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Democratic Senator Barack Obama has been elected the first black president of the United States.

2008-11-05

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The United States has seen the biggest transformation in its standing in the world since the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1960.

2008-11-05

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The question of who shot down the plane carrying the former president of Rwanda in April 1994 could turn out to be one of the great mysteries of the late 20th Century. The act served as a catalyst for the genocide of some 800,000 (others say as high as one million) people in just 100 days. Last week a French investigative judge, Jean Louis Bruguiere, accused the ethnic Tutsi rebel leader at the time, Paul Kagame, of having been responsible...

2006-11-29

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The US military is investigating how technical data about a helicopter used in President Barack Obama's fleet was found on an Iranian computer...

2009-03-03

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The most friendly and efficient way to manage your presidential job. Manage your country with a single mouse click.
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The authorities in Sri Lanka have arrested a popular astrologer who predicted that the president will be ejected from office, police say.

2009-06-26

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So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when th e convention's leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be "subservient" to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons,...
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It was also illegal to write, print, utter, or publish anything that criticized the president or Congress. ... The Sedition Act, however, was (and generally still is) looked at as a direct violation of the First Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights, which granted the right of free speech.
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Before September 11, President George W Bush kept his evangelical Christian beliefs largely to himself. He had turned to God at the age of 40 as a way of kicking alcoholism, and his faith had kept him on the straight and narrow ever since, giving him the drive to reach the White House. But all that changed on the day of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. Those close to Mr Bush say that day he discovered his life's...

2003-04-06

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A controversial French lawyer appointed by Saddam Hussein to defend him has said a fair trial would be impossible.

2004-03-28

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has won Sri Lanka's first election since Tamil Tiger rebels were defeated after 25 years of civil war...

2010-01-27

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On the occasion of your New Year, I want you, the people and leaders of Iran, to understand the future that we seek. It's a future with renewed exchanges among our people, and greater opportunities for partnership and commerce. It's a future where the old divisions are overcome, where you and all of your neighbors and the wider world can live in greater security and greater peace...

2009-03-19

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President Lech Kaczynski and scores of other senior Polish figures have been killed in a plane crash in Russia. Polish and Russian officials said no-one survived after the plane apparently hit trees as it approached Smolensk airport in thick fog. Russian media reports said the pilots ignored advice from air traffic control to divert to another airport. Poland's army chief, central bank governor, MPs and leading historians were among...

2010-04-10

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Librarians in New York's oldest library have uncovered a surprising borrower with overdue books: George Washington. The first president of the United States of America borrowed two books from the New York Society Library in 1789 but failed to return them. Adjusted for inflation, he has since racked up $300,000 in fines for being some 220 years late...

2010-04-18

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that his office has received cash from Iran, but insists it was part of a "transparent" process. Mr Karzai was responding to a report in the New York Times that Tehran had been passing bags stuffed full of cash to Mr Karzai's aides...

2010-10-25

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