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Jailed Maldives ex-president allowed to travel to UK for surgery

Jailed Maldives ex-president allowed to travel to UK for surgery Sat, 16 Jan, 2016

The Maldives' opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed, who is serving a 13-year jail term following a controversial trial, has been given permission to travel to Britain for surgery, the government said Saturday.

The Case Against Re-Banning Torture Yet Again Wed, 17 Dec, 2014

Senator Ron Wyden has a petition up at MoveOn.org that reads "Right now, torture is banned because of President Obama's executive order. It's time for Congress to pass a law banning torture,
Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95 Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95.
Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president

Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

Former rebel leader Michel Djotodia was sworn in as president of the Central African Republic on Sunday, five months after seizing power in the violence-wracked country. 
Lavabit secure email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down

Lavabit secure email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Lavabit, the email service reportedly used by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, has shut down, apparently due to U.S. government pressure.
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Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day Saturday. Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada U.N. rights office says Saudi trial in Khashoggi case 'not sufficient' Global support lets Bangladesh PM withstand election worries Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

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Indonesia tsunami hits Sunda Strait after Krakatoa eruption

A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed cau ...

U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim meet in Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula wh ...

President Donald Trump meets with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Five days before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the unprecedented summit was "all ready to go," a ...

US President Trump Meets with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to make little headway on high-stakes trade and security disagreements Friday, ...

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Twinning Europe and Asia in Cyberspace

While our troposphere is dangerously polluted, one other space – that of intangible world, created by the interconnected technology– follo ...

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