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My tally is in my head rather than on my laptop. Not being a high-flying politician, I guess my enemies are fewer and easier to remember than hers are.

Anthony Weiner with his communications director Barbara Morgan in New York last week

Anthony Weiner's election bid faces another set back after adviser Barbara Morgan attacks former intern

Anthony Weiner’s bid to be New York mayor has faced another major setback, after his Communication Director Barbara Morgan let rip at an intern after she penned a comment piece on the campaign.

Anthony Weiner is confronted by a resident on Staten Island

Anthony Weiner campaign for New York mayorship in turmoil as key advisor walks out

If there was anything to admire about Anthony Weiner’s bid to be the next Mayor of New York, it was his aides’ extraordinary success in taking their candidate to a lead in the polls, despite his embarrassing history of extramarital sexting.

Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton adviser

Page 3 Profile: Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton adviser

What’s her story?

Inez McCormack speaking in Cape Town in 2007

Inez McCormack: Civil rights and human rights activist who fought discrimination in Ulster

Inez McCormack was a Belfast Protestant who left behind her family's unionist background to become a lifelong activist in the fields of civil rights, human rights, women's rights and fair employment. A rare bird in Northern Ireland terms, she rose to become a trade union leader in a highly male-dominated scene. Often the sole woman on boards and committees, she once remarked drily, "there is no fun in being the first woman on anything."

Barack Obama nominates John Kerry for Secretary of State to replace Hillary Clinton

More than one month after winning a second term, President Barack Obama was last night due to unveil his first move in what will be a wide-ranging reshuffle of his top advisers and cabinet members, formally nominating Senator John Kerry to be America’s next Secretary of State.

US backs new Syrian opposition ahead of conference

The fourth conference for the “Friends of the Syrian People” was set to open today after the US said the new Syrian opposition coalition is the “sole legitimate representative” of the Syrian people.

The Saturday Quiz answers

1. Mount Fuji.

Artist Luo Jianhui draws a portrait of China’s President-elect, Xi Jinping, in his studio in Guangzhou

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Was it illness, an assassination attempt...or simply political brinkmanship? 

Leading article: A sobering reminder of the truth about our Afghan 'legacy'

The video of the Taliban executing a woman in the street, only miles from Kabul, is a sobering reminder of dismally disappointing legacy of foreign intervention in that hopelessly divided country from which Western countries are now hurrying to disengage themselves.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the call yesterday

Pakistan reopens Nato supply lines after Clinton's apology

Routes to Afghanistan can be used again after US statement on killing of 24 soldiers in air strike

Mary Ann Sieghart: Women still can't have it all

Life is so confusing for well-educated young women. Can they really have it all? Do they first have to find a partner who will let them? Even if they do, will they feel guilty about neglecting their children? You can see why many are tempted to find a rich husband and play at being yummy mummies instead.

A photograph released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency shows policemen carrying coffins of their comrades in Damascus

William Hague halts ship carrying Russian helicopters to Syrian forces

London insurers withdraw vessel's cover after pressure from US authorities

Bill and Hillary Clinton's tempestuous marriage is a source of inspiration for TV writers

A TV show about a Secretary of State with a philandering husband? Wonder who they mean...

Adam Sherwin on a new drama that the Clinton family may wish to avoid

Mrs Clinton meets West Bengal’s chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, in Kolkata during her three-day visit to India

Hillary Clinton heaps more pressure on India to halt Iranian oil use

Delhi faces sanctions if the US determines it has not made a sharp reduction in imports

Leading article: Some brutal home truths about China

Amid claim and counter-claim, the details of US dealings with the blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng are far from clear. What is certain, however, is that any deal to end the diplomatic stand-off between the US and China over Mr Chen's future has unravelled.

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