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Photo: U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories
Washington Post - Mon Aug 19, 2013
In a remarkable post, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger describes how the British government raided the Guardian's offices in order to destroy hard drives containing information provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. More»

Photo: Bangladesh Dhaka building collapse leaves 70 dead Bangladesh Dhaka building collapse leaves 70 dead
BBC - Wed Apr 24, 2013
At least 70 people have been killed and many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, government officials say. More»

Photo: Assange wins latest round in extradition fight Assange wins latest round in extradition fight
CNN - Sun Dec 4, 2011
London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be allowed to appeal against extradition to Sweden on sex allegations, the British High Court announced Monday. More»

Photo: Contaminated water found leaking at Japanese nuclear plant Contaminated water found leaking at Japanese nuclear plant
CNN - Sun Dec 4, 2011
Workers at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility have discovered a leak of 45 metric tons of radioactive water, operator Tokyo Electric Power Company said in a statement Monday. More»

Photo: Occupy London - Archbishop of Canterbury finally speaks - and backs protesters Occupy London - Archbishop of Canterbury finally speaks - and backs protesters
The Daily Mail - Sun Oct 30, 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury last night broke his silence on the protesters camped outside St Paul's Cathedral, saying he sympathised with the 'urgent larger issues' they raised. More»

Japan equates nuclear crisis severity to Chernobyl
Associated Press - Mon Apr 11, 2011
TOKYO - Japan ranked its nuclear crisis at the highest possible severity on an international scale - the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster - even as it insisted Tuesday that radiation leaks are declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. More»

Guatemalans sue U.S. government for infecting them with STDs
Yahoo! - Sun Mar 13, 2011
Guatemalan survivors of the experiments and the survivors of deceased test subjects are suing the US government. More»

Photo: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange WILL be extradited to Sweden WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange WILL be extradited to Sweden
The Daily Mail - Wed Feb 23, 2011
The founder of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, will be extradited to Sweden to answer sex attack allegations, a judge has ruled. More»

Photo: WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Promoting Freedom of Speech WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Promoting Freedom of Speech
AlterNet - Tue Feb 1, 2011
Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegian politician Snorre Valen, who was behind the nod, tells Reuters. More»

Photo: Dr David Kelly was on a hitlist, says UN weapons expert Dr David Kelly was on a hitlist, says UN weapons expert
The Daily Mail - Fri Aug 13, 2010
A leading UN weapons inspector last night added his voice to the growing clamour for a full inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly. More»

Photo: New questions over Dr Kelly's post-mortem after pathologist 'mixed up' two servicemen's remains New questions over Dr Kelly's post-mortem after pathologist 'mixed up' two servicemen's remains
The Daily Mail - Thu Aug 5, 2010
The pathologist who carried out the post-mortem on weapons inspector Dr David Kelly is under investigation after 'mixing up' two servicemens' remains. More»

Photo: CIA 'caused French village to go mad in the Fifties by spiking baguettes with LSD CIA 'caused French village to go mad in the Fifties by spiking baguettes with LSD
Daily Mail, UK - Fri Mar 12, 2010
The CIA caused an entire French village to go mad nearly 60 years ago by spiking their baguettes with the mind-bending drug LSD, a new investigation claims. More»

Photo: David Kelly post mortem to be kept secret for 70 years as doctors accuse Lord Hutton of concealing vital information David Kelly post mortem to be kept secret for 70 years as doctors accuse Lord Hutton of concealing vital information
Daily Mail, UK - Sun Jan 24, 2010
Vital evidence which could solve the mystery of the death of Government weapons inspector Dr David Kelly will be kept under wraps for up to 70 years. More»

Italian judge convicts 23 in CIA kidnap case
Associated Press - Tue Nov 3, 2009
MILAN - An Italian judge on Wednesday convicted 23 Americans in absentia of the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from a Milan street, in a landmark case involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition program in the war on terrorism. More»

Brawl breaks out in South Korean parliament
Associated Press - Tue Jul 21, 2009
SEOUL, South Korea - Hundreds of competing lawmakers screamed and wrestled in South Korea's parliament Wednesday as a rivalry over contentious media reform bills descended into a brawl that sent at least one to a hospital. More»

Photo: 13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death 13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death
Daily Mail, UK - Sun Jul 12, 2009
The death of Government scientist David Kelly returned to haunt Labour today as a group of doctors announced that they were mounting a legal challenge to overturn the finding of suicide. More»

Swine Flu: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Outbreak
Time - Sun Apr 26, 2009
Concern that the world could be on the brink of the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years escalated Sunday as France, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Spain reported potential new cases in which people had been infected with swine flu and Canada confirmed several new cases. More»

Mad cow disease suspected in Spanish doctor's death
CNN - Sat Mar 28, 2009
A Spanish pathologist who specialized in a human strain of mad cow disease died Saturday, and officials suspect the disease played a role in his death, officials said. More»

Photo: Volcano erupts near Tokyo raining ash down on city Volcano erupts near Tokyo raining ash down on city
Associated Press - Sun Feb 1, 2009
TOKYO - A volcano erupted near Tokyo early Monday, spewing a plume of smoke more than a mile high and raining ash down on parts of the city. More»

DHL to cut 9,500 jobs and close US service centers
Associated Press - Sun Nov 9, 2008
FRANKFURT, Germany - Deutsche Post AG will close all of its DHL Express service centers, cut 9,500 jobs in the United States and eliminate US-only domestic shipping by land and air, the company said Monday, citing heavy losses and fierce competition. More»

The GM genocide
Daily Mail - Sun Nov 2, 2008
Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops. More»

Leaders May Close World's Markets
Bloomberg - Fri Oct 10, 2008
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said political leaders are discussing the idea of closing the world's financial markets while they "rewrite the rules of international finance. More»

Mad cow disease kills mother and son
CNN - Wed Sep 24, 2008
MADRID, Spain - The mother of a Spanish man who died from the human form of mad cow disease has also died from the illness, Spain's Ministry of Health says. More»

Photo: Run on Hong Kong Bank Run on Hong Kong Bank
Telegraph, UK - Tue Sep 23, 2008
Panicked customers queued to withdraw their savings from branches of the Bank of East Asia in Hong Kong as rumours circulated that the bank was facing financial problems, agencies reported. More»

More Bank Trouble: "Financial Meltdown"
Associated Press - Sun Sep 14, 2008
NEW YORK - When Wall Street woke up Monday morning, two more of its storied firms had fallen. More»

Photo: David Kelly's closest female confidante on why he COULDN'T have killed himself David Kelly's closest female confidante on why he COULDN'T have killed himself
Daily Mail - Tue Sep 9, 2008
A female confidante of Dr David Kelly raised disturbing new questions last night over how the Ministry of Defense weapons inspector was able to kill himself. More»

Church of Scientology to be tried in France for fraud
AFP - Sun Sep 7, 2008
PARIS - The controversial Church of Scientology will be tried in a French court for "organised fraud" and seven of its members for illegally prescribing drugs, legal sources said Monday. More»

Germans probing whether Bayer pesticide caused honeybee colony collapse
Raleigh News & Observer - Wed Aug 27, 2008
Bayer CropScience officials are rejecting claims that some of the company's pesticides played a role in the disappearance of millions of US honeybees. More»

ExxonMobil profit hits record on oil surge
AFP - Wed Jul 30, 2008
NEW YORK - Surging oil prices helped US energy giant ExxonMobil to a 14 percent jump in quarterly net profit to 11:dot:68 billion dollars in results Thursday short of most forecasts on Wall Street. More»

Photo: South Korea Protests US Beef Imports South Korea Protests US Beef Imports
BBC - Sat May 31, 2008
South Korean police have clashed with demonstrators in the capital Seoul during protests over government plans to resume US beef imports. More»

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