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Bin Laden son-in-law guilty of terrorism

Abu Ghaith's lawyer promised to appeal the guilty verdict A US jury has reached a guilty verdict in a terrorism-related case against a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden.

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Obama to propose ending NSA phone call sweep

US President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency (NSA) but allow the government to access the "metadata" when needed, a senior administration official has said.

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Two killed in US naval base shooting

A sailor was fatally shot and killed at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and security forces have killed the male civilian suspect, a base spokeswoman said.

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Death toll rises in Venezuela protests

A National Guard soldier and a pregnant woman have been killed in the latest protest-related violence in Venezuela, authorities said.

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Death toll rises in Washington landslide

US authorities say the death toll from a massive landslide in rural Washington state has doubled to eight.

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Chileans rally to demand promised reforms

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched in Chile to press Michelle Bachelet to follow through on ambitious reforms she pledged before assuming the presidency less than two weeks ago.

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NSA hacked Chinese telco Huawei: Snowden

The US National Security Agency has secretly tapped into the networks of Chinese telecom and internet giant Huawei, the New York Times and Der Spiegel reported.

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Brazilians clash on 50th anniversary of coup

Demonstrators from both ends of Brazil's political spectrum briefly clashed in Rio, where left-wing protesters came to blows with a group commemorating 50 years since the military coup.

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UN document on equality for women approved

Liberal and conservative countries have approved a United Nations document to promote equality for women that reaffirms the sexual and reproductive rights of all women and endorses sex education for adolescents.

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'Abused worker' sues Bangladeshi consul in US

A former domestic worker for the consul general of Bangladesh has sued him and his wife in New York, saying he was lured to the United States with false promises of $3,000 monthly wages and then was forced to work in oppressive conditions.

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