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The actor and comedian will star alongside Jack Bauer in the second series

8 June 2013: US President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California where they were finishing their summit

'We try to collect everything and hang on to it forever': US intelligence agencies' cosy relationship with academia and business may be hard to unwind

Revelations of snooping into private data and communications on a massive scale by the Obama administration has shed a little daylight on the widespread and lucrative links between American intelligence agencies, industry and academia.

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Two men hanged after spying charges

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Two jailed, another sent to young offenders unit and fourth handed suspended sentence

Wigged US diplomat Ryan Fogle

Russian agent claims Ryan Fogle is not the first CIA agent caught this year

FSB operative claims American was paraded so publicly to teach the United States a lesson

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Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed that he would not tolerate drone attacks on Pakistani soil

Pakistani court declares US drone strikes in the country's tribal belt illegal

Judges say the strikes must be declared a war crime as they kill innocent people

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US intelligence agencies added the mother of the Boston bombing suspects to a government terrorism database 18 months before the bombings, two officials said.

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston marathon bombings suspect who was killed in a police shootout, was added to a huge database of known and suspected terrorists 18 months before the attack, it has been revealed.

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