David Cameron and Barack Obama in London in May last year

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Kuwait's Islamist-led opposition took control of the Gulf state's parliament yesterday, making sweeping gains in a snap election on the back of a wave of public anger over corruption and political deadlock.

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Bradley Manning arrives for the hearing at Fort Meade yesterday

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A military hearing into the case of Bradley Manning – the soldier accused of passing American secrets to WikiLeaks – heard new details yesterday of the failure by his supervisors properly to note signs of emotional instability and revise his security clearance or even block his deployment in the first place.

Bradley Manning arrives for the hearing at Fort Meade yesterday

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A military hearing into the case of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of passing American secrets to WikiLeaks, heard new details yesterday of the failure by his supervisors to note signs of emotional instability and revise his security clearance or even block his deployment.

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One in five American women 'has been raped'

More than one in five women questioned for a US survey reported having been raped. Nearly a third of all women said they had experienced episodes of sexual assault, physical violence or stalking at the hands of an intimate partner.

US officials including Defence Secretary Leon Panetta watch the flag-lowering ceremony at a base near Baghdad

Will Iraq's 1.3 million refugees ever be able to go home?

As US forces formally exit battle-scarred nation, attention turns to victims of war

Luke Donald on the18th green after sinking a putt for a birdie

Donald seals double and lets the tears roll

Never has a 50-footer across the final green for an eagle and a victory been so overshadowed. Like everyone who understands the vagaries and rigours of professional golf, the winner Alvaro Quiros would have appreciated why Luke Donald was commanding the spotlight. Here was history to hail.

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Donald gets emotional as he sits on top of the world

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