"I will focus on my cricket and as [to] when I stop playing cricket, I don't know," said the Indian superstar, after being sworn in. He was appointed to a seat in the upper house. Imagine Peyton Manning playing while serving in the Senate.
New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges.
All of those on board — more than 150 — were killed when the Dana Air jet crashed into a Lagos neighborhood. It's feared there were other fatalities on the ground. Nigeria has had four crashes in the past decade that killed more than 100 people.
Britons are halfway through a four-day holiday celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne. On Sunday, the queen led a flotilla of a thousand boats on the Thames — described as the largest such river pageant in more than 300 years.
Now that Mitt Romney is lined up to capture the GOP presidential nomination, his policies are coming under closer scrutiny. When it comes to the foreign policy arena, analysts say the Republican candidate needs to better define himself, and show that he has better strategies than President Obama.
Protests continue against the court rulings on former President Hosni Mubarak. A panel of judges sentenced Mubarak and his former interior minister to life in prison for their role in the deaths of protesters during the Arab Spring uprising in the country. But the panel acquitted six security officials linked to the shootings.
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