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Reuters

German spies hid secret messages in drawings of models wearing the latest fashions in an attempt to outwit Allied censors during World War Two, according to British security service files released.

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AFP

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said US foreign policy is fueling terrorism and warned a conference of Muslims in Chicago of the dangers of allowing "narrow minded viewpoints and practices" to dominate public policy and discourse

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Washington Post (Craig Murray)

The courtroom provided a telling introduction. I had recently arrived as British ambassador in Uzbekistan's old Silk Road capital of Tashkent, where I was watching the trail of a 22-year old-dissident named Iskander Khuderbegainov.

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LA Times

Perched in a green and forested aerie in the city's southern hills, the exclusive Valle Arriba Golf Club has long offered a pleasant escape from urban cacophony and congestion. Now, a staunch ally of President Hugo Chavez wants it.

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Reuters

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced defiance on Tuesday as a deadline neared for Iran to halt work the West fears is a step toward building nuclear bombs, and challenged President Bush to televised debate. In a news conference

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Sun-Sentinal

In the heart of Tehran sits one of Iran's most important nuclear facilities, a dome-shaped building where scientists have conducted secret experiments that could help the country build atomic bombs. Provided to the Iranians by the US.

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Reuters

A majority of Americans no longer see a link between the war in Iraq and Washington's broader anti-terrorism efforts despite President George W. Bush's insistence the two are intertwined, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released o

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Reuters

Iran's reply to an offer of incentives to halt nuclear work asks world powers to clarify key points including a timeline to implement the package, Iranian experts with diplomatic contacts said. 100 questions Iran posed in a response it has touted

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NY Times

After months of widespread frustration with corruption, the economy and a lack of justice and security, doubts about President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, and by extension the American-led effort to rebuild that nation, have led to a crisis of confi

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NY Times

It was always going to be tough for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to hold together her fragile coalition of world powers trying to rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon has made that job harder.

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Alternet

Just after noon on Friday, July 21, Adamo Bove -- head of security at Telecom Italia, the country's largest telecommunications frim -- told his wife he had some errands to run as he left their Naples apartment. Hours later, police found his car

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Independent

John Prescott has given vent to his private feelings about the Bush presidency, summing up George Bush's adminstration in a single word: CRAP. The Deputy Prime Minister's condemnation of President Bush and his approach to the Middle East

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Reuters

Iranian President Ahmadinejad said Iran would not yield to Western pressure to give up its home-grown nuclear technology. His comments came days before an August 22 deadline Iran set itself to respond to a demand by six world powers that Tehran gi

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Christian Science Monitor

"Who will defend Lebanon in case of a new Israeli offensive?" Mr. Nasrallah asked, adding that the Lebanese Army and new UN force were "incapable of protecting Lebanon." It is "immoral, incorrect, and inappropriate" to d

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AP

A reporter accused of spying for Taiwan was put on trial in China's capital Tuesday, Hong Kong television and a human rights activist said in reporting the latest in a string of espionage cases against people with overseas ties.

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The Australian

The Australian government was facing a backbench revolt over plans to introduce draconian new immigration laws. The bill would force migrants who apply for asylum to be processed offshore, most probably on the remote Pacific island of Nauru. The most

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