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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. 
US plans lower sentences for drug-users

US plans lower sentences for drug-users Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered changes across the Justice Department to eliminate what he called “draconian” mandatory minimum sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders.

BlackBerry may put itself up for sale Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker. 
Popular singer Eydie Gorme dies in Las Vegas at 84

Popular singer Eydie Gorme dies in Las Vegas at 84 Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

American popular music star Eydie Gorme, whose 60-year partnership with husband Steve Lawrence made them top nightclub and TV stars, has died at age 84.
Small plane crashes into houses in US state of Connecticut

Small plane crashes into houses in US state of Connecticut Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Up to six people are feared dead after a twin-engine light aircraft crashed into two houses in the US state of Connecticut. It was on a short flight from Teterboro Airport outside New York City, it said in a statement.
Apple wins key patent case against rival Samsung in US

Apple wins key patent case against rival Samsung in US Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Apple reportedly won its patent-infringement case against Samsung in a decision that limits the U.S. import of certain products. 
US embassies to reopen after alert

US embassies to reopen after alert Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

The State Department says that 18 of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa that have been closed due to a terrorist threat will reopen on Sunday or Monday.
Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency

Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

US President Barack Obama has announced plans to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes saying the United States "can and must be more transparent."

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

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

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