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The trial of the former Egyptian president is an attempt by the military to legitimise his ouster.
As the US heads towards political gridlock, frustrated citizens turn to each other to bridge the partisan divide.
Despite Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, the idea of American exceptionalism remains embedded in the US psyche.
American presidents come and go, but few, if any, seem to have the will to change the status quo in the Middle East.
The Republican politician has yet to show initiatives that are his own, not those of his donors.
Rather than promote democracy in the Middle East, the West has a long history of doing the exact opposite.
Under the growing influence of the 1 per cent, American exceptionalism has become American deceptionalism.
In the US, political repression - such as the crackdown on Occupy protests - doesn't require top-down coordination.
Americans have historically stood up to coercion - and the OWS movement might be the latest incarnation of resistance.
French historian Alexis de Tocqueville's profile of American democracy remains almost as true now as in the 1800s.
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Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.

 
 
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