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Israel extends ceasefire for 24 hours, Gaza death toll surpasses 1,000
Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since Israel started its military operation in Gaza, officials said. As world leaders called for a full truce, Israel extended the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza for 24 hours.

26.07.2014 14:07

US shuts embassy in Libya's Tripoli, evacuates staff amidst clashes
The US embassy in Libya has shut down and all diplomatic staff have been evacuated to neighboring Tunisia by military escort because of ongoing clashes and violence between rival militias sweeping the country.

26.07.2014 12:18

Congress alarmed by possible CIA access to confidential whistleblower emails
The CIA obtained a legally protected, confidential email between whistleblower officials and Congress this spring, raising questions over whether the agency illegally has access to other communications regarding whistleblowers, McClatchy reported.

26.07.2014 00:57

NSA partnering with Saudi regime ‒ Snowden leak
The National Security Agency has increasingly been working hand-in-glove with the repressive Saudi Arabian government since 2013, sharing intelligence and assisting with surveillance, according to the latest Snowden leak.

25.07.2014 21:52

Chicago gun violence may cost ‘Rahmbo’ his job
A particularly violent July in Chicago - following years of staggeringly-high numbers of homicides in the city - has drawn attention to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign, raising questions about his chances of surviving a challenge in 2015.

25.07.2014 14:08

'Not terrorists': Hysteria over MH17 fails to take account of both law and facts
It’s not every day you see a blog published on Oxford University Press (OUP) that is so riddled with legal flaws, you would pull your hair out in frustration if a student had composed it.

25.07.2014 08:26

​Met police spied on UK justice campaigns- report
Undercover officers gathered and retained information on 17 justice campaigns, including a family whose son was shot dead by the Metropolitan Police, a new report has found.

24.07.2014 16:19

Armed Australian soldiers, police to deploy to MH17 crash site
A proposed multinational force to further secure the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine will now include over 100 armed Australian police and soldiers. The move comes shortly after 40 unarmed Dutchmen had been deployed to “further stabilize the area.”

25.07.2014 04:57

Radioactive rewards: UK offers 'bribes' for areas to consider nuclear waste site
Millions of pounds could be paid to communities that consider burying the UK’s nuclear waste in their area, the government has announced.

24.07.2014 14:40

White House and Senate close to agreement on curbing NSA spying
Even with the start of a month-long congressional recess only two weeks away, lawmakers in the United States Senate may soon vote on a long-awaited surveillance reform bill before heading home for the rest of summer.

24.07.2014 14:14

DRIP displays British ‘intelligence’ in dealing with the world
​After recent comments in Moscow by Edward Snowden about the extent to which private telecoms data is used by the UK and US governments, you might have expected British lawmakers to think twice about the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill.

24.07.2014 10:06

CDC lab director resigns following anthrax scandal
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's bioterror laboratory has resigned after dozens of government employees were potentially exposed to anthrax at the Atlanta facility last month.

23.07.2014 23:34

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