Bradley Manning's Mother Gives First Interview Since Wikileaks Arrest

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_580e69444a.jpgPhoto by Mark Wilson/Getty Images (LONDON) -- Susan Manning, the mother of U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, spoke out in her first interview since her son's arrest, published Sunday by the Daily Mail. Manning was arrested in 2010 for allegedly supplying Wikileaks with hundreds of thousands of secret military documents. In the Daily Mail article Susan Manning and her sister Sharon Staples revealed details about Manning's childhood and personal life, as well as their first reactions to seeing him in the press.

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Russian Officials Back Off of Enforcing Anti-Gay Law During Olympics

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_d5da033291.jpgEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Russia said on Sunday that athletes and guests attending next year’s Winter Olympics will not be subject to the country’s new anti-gay law. “The Olympic Games is a major international event. We need to be as polite and tolerant as possible. That is why a decision has been made not to raise this issue during the Olympics,” Igor Ananskikh, deputy chairman of the Physical Culture, Sport and Youth Policy Committee, told Interfax.

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US Official: Al Qaeda Operatives Said Planned Attack ‘Going to be Big’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_d9b14a9b65.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- On the day that almost two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates across North Africa and the Middle East are closed following the identification of a significant threat from an al-Qaida affiliate, a senior U.S. official provided new details on Sunday about the communications intercepted from the terrorists, saying al-Qaida operatives could be heard talking about an upcoming attack.

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_400308108c.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (TOKYO) -- A strong earthquake hit Japan midday Sunday with no immediate reports of damage or injuries, according to the Weather Channel. The quake, centered off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, shook the same northeastern region devastated by the giant earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

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Hassan Rouhani to be Sworn-In As President of Iran

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_d058363d43.jpgPhoto by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images (TEHRAN, Iran) -- Hassan Rouhani will be sworn-in as President of Iran in a public ceremony on Sunday. Since he won June's election, Rouhani has advocated for bringing moderation back to Iranian politics. Rouhani wants to lift what he calls the "cruel" sanctions imposed on Iran by the international community, according to the BBC.

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