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Battle for Ohio: Campaigns micro-target their message in state’s four corners

Campaign strategists in the vital battleground of Ohio are pioneering a radical new approach to the ground war in the final days of the presidential election, delivering targeted messaging to different parts of the state in an attempt drive up voter turnout on 6 November. Both Barack Obama’s re-election operation,…

U.S. ‘coordinates weapon deliveries’ to Syria rebels: Russia

MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday accused Washington of “coordinating” deliveries of arms to Syrian rebels, despite assurances by the State Department that the United States provides no lethal assistance. “Washington is aware of the deliveries of various weapons to illegal armed groups active in Syria. Moreover, judging by the declarations…

Second Cameroon lawyer gets death threats for defending gays

YAOUNDE — A Cameroon lawyer, known for defending gays and lesbians in a country where homosexuality is outlawed, said Thursday he feared for the life of his family after receiving death threats, only days after similar threats were made to a colleague. “I fear for my family and my children,”…

Statue of Liberty’s crown to reopen

NEW YORK — Tourists will be able to climb up into the crown of the Statue of Liberty starting Sunday, following the conclusion of a year’s repairs. Once inside Lady Liberty’s head, visitors get the same view of New York Harbor and the skyscrapers of Manhattan that the famous monument…

No reliable intelligence during Benghazi attack: U.S.

WASHINGTON — US military leaders ruled out sending in forces during the attack on an American consulate in Libya last month because of a lack of reliable intelligence, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. Although forces were on alert and ready to launch an operation if needed, the US military…

UN rights expert’s boycott call angers U.S. and Israel

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Israel on Thursday slammed a call by an outspoken UN rights expert for a boycott of companies helping Israel’s settlement expansion in the Palestinian territories. US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the boycott appeal by Richard Falk would “poison the…

Elizabeth Taylor becomes highest earning deceased celebrity

Film actor’s estate earned $210m last year after record-setting jewellery and art auction From beyond the grave Elizabeth Taylor has overtaken her close friend Michael Jackson to become the top earning dead celebrity. The estate of the actor, who died last year, earned $210m (£130m) in the past 12 months…

Obama casts ballot in Chicago to encourage early voting

President hopes strategy to will inject urgency into his campaign as figures show election spending has passed $1bn mark Barack Obama was expected to become the first president to take advantage of early voting by casting his ballot in Chicago on Thursday, a move he hopes will inject urgency into…

UN to investigate civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes

Special rapporteur on counter-terror operations condemns Barack Obama’s failure to establish effective monitoring process The United Nations is to set up a dedicated investigations unit in Geneva to examine the legality of drone attacks in cases where civilians are killed in so-called ‘targeted’ counter-terrorism operations. The announcement was made by…

Netflix hits 30 million subscribers worldwide

Netflix said Thursday it now has more than 30 million subscribers worldwide, including some five million outside the United States as the Internet video service pursues a global expansion. “Thirty million of you are now Netflix streaming members. I’d like to express my gratitude to each of you,” chief executive…

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