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America has ended its ban on gay leaders (but there's an opt-out for church-backed troops)
The organisation has been under pressure to do so since June’s US Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage nationwide.
US on new Al Qaeda head Zawahri: 'He's no bin Laden'
Ayman al-Zawahri will find it difficult to live up to his predecessor and mount attacks on the scale of 9/11.
US withdrawal from Afghanistan will only be "modest" - Gates
Ahead of an official announcement, the US defence secretary says Afghanistan is too unstable to lose a major presence.
The White House watches as bin Laden is slain
The White House releases a gallery of images showing Barack Obama and his team watching the Bin Laden raid live.
Petraeus tipped as new head of the CIA
US officials have indicated that the next head of the CIA will be General David Petraeus – the current head of international forces in Afghanistan.
US to withdraw strike jets from Libya mission
The United States will hand over the lead in the Libyan missions to Britain and France from 10pm Irish time tonight.
Video: Gaddafi loyalists attack woman - and journalists - in Tripoli hotel
Loyalists to the Libyan leader try to stop a woman from complaining of a sexual assault – and then attack western media.
Libyan rebels win back control over western oil town
Anti-Gaddafi forces recoup control of Ajdabiya – as well as capturing the coastal town of Brega, apparently without a fight.
Gaddafi threatens 'another Vietnam' as Libyan crisis deepens
Pro-Gaddafi forces are said to have bombed rebel held targets, as the US plays down talk of a no-fly zone and Venezuela offers to mediate the crisis.
Pentagon says no decision on Petraeus Afghanistan exit
Reports indicate that the commander of the international force in Afghanistan is to step down.