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31 Dec, 2012

We tend to forget that the US Constitution was designed to create weak government – it's how Americans like it

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14 Dec, 2012

Comments from California judge set to cause new storm over attitudes to rape in the US

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12 Dec, 2012

US formally 'recognises' Syrian opposition but with no promise of assistance it's seen as a 'half-step'

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12 Dec, 2012

Long-range missile puts satellite into orbit, but tests could be part of nuclear programme

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10 Dec, 2012

The PM needs serious help if he’s to persuade Tory old-timers that gay marriage is a relevant issue

David Beckham LA Galaxy
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03 Dec, 2012

The midfielder signs off with a second MLS Cup triumph but could return as investor

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29 Nov, 2012

Former PM Ehud Olmert and Haaretz come out in favour of UN 'non-member status' for Palestinians

Richard O'Dwyer
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28 Nov, 2012

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales tweets 'Hooray' after running petition on behalf of British student

Larry Hagman as JR Ewing in Dallas
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25 Nov, 2012

Show will continue after demise of actor who played JR Ewing in 357 episodes

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19 Nov, 2012

President Obama praises Burmese counterpart for reforms, but Aung San Suu Kyi urges caution

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