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President Obama to meet Dalai Lama despite opposition from the Chinese Government

China said ties with the US were weakened when President Obama and the Tibetan spiritual leader last met in 2011

Crew members work aboard the US-flagged Maersk Alabama.

Maersk Alabama deaths: former US Navy SEAL Michael Daniel Kennedy and Jeffrey Reynolds named as men found dead on board

The men were found in the cabins of the boat that was featured in the film Captain Phillips

Sochi 2014: Gay former Italian MP Vladimir Luxuria detained in Russia for 'Gay is OK' Winter Olympics protest

Former Italian politician claims she was arrested by men in plain clothes on Sunday and not released until the early hours of Monday morning

Egyptians protesting in June against President Mohamed Morsi, who was voted in the year before

Are protesters overthrowing a brutal despot, or merely bad losers at the polls?

World View: The Arab Spring model of protest, symbolised by Tahrir Square, is now destabilising democratically elected leaders

Free radical: Blix would like to see the Middle East give up its nuclear weapons

Hans Blix: From the hell of Iraq, hope for an era of peace

The UN weapons inspector who failed to prevent the invasion 11 years ago, believes it is the last such conflict, as nations learn to co-operate. Margareta Pagano meets Hans Blix

A President who once infuriated donors by denying them perks has fallen into line with his predecessors

Hi, I'm the ambassador for... what's it called? Some nominees have never even visited their new country

President Obama's latest diplomatic crop are less than ripe

N-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi during a press conference

UN negotiator apologises for deadlocked Syrian peace talks

Lakhdar Brahimi says he is 'very, very sorry' and wanted to 'apologise to the Syrian people'

Campaigners protest against the illegal trade in wildlife outside the conference venue, Lancaster House in London, yesterday

World leaders say enough is enough on illegal ivory: Agreement to stop wildlife trade hailed as 'watershed' moment

In a surprise move, the governments of Botswana, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon and Tanzania were among those to sign the Elephant Protection Initiative

US President Barack Obama (right), first lady Michelle Obama (left) and French President Francois Hollande wave from the balcony of the White House

French state visit: Hatchet buried as Barack Obama welcomes François Hollande to Washington

Warm welcome for French President who has stood by America over intervention in the Syrian civil war, nuclear negotiations with Iran and on countering terrorism in north Africa

Live: How to stop the ivory trade: with Space for Giants, Tusk Trust and Parcs Gabon

Ahead of Thursday's conference on wildlife crime, leaders and conservationists are meeting at the House of Lords to discuss the supply, demand and stockpiling of ivory

Syria peace talks: Russia and China skip negotiations and refuse to back sanctions over access to aid

Both countries' ambassadors vow to veto proposed measures that would see sanctions against the Syrian government if it refuses to let aid reach citizens

Journalist Glenn Greenwald has launched a new publication that includes claims from a former drone operator that the NSA uses metadata as a basis for drone strikes

NSA 'drone strikes based on mobile phone data'

A US drone operator made the claims that are allegedly backed up by Edward Snowden's leaked documents

Frank Mugisha, the 32-year-old Ugandan activist, faces extreme violence in his own country

Frank Mugisha: 'Homophobia is not African. It's imported'

Uganda is set to become the world's least gay-friendly country. Its leading activist explains who is to blame. Sarah Morrison meets Frank Mugisha

The plane landed safely in Istanbul, Turkey

Winter Olympics Sochi 'bomb threat': Ukrainian plane forced to land in Turkey after alleged hijack attempt

Turkish officials said the person on board was demanding to be taken to Sochi

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Screwing your way to the top?

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Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

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The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

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Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

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Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

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Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

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Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
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How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

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