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Australian govt blindfolds citizens with ‘unprecedented’ media gag order - WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks has accused the Australian government of blindfolding the public with the worst suppression order in “living memory.” The media gag bans Australian news outlets from reporting on a multinational corruption case for reasons of national security.

30.07.2014 04:47

Pakistani man sues UK govt for complicity in decade of torture
A Pakistani citizen is suing Britain’s Ministry of Defense and Foreign Office for complicity in brutal torture and abuse he had to endure between 2004 and 2014. The man’s lawyers say the UK is responsible for his illegal rendition to an Afghan jail.

29.07.2014 19:03

Private militias patrolling US-Mexico border raise concerns
There are more than 10 independently operated private militia groups patrolling the border between Texas and Mexico, ignoring calls from Customs and Border Patrol to back off and inviting criticism from local lawmakers.

29.07.2014 22:42

‘We experiment on human beings!’ OkCupid unapologetic about experiments on users
‘I did it for your own good’ is not what you want to hear when the dating site you use sets you up on a bad date. On purpose. ‘Everybody does it’ is similarly disconcerting. But that’s exactly what OkCupid is saying about experiments involving its users.

29.07.2014 18:25

​‘No children left in Gaza!’ Right-wing Israeli mob mocks deaths in anti-Gaza chant (VIDEO)
A right-wing Israeli mob has been caught on film seemingly celebrating the deaths of Palestinian children in Operation Protective Edge. Over 1,200 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s latest offensive, including over 200 children.

29.07.2014 10:57

Turkish PM happy to return American-Jewish ‘peace’ award
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says he will gladly return an award given to him by a Jewish-American association a decade ago in a letter released by his office, which also called on the US group to condemn Israel’s government policies in Gaza.

29.07.2014 14:46

Over 30 civilians killed during two days of shelling in Gorlovka, E. Ukraine (VIDEO)
Two days of shelling in Gorlovka, in the Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine, have resulted in 31 civilians being killed there, local authorities say. Ukrainian troops and anti-government forces are blaming each other for the bloodshed.

29.07.2014 11:07

At least 100 Palestinians killed since midnight in Gaza - Health Ministry
At least 100 Palestinians have been killed since Monday midnight after Israel beefed up its military operation in the Gaza Strip, according to Gaza health officials.

29.07.2014 12:25

Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for militants – watchdog
The Islamic State (IS), which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq, has opened an office for registering women willing to marry its militants, a human rights monitoring group reports.

29.07.2014 05:24

​We aren’t willing to be ‘good Israelis’ oppressing native population – IDF reservist
As the death toll in Gaza mounts, a small group of Israeli reservists who are against their government’s campaign in Gaza are refusing to be involved and have faced repercussions from a state that is becoming more and more militarized.

29.07.2014 03:32

​Israel intensifies Gaza shelling, warns of ‘protracted campaign’
The Israeli military intensified the shelling of Gaza overnight, killing at least 26 people and leaving hundreds injured in air and missile strikes. Israel's PM told citizens to prepare for a “protracted campaign” until the “mission is accomplished.”

29.07.2014 01:20

Ukraine TV cuts live interview after HRW rep refuses to admit ‘Russian aggression’
A live interview with an HRW representative on Ukraine's Hromadske TV came to an unexpected close when the host terminated the conversation after the guest refused to validate claims of Russia's alleged “indisputable war crimes.”

28.07.2014 23:16

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