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Senior US diplomat 'unwelcome' by Bahrain
Senior US diplomat 'unwelcome' by Bahrain

Bahrain has told a senior US diplomat, who has met with representatives of the country's opposition, that he was "unwelcome" in the kingdom and should "leave immediately."

Senior US diplomat 'unwelcome' by Bahrain
Indian nurses walk after they were released by Iraqi Islamist militantsIndian nurses walk after they were released by Iraqi Islamist militants. ©Reuters/Stringer
Trapped Indian nurses on way home from Iraq

A group of 46 Indian nurses who were trapped in an area of Iraq seized by Islamic militants were set to be welcomed home by anxious relatives Saturday after being freed from the rebel-held city of Mosul.

Trapped Indian nurses on way home from Iraq
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Billionaire conservative donor Richard Mellon Scaife dies, 82

Richard Mellon Scaife, a generous donor to US conservative causes and heir to a sizeable banking fortune, died according to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper that he owned. He was 82.

Billionaire conservative donor Richard Mellon Scaife dies, 82
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Anger over reports German double-agent spied for US

German authorities have arrested a suspected double-agent accused of spying for the US on a parliamentary panel investigating NSA surveillance, media reports said.

Anger over reports German double-agent spied for US
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In California, US town fears migrant invasion

Days after things nearly turned ugly here, several residents kept up their protest against a surge of undocumented migrants near the border with Mexico.

In California, US town fears migrant invasion
US eaters weigh in for New York dog chowing contest
US eaters weigh in for New York dog chowing contest

American world-record holders and pretenders to the crown of hot-dog chomper of the year weighed in for the hugely popular annual July 4 Coney Island competition set to draw thousands.

US eaters weigh in for New York dog chowing contest
Shi'ite Muslims take part in a candlelight protest against the ongoing conflict in Iraq. ©Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee
India nurses in Iraq conflict 'to be freed'

A group of 46 Indian nurses trapped in Iraq are to be freed, one of them told AFP Friday, in a rare piece of positive news in a crisis threatening "Syria-like chaos".

India nurses in Iraq conflict 'to be freed'
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US grounds entire F-35 fleet for engine probe

The United States military is grounding its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets as it completes additional engine inspections following a fire aboard an aircraft in Florida last week.

US grounds entire F-35 fleet for engine probe
Justin Ross Harris. ©Reuters/Kelly Huff
US dad charged with murder after son bakes to death in car

A US man has been charged with murdering his nearly two-year-old son by leaving him in a hot car for seven hours and could face the death penalty if convicted.

US dad charged with murder after son bakes to death in car
Google hit by 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests
Google hit by 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests

More than 70,000 people have already asked Google to delete links about them under Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, with some of the world biggest news sites the first to be hit.

Google hit by 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests
Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on US East Coast
Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on US East Coast

Hurricane Arthur made landfall on the North Carolina shore late Thursday, as millions of Americans braced for its impact along the East Coast on the eve of the Independence Day holiday.

Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on US East Coast
Scarlett Johansson wins French novel lookalike case
Scarlett Johansson wins French novel lookalike case

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson won damages against a French author whose novel features a character resembling the starlet who is treated as a sex object.

Scarlett Johansson wins French novel lookalike case
Oil extends losses on return of Libyan supplies
Oil extends losses on return of Libyan supplies

Oil extended losses in Asia Thursday on prospects that Libya will begin exporting more crude into a global market flush with supplies, while easing concerns about the Iraqi crisis also weighed on prices.

Oil extends losses on return of Libyan supplies
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NSA surveillance led to 100 arrests

The US National Security Agency's electronic snooping led to "well over 100 arrests" and helped smash numerous terrorist plots, a privacy review panel said.

NSA surveillance led to 100 arrests
Actors Karl Kenzler as Bill Clinton and Alet Taylor as Hillary Clinton practice a piece from 'Clinton: The Musical'. ©Reuters/Carlo Allegri
'Clinton: the musical' to hit New York stage

It's tough being Hillary Clinton. Her book's a flop, she's angered ordinary Americans with crass remarks about money and now her husband's sex life is a New York musical.

'Clinton: the musical' to hit New York stage
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US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

A US-based Japanese scientist said he has succeeded in engineering a version of the so-called swine flu virus that would be able to evade the human immune system.

US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu
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Toshiba nearing deal on Bulgarian nuclear reactor deal

Toshiba's US unit is nearing a deal estimated at almost $5 billion to build a nuclear reactor in Bulgaria, a report said Thursday, as Japanese firms eye atomic contracts overseas after the Fukushima crisis erased demand at home.

Toshiba nearing deal on Bulgarian nuclear reactor deal
Paul Mazursky. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
US director-writer Paul Mazursky dead at 84

Oscar-nominated filmmaker and writer Paul Mazursky, whose credits include "An Unmarried Woman" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," has died at age 84, his agent said.

US director-writer Paul Mazursky dead at 84
Bill Clinton, Blair back Colombia peace efforts
Bill Clinton, Blair back Colombia peace efforts

Former world leaders Bill Clinton and Tony Blair attended a special summit in Colombia in support of the country's bid to forge peace with FARC rebels.

Bill Clinton, Blair back Colombia peace efforts
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Twitter buys mobile ad firm Tap Commerce

Twitter announced that it has cut a deal to buy mobile ad firm Tap Commerce to bolster money-making tools at the popular one-to-many messaging service.

Twitter buys mobile ad firm Tap Commerce