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Snowden gets a handle on Twitter

“I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public”

Opportunity knocks for Romney’s crew

Obama has a variety of different routes to victory on November 6, but Romney's hopes are next to moribund unless he wins in Ohio.

BBC’s blind eye to sexual predation causes furore

The BBC is in the middle of a growing scandal involving a television host who was once one of its highest-profile stars.

Obama cracks the digital whip

On the online political battlefield, US president Barack Obama beats his rival for the hands down, write Ed Pilkington & Amanda Michel.

Minorities change US demographics

More than half the babies under the age of one are now likely to be Hispanic, black or Asian, writes Ed Pilkington.

Sheriff’s crackdown becomes law

A controversial Bill that targets illegal Latinos is setting a precedent for other conservative states in the United States.

Wounded state crucial in US polls

Republican candidates and President Barack Obama recognise the importance of Nevada.

America’s barely tamed brutality

Pepper spray, Swat teams and judicial torture. This barbarity is ever present -- but rarely so visible -- in American life.

9/11 victims’ relatives to meet attorney general

Relatives of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York are to meet the attorney general to discuss allegations that journalists working for News

The Times they are a changin’

The first woman editor of the <i>New York Times</i> tells why she got the job and how she'll handle the transition to digital.

Obama gets harsh legal judgment

More than 250 eminent legal scholars have signed a letter protesting against the treatment in military prison of the alleged WikiLeaks source.

Politics goes counter to the web

Social networking's much-vaunted challenge to autocracies 'has been undermined by the West'.

How the Disney dream died

There once was a place where neighbours greeted neighbours in the quiet of summer twilight.

China signals shift on currency

Unscheduled talks seen as a bid to address US concerns.

Tea Party: ‘Anyone but Obama’

What gets a Tea Party activist going? A good way of answering that is to browse the stalls at a Tea Party rally.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

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Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

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