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? Fear & intimidation: UK students unite against ?persecution?
10 Dec 2013 at 1:46am
UK students are rallying together against a ?police crackdown? after a week of protests led to violence and a ban on demonstrations at a London university. Activists claim the police and universiti...
Australian pedophile gets 30 years in US jail for abusing Russian-born boy
10 Dec 2013 at 1:06am
An Australian, who together with his domestic partner, bought a newborn boy in Russia and allowed men around the world to abuse him, has been sentenced in a US court to 30 years in jail.
Martian lake may have supported life - NASA
10 Dec 2013 at 12:16am
NASA says Curiosity rover has found signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that existed 3.5 billion years ago and may have supported small organisms for tens of millions of years, but doubts r...
Swiss clocks tick past banks? deadline to disclose hidden assets to US
9 Dec 2013 at 11:34pm
Some 300 Swiss banks had until the end of Monday to determine whether to give the United States records of Americans hiding assets there as Washington threatens institutions with legal action for a...
Senate deal could lead to Guantanamo Bay closure
9 Dec 2013 at 10:38pm
Two congressional committees have agreed to make it easier for the Pentagon to transfer Guantanamo Bay prisoners to their home countries, surpassing a major hurdle in the Obama administration's abi...
British govt warns against doing business in Israeli settlements
9 Dec 2013 at 10:22pm
The British government is warning companies of the ?reputational implications? of getting involved in the Israeli occupied territories as well as of rights abuses to individuals.
Police dismantle barricades in Kiev as tensions run high
9 Dec 2013 at 10:00pm
Ukrainian riot police are dismantling barricades set up by protesters in central Kiev as tensions remain high. Though no major skirmishes have been reported so far.
Europe?s aerospace and defense giant EADS to cut 5,800 jobs
9 Dec 2013 at 9:34pm
?European aerospace and defense corporation EADS will cut 5,800 jobs amid a decline in governments? military spending.
?Iran warns nuclear deal falls apart if US approves new sanctions
9 Dec 2013 at 9:27pm
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the recent nuclear ?deal struck between his nation and world powers would evaporate should the United States Congress impose new economic sanctions on Iran...
NSA confidence shaken since Snowden leaks began - report
9 Dec 2013 at 8:11pm
Morale at the US National Security Agency has plummeted since the Edward Snowden leak made international headlines and inspired an ongoing wave of criticism against the intelligence agency ? news t...
?Canada to include the North Pole in its claim for Arctic territory, resources
9 Dec 2013 at 7:27pm
Canadian officials confirmed Monday that the nation is preparing to include the North Pole as part of its Arctic Ocean seabed claim in the multi-country push to prove jurisdiction over further terr...
US prison population jumps 27% in a decade over harsh drug sentencing
9 Dec 2013 at 5:39pm
The number of Americans incarcerated in federal prisons throughout the country has increased by nearly 30 percent over the past ten years, according to a new report by an investigative arm of Congr...
70 percent of California doctors plan to boycott Obamacare exchanges
9 Dec 2013 at 5:00pm
About 70 percent of California?s 104,000 doctors are reportedly planning to stay out of the state?s health insurance exchange, a move that could have significant impact on implementation of the Aff...
ATF agents set up, then arrested mentally disabled men in undercover stings
9 Dec 2013 at 4:44pm
?Federal agents involved with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have run numerous sting operations around the United States that relied on taking advantage of local mentally d...
LA County Sheriff?s Department officials indicted for conspiracy, obstruction...
9 Dec 2013 at 4:05pm
?Seven officials of the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department have been indicted on charges of conspiracy, obstruction and giving false statements in connection with the FBI?s investigation of al...
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