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​Turkey’s Erdogan challenges constitutional court that lifted social media ban
Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made a formal complaint with the country’s constitutional court on Friday, calling secret recordings spread on social media a violation of his family’s rights.

18.04.2014 21:13

Hawaii police stripped of legal right to have sex with prostitutes
Hawaii legislators in both chambers agreed that police should no longer have legal permission to have sex with prostitutes in the course of their duties.

18.04.2014 12:07

Navy charges fourth official in worst corruption scandal in decades
​Officials have arrested and charged a fourth US Navy officer with leaking classified information to a defense contractor in exchange for cash, gifts, and other personal favors.

18.04.2014 15:00

Uproar as LibDem leader Zhirinovsky attacks pregnant reporter
The flamboyant leader of the populist nationalist party LDPR could be silenced for up to three months by ethics commission over a bizarre incident in which he insulted a pregnant journalist before starting shouting Christian messages.

18.04.2014 12:01

Gitmo judge presses CIA to explain detainee’s treatment at black sites, Guantanamo
A US judge presiding over Guantanamo Bay inmate trials has ordered the CIA to provide information on how a detainee there was treated. The move is a major step toward transparency as legal authorities prepare to prosecute suspected terrorists.

17.04.2014 21:15

NYU president turned faculty apartments into a duplex for his son
“Searching for an apartment in New York City can be challenging,” the prestigious New York University acknowledges on its website’s “Off Campus Living” page. On the contrary, the son of the school’s president apparently didn't have any problem.

17.04.2014 14:18

2,300 tubes containing SARS virus samples missing in France
A major French biomedical research body, the Pasteur Institute, have launched an investigation into the disappearance of some 2,300 test tubes containing samples of the SARS virus. The loss was discovered during an inventory.

15.04.2014 09:43

Putin reveals NATO chief secretly recorded their talk, leaked it to media
Vladimir Putin says that current NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen secretly recorded and leaked a private conversation with him, when he was the head of the Danish government.

17.04.2014 12:11

Maverick MiGs? Ukraine jets give low fly-by to defiant cities
The Ukrainian army is ramping up psychological pressure on regions engulfed in anti-government protests. The skies over cities in eastern Ukraine are resounding to the roar of attack helicopters and fighter jets.

17.04.2014 09:34

Mammogram tech who faked cancer tests played ‘Russian roulette’ with patients’ lives
A former hospital technician in Georgia has been sentenced to up to six months behind bars for editing mammogram results so that 1,289 patients were given false negatives. Ten of those women in fact tested positive, and two of them have since died.

17.04.2014 01:32

Britain among worst hospital bed supply in EU
Patient capacity at British hospitals has dropped to the second-worst level in Europe, maintains an international report. The maximum occupancy rate was exceeded last year, and waiting for a bed seems to have become commonplace.

16.04.2014 05:23

UN investigator of violence against women barred from UK detention center
A UN special rapporteur investigating violence against women has been denied access by the UK government to the controversial Yarl’s Wood Detention Center after a recent death. A former inmate said, “It’s not a detention center, it’s a prison.”

16.04.2014 10:10

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