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Radiation level in tuna off Oregon coast tripled after Fukushima disaster
While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, university scientists have found that radiation levels in some albacore tuna caught off its coast have tripled.

29.04.2014 16:05

World catching up with US in $28.7bn drone race
Analysts predict that in less than a decade’s time, the United States will spend less than half the global total on drone research and development. Asia in particular is expected to surge ahead, with South Korea set to produce “suicide drones.”

29.04.2014 15:03

Afghanistan's 'torturer in chief' settles down in pink California home
Recruited to help run Afghanistan’s security and intelligence operations in the aftermath of the US war against the Taliban, the country's most feared security official dubbed 'torturer in chief' now has settled in a pink two-story house in California.

29.04.2014 15:17

World Cup war: Blackwater providing training to Brazil security forces
The company formally known as Blackwater is helping provide security training in Brazil in the run up to the 2014 World Cup, stoking fears that the ‘pacification’ of the country’s slums is very much an Iraq-style military occupation.

29.04.2014 08:46

'Who are you defending?!' Taxi driver stands up to Ukrainian soldiers (VIDEO)
Amid escalating tensions in Ukraine, the local population remains unclear who the army is ‘defending’. Latest video shows a taxi driver standing up to Ukrainian soldiers at Slavyansk checkpoint.

29.04.2014 02:52

​Disclosure of drone-strike victims dropped from Senate bill
At the request of US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, US senators have removed a section from a crucial intelligence bill that would have required the White House to disclose information on those killed by US drone strikes overseas.

28.04.2014 23:04

1 in 25 death row inmates is likely innocent - study
A new study estimated that no less than four percent of the approximately 3,000 US prisoners waiting to be put to death are in fact innocent of the crimes they committed, a shocking number that is far less than the inmates who are freed before execution.

28.04.2014 20:04

Google’s driverless cars take a ride on city streets
While the flying cars from “The Jetsons” may still be a pipe dream, driverless cars are not. Google is test-driving autonomous (or self-driving) cars on the roads around its Mountain View, Calif. headquarters. And car companies are racing to follow suit.

28.04.2014 19:39

​Suicide bombers kill at least 50 across Iraq ahead of general election
At least 50 people across Iraq were killed on Monday by suicide attackers and militants dressed as security force members, as the country prepares to vote in the fourth national election since the Saddam Hussein’s ouster in 2003.

28.04.2014 21:08

Internet Explorer users risk having their computers taken over
​A major security flaw affecting several versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser was discovered over the weekend, and the percentage of computer users that could be compromised by the exploit is absolutely staggering.

28.04.2014 17:18

Chicago body count: 4 dead, 35 shot over the weekend
Continuing a disturbing trend of violent and deadly clashes in Chicago, this weekend saw shootings that took the lives of at least four people across the city and injured another 35.

28.04.2014 15:08

Warrantless cellphone searches get hearing in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will hear two cases – one involving a suspected drug dealer, the other a gang member – to determine the legality of police searching cellphones without a warrant at the time of an arrest.

28.04.2014 08:55