found guilty of gangland killings Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

A federal jury in Boston reached a verdict Monday in the 32-count indictment against reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts. 

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

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UK parliament terror attack

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