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US Senate to extend anti-AIDS programme

The US Senate passed legislation on Monday to extend for another five years a successful and popular programme to combat AIDS worldwide started 10 years ago by former President George W Bush. The 100-member Senate approved the mea

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US marks 9/11 anniversary amid tight security

Americans on Sunday remembered the horror of September 11, 2001, and the nearly 3,000 people who died in the hijacked plane attacks as authorities worked to ensure the emotional 10th anniversary was peaceful. Law enforcement authorities in

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Cheney book renews post-9/11 policy fights

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's new memoir revives the fierce battles over US national security policies after the Sept. 11 attacks as it rips open old wounds among aides to President George W. Bush. Cheney describes his upbringing

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Bush 'considered attack on Syrian facility'

Former President George W. Bush says he considered ordering a US military strike against a suspected Syrian nuclear facility at Israel's request in 2007 but ultimately opted against it. Israel eventually destroyed the facility, which Syria

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Blair says no regrets over Iraq war

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said he had no regrets about the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, saying Saddam Hussein was a threat to the world who had to be disarmed or removed. Blair said the September 11 Al Qaeda attacks on the

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Obama enlists Bush, Clinton to help Haiti

US President Barack Obama pledged $100 million for Haiti quake relief and enlisted two former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to help raise more, vowing to the Haitian people: 'You will not be forsaken.' Determined to st

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Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush freed from jail

An Iraqi reporter who hurled his shoes at then US President George Bush was released from prison on Tuesday, his brother said. Muntazer Al-Zaidi, whose act during a news conference last December chimed with the feelings of many Iraqis towa

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Iraq shoe thrower gets 3 years in jail

An Iraqi reporter who hurled his shoes at former US President George W Bush was convicted of attempting to assault a foreign leader on Thursday and jailed for three years, dismaying many Iraqis who regard him as a hero. Muntazer Al-Zaidi,

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Obama pushes stimulus, sees no quick fixes

President Barack Obama urged the US Congress to wrap up a huge economic stimulus bill and warned investors not to expect quick fixes. Obama, speaking at a town hall meeting in a Florida city hard hit by mortgage foreclosures, praised the S

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Obama signals break with Bush on economy, Iran

US President Barack Obama insisted that only government can jolt the economy out of deep recession and offered an olive branch to longtime foe Iran, scrapping years of past US policies. Taking his case directly to the recession-weary Ameri

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