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Man pleads guilty to terrorism charge

BOSTON — A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack the Pentagon and the US Capitol with large, remote-controlled model airplanes packed with explosives has agreed to plead guilty, authorities said yesterday.

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New app rescues you from bad dates

NEW YORK — Most people have been there, trapped on an awkward date that is going nowhere. But relief could be on the way with a new app that provides an incoming rescue call.

The Bad Date Rescue app, which was launched by the dating website eHarmon

Renal failure kills Oscar winner

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died, his spokesman has said.

He died of renal failure in a Los Angeles hospital with his family by his side, his spokesman, Harry Flynn, told the Assoc

Mursi’s move rattles military

CAIRO — Egypt’s new president yesterday ordered a parliament dominated by his Islamist party to reconvene, challenging the authority of the generals who had dissolved the assembly in line with a court order.

President Mohamed Mursi’s decree appeare

No plan to fail

annan holds talks with assad; to share syria move with opposition

DAMASCUS — Kofi Annan said he had constructive talks in Damascus today with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who said the UN peace envoy’s plan to end 16 months of bloodshed was b

Congressman weds male

BOSTON — Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added som

Jailed over tweet

DUBAI — A prominent Bahraini protest leader, Nabeel Rajab, was sentenced to three months in prison over a tweet against the prime minister which the court said insulted Bahrainis, Rajab’s lawyer and a colleague said.

Rajab, head of the Bahrain

Former bank boss gives up $30m. bonus

LONDON — Ex-Barclays boss Bob Diamond will receive his salary and benefits worth in excess of 2 million, but has given up bonuses worth up to 20 million after resigning amid the bank Libor scandal.

Barclays executive chairman Marcus Agius, being qu

Step-by-step end to conflict

BAGHDAD — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suggested ending Syria’s conflict on a step-by-step basis, starting with districts that have seen the worst violence, international mediator Kofi Annan told a press conference in Tehran today.

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