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Context: Republican, U.S. Senator, earmarking
A soldier from a small town in Iowa becomes the first living recipient of America's highest military decoration since the Vietnam War.
United States House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
Context: Charlie Rangel, U.S. Representative, United States House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen has addressed his country's parliament ahead of a meeting with EU finance ministers to discuss a possible bailout.
Herman Van Rompuy
Context: European Union, Herman Van Rompuy
About a dozen men, who accused UK security forces of colluding in their torture overseas, are to get millions of pounds in compensation.
Context: Alan Shadrake, Singapore, United Kingdom, contempt of court
Thailand extradited on Tuesday suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the United States to face terrorism charges, ending a two-year wrangle between the former Cold War foes.
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre
Context: Australia, Iraq, Sydney, Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, hunger strike
Foreign minister says it has reported Iran to UN Security Council for possible sanctions violation.
Context: 2010 Shanghai fire, Shanghai, welding
Collapse of an apartment building
Context: India, New Delhi, collapse of an apartment building
Worst epidemic of cholera
Health officials in Haiti say more than 1,000 people have died from cholera, as the outbreak spreads there.
* Attack shuts in 45,000 bpd condensate, NGL output * Exxon says 8 people missing after platform raid * MEND claims responsibility, threat
Context: @facebook.com, Facebook, email
New York archbishop
Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York will lead the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
UN cultural organisation Unesco adds France's traditional gastronomic meal to the world's intangible heritage list along with Mexican food and Colombian songs.
'It has been a long and winding road to get here,' says Steve Jobs
Prince William is to marry long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year after the couple became engaged in Kenya, Clarence House says.
Iran began what it said was its biggest ever air defense drill on Tuesday to test its ability to deter air strikes, which the United States and Israel have not ruled out to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.
Context: North Waziristan, Pakistan, United States
Context: Battambang Province, Cambodia