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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.
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. 

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition ...

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