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Obama in Address to the UN General Assembly

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  Each year we come together to reaffirm the founding vision of this institution.  For most of recorded history, individual aspirations were subject to the whims of tyrants and empires.  Divisions of race and religion and tribe were settled through the sword and the clash of armies.  The idea that nations and peoples could come together in peace to solve their disputes and advance a common prosperity seemed unimaginable.

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Full transcript: President Obama’s Sept. 10 speech on Syria

OBAMA: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria -- why it matters, and where we go from here.

Over the past two years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war. Over 100,000 people have been killed. Millions have fled the country. In that time, America has worked with allies to provide humanitarian support, to help the moderate opposition, and to shape a political settlement. But I have resisted calls for military action, because we cannot resolve someone else’s civil war through force, particularly after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Investigation into possible war crimes by Canadian officials

For more than two years John McNamer, an independent journalist and human rights activist has been investigating possible war crimes by Canadian officials.

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Full Text: Draft resolution on Syria action

The US senate Foreign Relations Committee has agreed on a draft resolution authorising President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria.

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Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt

Al Jazeera correspondent Wayne Hay, cameraman Adil Bradlow, producers Russ Finn and Baher Mohammed are currently being detained by Egyptian authorities.

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Bradley Manning: 'Sometimes You Have to Pay a Heavy Price to Live in a Free Society'

Bradley ManningThe following is a transcript of the statement made by Pfc. Bradley Manning as read by David Coombs at a press conference on Wednesday after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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