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  • NSA Records Every Call Made in Unnamed Foreign Country

    18 March 2014 5:54 PM 14

    Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal the agency makes a record of every telephone call in a specific, unnamed foreign country, and keeps the recordings for up to a month The National Security Agency reportedly has a system in place that makes a record of “100 percent” of the telephone calls in an unnamed foreign country, and keeps

  • Report: Doku Umarov, 'Russia's Bin Laden,' Dead

    18 March 2014 3:59 PM 86

    The leader of the Caucasus insurgency Doku Umarov, also called "Russia's bin Laden," has been killed, according to a militant website closely linked to the insurgency. The death of Umarov, who has lead a violent campaign against the Russians throughout the Northern Caucasus for years and who most recently threatened the Sochi Olympics, was announced

  • Islamist website says North Caucasus rebel leader Umarov dead

    18 March 2014 3:50 PM 17

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A website sympathetic to Islamist militants fighting Russian rule in the North Caucasus said on Tuesday the insurgency’s leader, Doku Umarov, had been killed. The death of Russia’s most wanted man, who called for attacks on last month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, has been reported before by the Kremlin-backed leader of the Chechnya

  • Farsnews

    18 March 2014 1:36 PM 16

    In a statement Monday, the ministry highlighted that prisoners "are adamant to go on with struggle to obtain their rights by force", Ma'an reported. The statement added that many Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody were in real danger because of medical negligence. Furthermore, the Israeli Prison Service has resumed the policy of solitary confinement

  • Firearms expert tells of Pistorius' love of guns

    17 March 2014 2:14 PM 23

    Published: 3:12AM Tuesday March 18, 2014 Source: AP Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius said he drew his gun and went into "combat mode" after hearing the noise of a possible intruder at home, which turned out to be a laundry machine, a South African guns expert testified overnight at the athlete's murder trial. Sean Rens, manager

  • Asylum seekers speak of towbacks

    17 March 2014 1:21 PM 10

    Updated: 22:32, Monday March 17, 2014 People smugglers want to keep sending asylum seekers to Australia but a man who has made two failed attempts says the trauma of being forced into an orange lifeboat and returned to Indonesia is too much. Iranian Arash Sedigh and his wife Azi were aboard one of the asylum-seeker boats intercepted and stopped after

  • Billionaire Andew 'Twiggy' Forrest fights to end global slavery

    17 March 2014 10:54 AM 27

    The terrified screams of a traumatised sex-trafficked teenager, witnessed by an Australian billionaire, have led to a history-making alliance between three of the world's major religions to end slavery. At the Vatican on Monday, West Australian iron-ore magnate Andrew Forrest launched the Global Freedom Network – an organisation led by the Pope, the Archbishop

  • New Thai "red shirt" leader may escalate fight to save PM

    17 March 2014 8:16 AM 31

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - The new leader of Thailand's pro-government "red shirt" movement said on Monday that his supporters would take to the streets in support of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra if the elite or the courts dared try to oust her. The red shirts have kept to the sidelines during the past 4-1/2 months of political

  • Vic woman killed in ice-fueled violence

    17 March 2014 6:38 AM 14

    Kara Doyle was a happy young woman with the world at her feet when she was shot dead by her boyfriend in ice-fueled chaos. Mehmet Torun shot Ms Doyle, 24, in the groin with a sawn-off shotgun in their Melbourne loungeroom last April. The pair's relationship was volatile, fuelled by the drug ice, prosecutor Peter Rose SC told the Victorian Supreme Court

  • Families face worst nightmare of mid-air ordeal on MH370

    16 March 2014 10:08 PM 26

    But while the disclosures led to increased speculation of a terror plot or pilot suicide, for some they offered a glimmer of hope -- that flight MH370, carrying 239 passengers and crew, may somehow have landed safely and that their loved ones may still be alive. For relatives of Bob and Cathy Lawton, a missing Australian couple, the possibility of a terrifying