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China sends dissidents on free holidays

Activists tell of ‘being travelled’ sent on lavish trips, chaperoned by police to keep them out of the government’s way As top Communist leaders gathered in Beijing the veteran Chinese … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

US supreme court hears challenge to campaign finance limits

If appeal against existing caps on aggregate donations is upheld, individuals could funnel $3.6m to a party or $800,000 to a candidate Dan Roberts

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscar Pistorius trial: doctor describes finding body of Reeva Steenkamp

Dr Johan Stipp says he raced to scene after hearing screams and found Pistorius weeping over body of his girlfriend Oscar Pistorius trial – day four as it happened Oscar … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Angry Birds and ‘leaky’ phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

NSA and GCHQ developing capabilities to piggyback on commercial data from apps including Angry Birds for their own purposes James Ball

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

SAC: federal grand jury indicts hedge fund for insider trading

Federal grand jury indictment alleges that SAC maintained elite group that has traded on insider information since 1999 A federal grand jury has indicted SAC Capital, the embattled hedge fund … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Egyptian army questions Mohamed Morsi over alleged Hamas terror links

News of overthrown president’s alleged help in 2011 attacks comes as showdown looms between Muslim Brotherhood and opponents The overthrown Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, is under investigation for aiding Hamas … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

NSA surveillance critics to testify before Congress

Democrat congressman Alan Grayson says hearing will help to stop ‘constant misleading information’ from intelligence chiefs Congress will hear testimony from critics of the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices for … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spain train crash: rail investigators recover ‘black boxes’

Train driver Francisco Jos Garz n, 52, arrested Black box data crucial in finding out why train was speeding Seventy-eight killed in crash near Santiago de Compostela The black boxes … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mali election: thousands of displaced people face exclusion from vote

Majority of Malians who fled war in the north fail to receive voters’ cards, leaving them without a voice in Sunday’s polls The vast majority of the half a million … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spain train crash: attention focuses on driver, Francisco José Garzón

News agency reports Garz n telling emergency services: ‘I hope there are no dead – they will be on my conscience. I want to die’ Several Spanish rail experts have … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment