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Restoring humanity: US-tortured victims of Abu Ghraib gain faces in photo project
A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.

20.09.2014 22:35

​Obama administration ‘blocking’ information from the press – AP
Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an Associated Press bureau chief says. In some cases, it surpasses the secrecy of the George W. Bush administration.

20.09.2014 01:31

10 death row inmates challenge electric chair use in Tennessee
A judge has allowed 10 death row inmates to challenge the use of the electric chair in a lawsuit against the state of Tennessee. The prisoners were already suing the state over its use of lethal injections in executions.

19.09.2014 21:32

Mysterious unidentified spying cell towers found across Washington, DC
Washington, DC is littered with surveillance devices designed to trick surrounding mobile phones into logging onto signal-lifting networks, thereby allowing for tracking or call-monitoring purposes.

19.09.2014 14:08

Daniel Ellsberg: US needs another Snowden
The US needs another Edward Snowden, and many more whistleblowers, to inform Congresses what the country is being asked to get into, as America is on a verge of a “large” war in the Middle East, Daniel Ellsberg, former military analyst, told RT

19.09.2014 13:58

‘Scotland to get more powers and still be able to blame Westminster for any problems’
With a NO result in the referendum the Scottish people get the best of both worlds, avoiding the mess of breaking up the union and at the same time getting more autonomy, Rob Lyons, columnist for the UK internet magazine Spiked, told RT.

19.09.2014 12:08

‘Whatever is offered to Scotland has to be available to Wales too’
The Scottish referendum is a real victory for people power, although the UK establishment was against it. Now Wales needs to ensure that its needs and demands are heard as well, leader of the Party of Wales (Plaid Cymru), Leanne Wood, told RT.

19.09.2014 08:56

It’s not over: ‘Scots to hold a referendum in future’
The 'no' result in Scotland mostly resulted from fear of the consequences of secession, although the knock-on effect will be considerable for Catalonia, defense analyst Dr. Binoy Kampmark told RT.

19.09.2014 06:53

Louisiana police killed man, misled mother for 6 months over his death
It took a Louisiana mother six months to learn that police had killed her son during a scuffle. She believed he had died due to brain damage from chronic cocaine use. Now the FBI is investigating his death.

19.09.2014 01:12

Facebook takes down drag queens’ profiles
At a Wednesday meeting, frustrated drag queens couldn't convince Facebook to reverse its policy of forcing people to use their real ‒ not stage ‒ names on the popular social media site. If they don’t comply, the drag queens’ profiles will be deleted.

18.09.2014 19:58

​'Autonomy of E. Ukraine - anathema for Right Sector radicals’
The political crisis in Ukraine is escalating, as for many political fractions autonomy for the eastern regions is anathema since it cuts against their ideology of the centralized country speaking Ukrainian, Alexander Mercouris, legal expert, told RT.

18.09.2014 13:33

Radical or rational? Danish website reporting on E. Europeans' ‘misdeeds’ causes uproar
A right-wing Danish politician has launched a controversial website for locals to report the wrongdoings of eastern European immigrants, especially if residents think these are linked to criminal activity in the country.

18.09.2014 16:48

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