Arts and Entertainment Stephen Fry has been cast as the British Prime Minister in the second series of 24

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

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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

The LulzSec logo and Ackroyd (top-left), Al-Bassam (top right), Davis (bottom left) and Cleary

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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

Red-handed? Russia ‘catches CIA spy on Moscow recruitment mission’

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Boston bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, buried after public appeal to find a funeral home that would inter his remains

Almost three weeks after the elder of the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing was killed in a police chase his body was finally interred tonight, officials said. Requests to several cemeteries to take Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s remains had been turned down.

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 and his younger brother Dzhokhar, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, were planning to mount a second attack in New York’s Times Square

Boston suspects ‘planned to set off bombs in New York's Times Square’

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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