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Fuk-‘hush’-ima: Japan’s new state secrets law gags whistleblowers, raises press freedom fears
Many issues of national importance to Japan, probably including the state of the Fukushima power plant, may be designated state secrets under a new draft law. Once signed, it could see whistleblowers jailed for up to 10 years.

25.10.2013 07:19

S. Africa evacuation plan: White Afrikaner group fears genocide upon Mandela’s death
A section of the white population in South Africa is preparing for the worst scenario in case aging former South African President Nelson Mandela passes away. The national evacuation plan over possible genocide was drafted almost a decade ago.

25.10.2013 03:39

Stop Watching Us: Snowden supports largest privacy rally scheduled for Saturday in Washington DC
While Americans continue to learn more about the data surveillance program run by the National Security Agency, civil liberties groups are organizing what’s being billed as the largest privacy rally in United States history.

24.10.2013 20:09

US intelligence warning allies about sensitive Snowden leaks yet to be published - report
American officials have begun advising US allies that the ongoing National Security Agency disclosures made possible by whistleblower Edward Snowden include files detailing cooperation between their international intelligence services.

25.10.2013 01:49

'Campaign of spiraling repression': Bahrain’s massive tear gas shipment challenged by rights activists
A UK based human rights group is up in arms trying to prevent a shipment of 1.6 million tear gas canisters to Bahrain to protect civilians, Ahmed Ali from Bahrain Watch has told RT.

25.10.2013 00:51

Spying on Muslims in New York: Huge coalition calls for federal investigation
Over 100 organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and dozens of diverse religious and community groups are calling on the New York Police Department to stop spying on the area’s Muslim population.

24.10.2013 17:00

NSA spied on phones of 35 world leaders
The National Security Agency eavesdropped on hundreds of phone numbers belonging to dozens of world leaders, newly leaked documents supplied by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden reveal.

24.10.2013 18:51

California cops sued for firing Taser at teenager's testicles
A black teenager is suing the city of Richmond, CA after a local police officer reportedly tasered him in the testicles.

24.10.2013 15:07

Top spying fallout: EU summit promises NSA thunder, data-protection storm
Ahead of the EU summit in Brussels, Germany’s Angel Merkel and France’s Francois Hollande have discussed wiretapping of their communications by America’s NSA. The scandal could push a frustrated EU to change data privacy rules.

24.10.2013 10:04

End quote: Russia’s colorful chief sanitary inspector replaced
The Russian PM’s press secretary has confirmed the sacking of Gennady Onishchenko – the head of consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, known for his bizarre statements on health and lifestyle, as well as import bans.

24.10.2013 11:06

Tunisia’s transition to democracy is ‘difficult, but can be done’
Thousands of Tunisians have again protested against the Islamist-led government. Despite the PM’s promise to resign, journalist Abayomi Azikiwe believes deeply ingrained political divisions remain.

24.10.2013 12:24

FBI suspects Russian diplomat of spy recruitment through cultural exchange
The FBI suspects the head of a Russian cultural exchange program in Washington of recruiting young Americans as spies, organizing their trips to Russia. The accused diplomat is perplexed by the claims, lamenting a return of Cold War rhetoric.

24.10.2013 06:15

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