Kelly O'Sullivan

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First family greets White House Christmas tree

Preparations for Christmas are in full swing as the first family welcomed their tree at the White House on Friday.

Slavery case: our beautiful girl has gone, but she is still my beloved sister

Reunited after 46 years, the woman freed from London 'slave house’ and her determined sibling<p>Forty-six years ago, Kamar Mahtum stood at the front door of the family home in Jelebu, Malaysia, and waved goodbye to her younger sister.<p>Dark-haired, beautiful Aishah, then just 22, was the shining star of …

China and the US: A battle of wills?

Ties between China and Japan have been strained for months by the dispute over the islands in the East China Sea, called the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan. The islands are currently under Japanese administrative control, but China claims they have been part of its territory since ancient …

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Crashing An Afghan Wedding: No Toasts But Lots Of Cheesy Music

Afghanistan may be one of the world's poorest countries, but weddings are still a big — and expensive — deal. On most weekends, Kabul's glitzy and somewhat garish wedding halls are packed with people celebrating nuptials.<p>One of them is the Uranos Palace complex. On the night I attended my first …

Marine A was 'Iraq hero with exemplary record'

Royal Marine convicted of murdering a Taliban prisoner fought in heavy clashes in Iraq including battles against positions defended by hundreds of dug-in Iraqi troops<p>A Royal Marine who murdered a Taliban prisoner and now faces life in prison fought at the forefront of the Iraq invasion, had an …

Iran's president says hardliners blocking release of political prisoners

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, has accused hardliners of blocking the release of key opposition leaders jailed after the country's crackdown on anti-regime protests in 2009<p>Mr Rouhani, who came to power on a reformist ticket in June, is under pressure from supporters to release Mir Hossein …

Tycoon vows 'full might' for Clinton

Mega-donor and Hollywood figure Haim Saban, a longtime Hillary Clinton backer, on Friday said he’d “pitch in with full might” if she launches a likely 2016 campaign, describing a growing consensus that she is President Barack Obama’s “natural successor.”<p>The remarks to Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth …