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Putin advert targets Russia's 'virgin' voters - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Putin advert targets Russia's 'virgin' voters - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Google's new 'tailored' privacy policy: how to circumvent the rules | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Google's new 'tailored' privacy policy: how to circumvent the rules | Technology | guardian.co.uk: "You've already heard about the slightly-ominous new policies, so here are some antitodes for when they take effect (tomorrow!)"

Giant Jurassic fleas drank the blood of dinosaurs and pterosaurs | Science | The Guardian

Giant Jurassic fleas drank the blood of dinosaurs and pterosaurs | Science | The Guardian

Anonymous sends unhappy Valentine's Day greetings | World news | guardian.co.uk

Anonymous sends unhappy Valentine's Day greetings | World news | guardian.co.uk:

"Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain, sometimes called the February 14 Revolution, the group attacked Combined Systems, a tactical weapons company that has been accused of selling tear gas canisters and grenades to Arab governments."

Interpol website suffers 'Anonymous cyber-attack' | Technology | The Guardian

Interpol website suffers 'Anonymous cyber-attack' | Technology | The Guardian: "Website crashes briefly following Interpol's announcement of the arrest of 25 suspected members of the hacking group"

Hezbollah says attack on Iran would set Middle East ablaze | Reuters

Hezbollah says attack on Iran would set Middle East ablaze | Reuters: (Reuters) - "An Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program would set the Middle East ablaze, possibly drag in the United States and unleash a conflict beyond the Jewish state's control, the deputy head of Lebanon's pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement said."

North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium, IAEA inspections | Reuters

North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium, IAEA inspections | Reuters: (Reuters) - "North Korea agreed on Wednesday to stop nuclear tests, uranium enrichment and long-range missile launches, and to allow checks by nuclear inspectors, in an apparent policy shift that paves the way for resuming long-stalled disarmament talks."

Anonymous members arrested after Interpol investigation - The Washington Post

Anonymous members arrested after Interpol investigation - The Washington Post

Fukushima, a year on: 3,000 workers take on the twisted steel and radiation | Environment | The Guardian

Fukushima, a year on: 3,000 workers take on the twisted steel and radiation | Environment | The Guardian

Japan's nuclear disaster: a long half-life | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian

Japan's nuclear disaster: a long half-life | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian: "Life without neighbours, or Fukushima's traditional livestock and fishing industries, would be a shadow of its former self"

Syria: reports of ground invasion on Baba Amr - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

Syria: reports of ground invasion on Baba Amr - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk:
• Activists claim troops advancing on Homs neighbourhood
• Official says Baba Amr will "cleaned" within hours
• UN draft to demand humanitarian access to Homs
•Activists killed rescue of photographer Paul Conroy

GOP nomination 2012: primary results, state by state | World news | guardian.co.uk

GOP nomination 2012: primary results, state by state | World news | guardian.co.uk

Arguments preview fight on EPA greenhouse gas rules | Reuters

Arguments preview fight on EPA greenhouse gas rules | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Heavy industry groups and states argued in a federal court on Tuesday that U.S. environmental regulators had used faulty science in determining that greenhouse gas emissions endangered human health in the latest attempt to dismantle the Obama administration's rules on the emissions."

Why are republicans willing to pollute the planet, since they are poisoning themselves and their families in the process? Duh!

Exclusive: U.S. conducting criminal Libor probe | Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. conducting criminal Libor probe | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Justice Department is conducting a criminal probe into whether the world's biggest banks manipulated a global benchmark rate that is at the heart of a wide range of loans and derivatives, from trillions of dollars of mortgages and bonds to interest rate swaps, a person familiar with the matter said."

Exclusive: U.S. says North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium | Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. says North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium | Reuters

Goldman manager investigated for insider trading role: report | Reuters

Goldman manager investigated for insider trading role: report | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Federal authorities are investigating David Loeb, a managing director of Goldman Sachs Group Inc, as part of an insider trading probe focusing on technology stocks and the company's hedge fund clients, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people close to the matter."

Banks gorge on 530 billion euros of ECB funds | Reuters

Banks gorge on 530 billion euros of ECB funds | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Banks grabbed 530 billion euros at the European Central Bank's second offering of cheap three-year funds on Wednesday, fuelling expectations that credit will flow to businesses and borrowing costs will ease for governments hit by the euro zone crisis."

Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown | FRONTLINE | PBS

Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown | FRONTLINE | PBS

Lessons from Fukushima | Greenpeace International

Lessons from Fukushima | Greenpeace International

Fukushima nuclear crisis: A disaster deemed ‘inconceivable’ � The Berkeley Blog

Fukushima nuclear crisis: A disaster deemed ‘inconceivable’ The Berkeley Blog

Gay rights activists urge Tennessee to halt passage of 'don't say gay' bill | World news | guardian.co.uk

Gay rights activists urge Tennessee to halt passage of 'don't say gay' bill | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Controversial bill would limit discussion of gay relationships in schools and could encourage similar laws across America"

NYPD surveillance on American Muslims aided by White House cash | World news | guardian.co.uk

NYPD surveillance on American Muslims aided by White House cash | World news | guardian.co.uk: "The money was part of the little-known High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, intended to help police fight drug crimes"

Occupy London protesters accuse St Paul's of betrayal | UK news | The Guardian

Occupy London protesters accuse St Paul's of betrayal | UK news | The Guardian: "City of London police say St Paul's gave them permission to remove activists from cathedral steps during eviction"

Paul Conroy: Syrian activists killed during rescue | World news | The Guardian

Paul Conroy: Syrian activists killed during rescue | World news | The Guardian:
"• Volunteers die while getting photographer out to Lebanon
• Three other journalists remain trapped in Homs
• UN human rights chief calls for immediate ceasefire"

Home prices tumble in December: S&P | Reuters

Home prices tumble in December: S&P | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Single-family home prices ended 2011 on a downbeat note as a drop in December prices sent the seasonally-adjusted index to its lowest level since 2003, according to a closely watched survey on Tuesday."

Special Report: A prescription for corruption | Reuters

Special Report: A prescription for corruption | Reuters:

"...Officials at drugs companies AstraZeneca Plc, Sanofi SA and Actavis confirmed they were served in July and August 2011 with criminal indictments related to allegedly improper payments to physicians including Borojevic at his state-run institute, and said they had filed certain procedural objections. Icelandic pharmaceutical company Actavis gave the most expansive statement: "The allegations include bribery of state officials in order to obtain preferential status when it comes to the sale of oncology products in Serbia," said the company, which moved its headquarters to Zug, Switzerland in 2011.
All declined further comment on the proceedings. Also charged with alleged bribery in the case were representatives of Roche, Merck KGaA and PharmaSwiss - a unit of Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc - all of whom declined to comment..."
"... Over the past year eight of the world's top 10 drugmakers - Pfizer Inc, Novartis AG, Merck & Co Inc, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly & Co - have all warned that they may face liabilities related to charges of corruption in numerous overseas markets..."

Stock futures hold losses after home price data | Reuters

Stock futures hold losses after home price data | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Stock index futures held slight losses after S&P/Case-Shiller data showed home prices fell in December."

Exclusive: Microsoft, others in Google complaint to EU | Reuters

Exclusive: Microsoft, others in Google complaint to EU | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Microsoft and several other firms have complained to EU antitrust regulators about Google's social networking tool, two people familiar with the matter said, in a move that may prompt the EU to broaden its ongoing investigation into Google."

Durable goods sink most in 3 years in January | Reuters

Durable goods sink most in 3 years in January | Reuters: (Reuters) - "New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in January by the most in three years as demand slumped across the board, suggesting the economy started the year on weaker footing than expected."

Republicans could pay a heavy price for wooing the tough guy of immigration | World news | guardian.co.uk

Republicans could pay a heavy price for wooing the tough guy of immigration | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Candidates rushing to embrace Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants should remember that the Latino vote is growing fast"

Des islamistes contre Poutine : un attentat jugé opportun - LeMonde.fr

Des islamistes contre Poutine : un attentat jugé opportun - LeMonde.fr

White House Uses Espionage Act to Pursue Leak Cases - NYTimes.com

White House Uses Espionage Act to Pursue Leak Cases - NYTimes.com: "Fair point. The Obama administration, which promised during its transition to power that it would enhance “whistle-blower laws to protect federal workers,” has been more prone than any administration in history in trying to silence and prosecute federal workers."

The itinerant US left has found its home in the Occupy movement | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian

The itinerant US left has found its home in the Occupy movement | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian:"Far from alienating middle America, the progressive movement has captured the public and political imagination"

Incarceration in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Incarceration in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFile:U.S. incarceration rates 1925 onwards.pngFile:U.S. adult correctional population timeline.gif

Blue = men; Green females; red incarcerated.
The stats source is the World Prison Population List. 8th edition. Prisoners per 100,000 population.[6][25][26

Death of Hunger-Striking California Prisoner Sparks New Outrage over Inmates’ Suffering

Death of Hunger-Striking California Prisoner Sparks New Outrage over Inmates’ Suffering

Violence in wake of Koran incident fuels U.S. doubts about Afghan partners - The Washington Post

Violence in wake of Koran incident fuels U.S. doubts about Afghan partners - The Washington Post

The Global Intelligence Files - List of Releases

The Global Intelligence Files - List of Releases

WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack | Media | guardian.co.uk

WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack | Media | guardian.co.uk

Eurozone crisis live: German parliament votes on Greek package | Business | guardian.co.uk

Eurozone crisis live: German parliament votes on Greek package | Business | guardian.co.uk

WikiLeaks publishes security think tank emails | Reuters

WikiLeaks publishes security think tank emails | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks began publishing on Monday more than five million emails from a U.S.-based global security analysis company that has been likened to a shadow CIA."

Stratfor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stratfor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Strategic Forecasting, Inc., more commonly known as STRATFOR, is a global intelligence company founded in 1996 in Austin, Texas byGeorge Friedman who is the founder, chief intelligence officer, and CEO of the company. Fred Burton is STRATFOR's Vice President for Counterterrorism and Corporate Security."

U.S. cites heightened threat; 9 killed in Afghan airport bomb | Reuters

U.S. cites heightened threat; 9 killed in Afghan airport bomb | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A suicide car bomber killed nine people in an attack on a military airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, the latest bloodshed since copies of the Koran were burned at a NATO base last week."


Lofty oil new headache for debt-ridden Europe | Reuters

Lofty oil new headache for debt-ridden Europe | Reuters: LONDON (Reuters)- "No sooner are Europe's debt anxieties easing a touch than a sharp rise in oil prices threatens to impede the economy's tentative recovery from the euro's near-death experience with Greece."




Taliban militants say they shot down U.S. drone | Reuters

Taliban militants say they shot down U.S. drone | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A U.S. drone crashed on Saturday in North Waziristan, not far from the Afghan border, Pakistan intelligence officials said, while Taliban militants said they had shot it down."

Seven U.S. soldiers wounded after Afghan NATO base attacked | Reuters

Seven U.S. soldiers wounded after Afghan NATO base attacked | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Seven U.S. military trainers were wounded on Sunday when a grenade was thrown at their base in northern Afghanistan, police said, as anti-Western fury deepened over the burning of the Koran at a NATO base."

Virginia's vagina-violating ultrasound law | Lizz Winstead | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Virginia's vagina-violating ultrasound law | Lizz Winstead | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Governor McDonnell frets that his ultrasound law violates the US constitution. Let me tell you, Bob, it violates a lot more than that"

Iran warns Israel not to attack its nuclear facilities | World news | guardian.co.uk

Iran warns Israel not to attack its nuclear facilities | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Iranian general says attack would lead to collapse of Israel amid rising international tension over uranium enrichment"

Anti-Putin protesters form human chain in Moscow | Reuters

Anti-Putin protesters form human chain in Moscow | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Thousands of Russians joined hands to form a human chain around Moscow city centre on Sunday in protest against Vladimir Putin's likely return as president in an election next week."

BRICS to look at bid for top World Bank job | Reuters

BRICS to look at bid for top World Bank job | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The world's major emerging economies on Saturday rejected the tradition that an American automatically is selected to head the World Bank and they will look at putting forward their own candidate for the open job."

Photos make slow way home in tsunami-hit Japan | Reuters

Photos make slow way home in tsunami-hit Japan | Reuters: (Reuters) - "In a large, bright room not far from the ocean that raged through this coastal Japanese city nearly a year ago, a handful of people with magnifying glasses pore over boxes of photographs of friends or loved ones."

Seven Americans wounded in attack on NATO base in Afghanistan | Reuters

Seven Americans wounded in attack on NATO base in Afghanistan | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Seven U.S. military trainers were wounded on Sunday when protesters in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan threw a grenade at their base, provincial police chief Samihullah Qatra told reporters."

Saudi Arabia backs arming Syrian opposition | World news | The Guardian

Saudi Arabia backs arming Syrian opposition | World news | The Guardian: "Foreign minister tells conference on Syria that supplying weapons to rebels fighting Assad regime is 'an excellent idea' as Obama vows to use 'every tool available' to stop the slaughter"

Monsanto close to 'Agent Orange' settlement with US victims | World news | guardian.co.uk

Monsanto close to 'Agent Orange' settlement with US victims | World news | guardian.co.uk
"Long-running suit claims residents of Nitro, West Virginia were exposed to the carcinogenic Vietnam-era chemical weapon"

Jeb Bush eyed as latest 'white knight' candidate in GOP presidential race | World news | guardian.co.uk

Jeb Bush eyed as latest 'white knight' candidate in GOP presidential race | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Former Florida governor was critical of current field in a speech this week, prompting rumours he could be a surprise contender"

This is a sure sign that democracy does not exist in the US; in fact we would call this a dynasty: Papa Bush, and Bush junior 1 and Bush junior 2 for a total, of possibly, 20 years of power!

Dog, Cat, and Rat - YouTube

Dog, Cat, and Rat - YouTube:

EU predicts mild recession in eurozone this year but notes signs of stabilization - The Washington Post

EU predicts mild recession in eurozone this year but notes signs of stabilization - The Washington Post

Profiting in Afghanistan- The Washington Post

Profiting in Afghanistan - The Washington Post

Report: Debt will swell under top GOP hopefuls’ tax plans - The Washington Post

Report: Debt will swell under top GOP hopefuls’ tax plans - The Washington Post

Nitty-gritty knocked Va. abortion bill off the fast track- The Washington Post

- The Washington Post

Family of three dies from apparent starvation in Japan | World news | guardian.co.uk

Family of three dies from apparent starvation in Japan | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Discovery raises questions over the official response to rising poverty levels among the elderly and the unemployed in Japan"

NYPD intelligence chief wanted sources in every mosque within 250 miles | World news | guardian.co.uk

NYPD intelligence chief wanted sources in every mosque within 250 miles | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Latest disclosures reveal ambitions of ex-CIA man David Cohen as criticism grows of NYPD's monitoring of Muslim communities"

Bradley Manning defers plea after being formally charged with aiding the enemy | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bradley Manning defers plea after being formally charged with aiding the enemy | World news | guardian.co.uk: "No date set for WikiLeaks suspect's trial but Manning's lawyer says he would object to any delay in the trial beyond June"

Ron Paul quietly amassing an army of delegates while GOP frontrunners spar | World news | guardian.co.uk

Ron Paul quietly amassing an army of delegates while GOP frontrunners spar | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Paul's tightly-organised campaign is racking up delegates even in states where he did poorly in the popular vote. It's all part of a complex system that could make Paul the election kingmaker"

Insight: Japan's nuclear crisis goes much further than Fukushima | Reuters

Insight: Japan's nuclear crisis goes much further than Fukushima | Reuters: (Reuters) - "On a hillside in northern Japan, wind turbines slice through the cold air, mocking efforts at a nearby industrial complex to shore up the future of the demoralized nuclear power industry."

Twelve killed in protests across Afghanistan | Reuters

Twelve killed in protests across Afghanistan | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Twelve people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day yet in protests that have raged across Afghanistan over the desecration of copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO military base with riot police and soldiers on high alert braced for more violence."

Super Pacs Explained | World news | guardian.co.uk

Super Pacs Explained | World news | guardian.co.uk

UN accuses Syria of crimes against humanity - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

UN accuses Syria of crimes against humanity - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk:
"• UN traces crimes against humanity to high level orders
• Friends of Syria to issue ceasefire deadline
• Protests in Homs in tribute to Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik"

Analysis: Can U.S. economy withstand gasoline price curse? | Reuters

Analysis: Can U.S. economy withstand gasoline price curse? | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Could history repeat itself? That is a question uppermost in the minds of many Americans as they warily watch gasoline prices at the pump rise week after week."

Who is over looking the prices?

Afghan soldier kills two NATO troops at protests | Reuters

Afghan soldier kills two NATO troops at protests | Reuters: (Reuters) - "An Afghan soldier joined protests on Thursday against the burning of copies of the Koran at a NATO base and shot dead two foreign troops, Western military sources said, as the Taliban urged security forces to turn their guns on foreigners."

Bring our troops home.

Singer Cassandra Wilson cancels Israel show: "I identify with the cultural boycott of Israel" | The Electronic Intifada

Singer Cassandra Wilson cancels Israel show: "I identify with the cultural boycott of Israel" | The Electronic Intifada

Israel To Demolish Palestinian Solar Energy Program | Common Dreams

Israel To Demolish Palestinian Solar Energy Program | Common Dreams

Afghanistan Qur'an burning protests leave seven people dead | World news | The Guardian

Afghanistan Qur'an burning protests leave seven people dead | World news | The Guardian: "Violence spreads across Afghanistan in second day of protests against burning of holy book by foreign troops at Bagram airbase"

JPMorgan, Citi, BofA sued for $949 million by Sealink | Reuters

JPMorgan, Citi, BofA sued for $949 million by Sealink | Reuters: (Reuters) - "JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp. and more than a half dozen other major banks are being hit with a new lawsuit over $949 million in residential mortgage-backed securities."

Preemptive war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Preemptive war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fukushima: Return to the disaster zone - Asia - World - The Independent

Fukushima: Return to the disaster zone - Asia - World - The Independent: "A year since the Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed, the fight to prevent disaster goes on. In an exclusive dispatch from the reactors, David McNeill becomes the first European journalist to revisit Japan's ground zero"

Iran raises tension by threatening pre-emptive action | World news | The Guardian

Iran raises tension by threatening pre-emptive action | World news | The Guardian: "Deputy chief of Iranian armed forces says regime 'will act without waiting for enemies' actions' if national interests are put at risk"

Once Bush had carte blanche to pre-emptively bomb Iraq other leaders were sure to follow. Preventive War will only escalate hatred which will only bring riches to weapon makers such as Lockheed, Haliburton and GE ... Also see the Bush Doctrine in the next post.

Bush Doctrine, From Wikipedia


The Bush Doctrine is a phrase used to describe various related foreign policy principles of former United States president George W. Bush. The phrase was first used by Charles Krauthammer in June 2001[1] to describe the Bush Administration's unilateral withdrawals from the ABM treaty and the Kyoto Protocol. The phrase initially described the policy that the United States had the right to secure itself against countries that harbor or give aid to terrorist groups, which was used to justify the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.[2]
Different pundits would attribute different meanings to "the Bush Doctrine", as it came to describe other elements, including the controversial policy of preventive war, which held that the United States should depose foreign regimes that represented a potential or perceived threat to the security of the United States, even if that threat was not immediate; a policy of spreading democracy around the world, especially in theMiddle East, as a strategy for combating terrorism; and a willingness to unilaterally pursue U.S. military interests.[3][4][5] Some of these policies were codified in a National Security Council text entitled the National Security Strategy of the United States published on September 20, 2002.[6]
The phrase "Bush Doctrine" was rarely used by members of the Bush administration. The expression was used at least once, though by Vice President Dick Cheney, in a June 2003 speech in which he said, "If there is anyone in the world today who doubts the seriousness of the Bush Doctrine, I would urge that person to consider the fate of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and of Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq."[7] Source: Wikipedia

Syrian troops fire on Damascus protesters | World news | The Guardian

Syrian troops fire on Damascus protesters | World news | The Guardian: "Syrian forces open fire with live ammunition on demonstrators in Damascus as unrest spreads in the capital"

US and Nato apologise for Afghan Qur'an burning | World news | The Guardian

US and Nato apologise for Afghan Qur'an burning | World news | The Guardian: "Officials issue speedy apology to protesters over 'error' that caused incineration of religious books at Bagram military airbase"

Eurozone reaches deal on second Greece bailout after all-night talks | Business | guardian.co.uk

Eurozone reaches deal on second Greece bailout after all-night talks | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Eurozone finance ministers approve rescue package deal worth €130bn after 14 hours of negotiations in Brussels, but Greece's communist party vows to fight the plan"

Silicon Valley: The rise of the adolescent CEOs | Reuters

Silicon Valley: The rise of the adolescent CEOs | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Josh Buckley, chief executive of an online gaming start-up, is looking forward to next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, particularly for the parties and the accompanying schmoozing with industry A-listers."

Foreclosure abuse rampant across U.S., experts say | Reuters

Foreclosure abuse rampant across U.S., experts say | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A report this week showing rampant foreclosure abuse in San Francisco reflects similar levels of lender fraud and faulty documentation across the United States, say experts and officials who have done studies in other parts of the country."

Iran says would act against enemies if endangered | Reuters

Iran says would act against enemies if endangered | Reuters: (Reuters) -" Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were endangered, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's armed forces was quoted by a semi-official news agency as saying on Tuesday."

- "If Israelis can defend their country from attacks than so can Iranians. Why is it that in the 21st century we are still violating countries' sovereignty and murdering masses of civilians to impose the 1%'s vision of what the world should be? Enough is enough, peoples are peoples and thus all have natural rights as human beings, and we must demand that our governments no longer violate these rights." vcc

Syria sends tanks towards Homs despite Red Cross ceasefire talks | World news | The Guardian

Syria sends tanks towards Homs despite Red Cross ceasefire talks | World news | The Guardian: "Fears that Assad regime is preparing ground assault on rebel stronghold ahead of referendum"

Warning: Banking May Be Hazardous to Your Health - WSJ.com

Warning: Banking May Be Hazardous to Your Health - WSJ.com

Facebook rehab - Features - Al Jazeera English

Facebook rehab - Features - Al Jazeera English: "Obsessive use of the internet is changing the way people communicate and interact - even the way our brains function."

Campaign against birth control is religious fanaticism - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Campaign against birth control is religious fanaticism - Opinion - Al Jazeera English: "Catholic and Evangelical leaders are fighting for "religious freedom" and US citizens of all faiths are paying for it."

Does AIPAC want war? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Does AIPAC want war? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
"If a bill pushed by Lieberman passes, it could give the US "political authorisation for military force" against Iran."

US and UK urge Israel not to attack Iran - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

US and UK urge Israel not to attack Iran - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Egypt fails to set presidential poll date - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Egypt fails to set presidential poll date - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Returning military members allege job discrimination — by federal government - The Washington Post

Returning military members allege job discrimination — by federal government - The Washington Post

�200,000 test-tube burger marks milestone in future meat-eating | Environment | The Guardian

�200,000 test-tube burger marks milestone in future meat-eating | Environment | The Guardian: "Project funded by anonymous individual aims to cut number of cattle farmed for food and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

• Could lab-grown meat solve food crisis?
•Artificial meat could slice emissions, say scientists"

Canada threatens trade war with EU over tar sands | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Canada threatens trade war with EU over tar sands | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "The row over the EU's plan to label tar sands oil as highly polluting escalates as Canada says it 'will not hesitate to defend its interests'"

It is very polluting and we all should stop the pipeline from being built. Has oil not done enough damage?

Oil hits 8-month high on Iran, China moves | Reuters

Oil hits 8-month high on Iran, China moves | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Brent crude rose on Monday, briefly hitting an eight-month high above $121 a barrel, as Iran halted exports to British and French companies ahead of a European Union embargo."

Drones With an Eye on the Public Cleared to Fly - NYTimes.com

Drones With an Eye on the Public Cleared to Fly - NYTimes.com

Q A - The Complex Interplay of Social Media and Privacy - NYTimes.com

Q A - The Complex Interplay of Social Media and Privacy - NYTimes.com

Data Collection Arms Race Feeds Privacy Fears - NYTimes.com

Data Collection Arms Race Feeds Privacy Fears - NYTimes.com

For Space Mess, Scientists Seek Celestial Broom - NYTimes.com

For Space Mess, Scientists Seek Celestial Broom - NYTimes.com

My jealous Valentine: How the Internet may be turning you into a stalker - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post

My jealous Valentine: How the Internet may be turning you into a stalker - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post

Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike poses challenge for Israel - The Washington Post

Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike poses challenge for Israel - The Washington Post

Latvians reject Russian as national language - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Latvians reject Russian as national language - Europe - Al Jazeera English

David LaChapelle: 'Like the flower we will wilt and die' - audio slideshow | Art and design | The Observer

David LaChapelle: 'Like the flower we will wilt and die' - audio slideshow | Art and design | The Observer

Briton jailed for extensive Facebook hack | Reuters

Briton jailed for extensive Facebook hack | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A British student, who hacked into Facebook's internal network risking "disastrous" consequences for the website, was jailed for eight months on Friday in what prosecutors described as the most serious case of its kind they had seen."

The pressing question is why are people on Facebook?

Why east Europeans chose internet piracy | Reuters

Why east Europeans chose internet piracy | Reuters: (Reuters) -" Vitezslav, a 31-year-old Czech, is one of many people in the European Union's emerging east whose opposition to a new anti-pirating pact culminated this month in huge protests across the bloc that may now torpedo the treaty."

Iran stops oil sales to British, French companies | Reuters

Iran stops oil sales to British, French companies | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, the oil ministry said on Sunday."

Hot Spike at Fukushima Nuclear Reactor : Discovery News

Hot Spike at Fukushima Nuclear Reactor : Discovery News

Fukushima Faces Future Quakes : Discovery News

Fukushima Faces Future Quakes : Discovery News

U.S. nuclear plants similar to Fukushima spark concerns - CNN.com

U.S. nuclear plants similar to Fukushima spark concerns - CNN.com

Graduate degrees: Are they worth it? - The Washington Post

Graduate degrees: Are they worth it? - The Washington Post

Two justices suggest Citizens United ruling should be reconsidered in Montana case - The Washington Post

Two justices suggest Citizens United ruling should be reconsidered in Montana case - The Washington Post

"Two Supreme Court justices suggested Friday that the court reconsider its controversial 2010 decision that allowed unlimited corporate and union spending in elections."

Birdy author's memoirs tell of his involvement in a war crime | Books | The Observer

Birdy author's memoirs tell of his involvement in a war crime | Books | The Observer: "William Wharton's autobiography describes how his US army unit killed German prisoners in the second world war"

Google admits tracking Safari users | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Google admits tracking Safari users | Technology | guardian.co.uk: "Internet giant says it circumvented security settings in browser to track users on desktops and iPhones"

US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making military action likely | World news | The Guardian

US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making military action likely | World news | The Guardian:
"• Growing view that strike, by Israel or US, will happen
• 'Sweet spot' for Israeli action identified as September- October
• White House remains determined to give sanctions time"

Hackers target Putin's vote-monitoring system | Reuters

Hackers target Putin's vote-monitoring system | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Hackers have tried to crash a vast network of web cameras which Vladimir Putin has ordered to allay fears of vote-rigging in the March presidential election, a deputy minister said on Friday."

Syrian forces fire on anti-Assad crowd in capital | Reuters

Syrian forces fire on anti-Assad crowd in capital | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Syrian security forces fired on a huge protest against President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Saturday, soon after a Chinese envoy had appealed for a halt to 11 months of violence, opposition activists said."

'Losing' the world: American decline in perspective, part 1 | Noam Chomsky | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

'Losing' the world: American decline in perspective, part 1 | Noam Chomsky | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "US foreign policy 'experts' only ever provide an echo chamber for American imperial power. A longer, broader view is necessary"

The imperial way: American decline in perspective, part 2 | Noam Chomsky | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The imperial way: American decline in perspective, part 2 | Noam Chomsky | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The US's presumed right to impose its will on the world, by force if necessary, has not changed. But its capacity to do so has"

John Timoney: the notorious police chief sent to reform forces in Bahrain | World news | guardian.co.uk

John Timoney: the notorious police chief sent to reform forces in Bahrain | World news | guardian.co.uk: "The man who gained a reputation for cracking down on protests as police chief in Miami and Philadelphia is now bringing his controversial talents to Bahrain –for better or worse"

Rice-sweetened baby formula may contain arsenic: U.S study | Reuters

Rice-sweetened baby formula may contain arsenic: U.S study | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A sampling of products sweetened with organic brown rice syrup, including cereal bars and baby formulas, found levels of arsenic that exceeded U.S. standards for bottled water, U.S. researchers said on Thursday."

U.S.-Taliban talks only exploratory: Afghan envoy | Reuters

U.S.-Taliban talks only exploratory: Afghan envoy | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Afghan Taliban and the United States have made only "exploratory" contacts for possible reconciliation which do not involve the Kabul government, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said on Thursday."

Support grows for Palestinian hunger striker - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Support grows for Palestinian hunger striker - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "Khader Adnan's "life is in danger" after more than 50 days without food in protest against his detention without charge."

Consumer mood worsens in early February on income worries | Reuters

Consumer mood worsens in early February on income worries | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Americans turned less optimistic about the economy in early February on worries about falling income even as their outlook on the jobs market rose to a record high, a survey released on Friday showed."

Rise in temperature in Reactor 2 of Fukushima DaiichiNHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English

Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas to form unity government | World news | The Guardian

Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas to form unity government | World news | The Guardian: "Mahmoud Abbas to lead government in West Bank and Gaza, following reconciliation talks between rival groups"

Obama: US and Israel 'in lockstep' to stop Iran becoming nuclear power | World news | The Guardian

Obama: US and Israel 'in lockstep' to stop Iran becoming nuclear power | World news | The Guardian: "US president doubts Israel has yet decided on whether to strike, but America keeps all options open"

Obama will seal his reelections by starting another war. History repeats itself.

U.S. closes embassy in Damascus due to Syria violence | Reuters

U.S. closes embassy in Damascus due to Syria violence | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The United States announced on Monday it was closing its embassy in Syria due to the worsening security situation, further isolating Damascus over its bloody crackdown on anti-government protests."

U.S. targets food stamp fraud as election looms | Reuters

U.S. targets food stamp fraud as election looms | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Stung by election-year criticism of a program used by one in seven Americans, administrators of U.S. food stamp benefits are intensifying efforts to combat fraud and protect the $75.3 billion plan from the budget axe."

Russians in thousands give Putin the cold shoulder - The Washington Post

Russians in thousands give Putin the cold shoulder - The Washington Post

Excessive radioactive cesium levels found at 38 Fukushima rice farms - The Mainichi Daily News

Excessive radioactive cesium levels found at 38 Fukushima rice farms - The Mainichi Daily News

Bird life badly hit by nuclear fallout in Japan - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 03, 2012

Bird life badly hit by nuclear fallout in Japan - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 03, 2012

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for January 31st – February 2nd, 2012 | Greenpeace International

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for January 31st – February 2nd, 2012 | Greenpeace International

More radioactive water leaks found at Fukushima nuclear plant ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

More radioactive water leaks found at Fukushima nuclear plant ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

Bradley Manning: US general orders court martial for WikiLeaks suspect | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bradley Manning: US general orders court martial for WikiLeaks suspect | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Soldier charged with biggest leak of classified information in US history to face 22 counts, including aiding the enemy"

Scientists call for curbs on own research on deadly bird flu virus | World news | guardian.co.uk

Scientists call for curbs on own research on deadly bird flu virus | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Virus experts in the US say outbreak of genetically engineered bird flu could be worst influenza pandemic in history"

Unlikely animal friendships - in pictures | Life and style | guardian.co.uk

Unlikely animal friendships - in pictures | Life and style | guardian.co.uk

Susan G Komen in U-turn over Planned Parenthood funding cut | World news | guardian.co.uk

Susan G Komen in U-turn over Planned Parenthood funding cut | World news | guardian.co.uk:" Nancy Brinker, cancer charity's CEO, apologises for 'recent decisions' and says Komen will honour existing grants"

Afghan civilian death toll reaches record high | World news | guardian.co.uk

Afghan civilian death toll reaches record high | World news | guardian.co.uk

Gay marriage bill passes Washington state Senate | World news | guardian.co.uk

Gay marriage bill passes Washington state Senate | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Bill, which includes provision for out of state residents to be married in Washington, expected to pass in House next week"

Kansas prepares for clash of wills over future of its unauthorised immigrants | World news | guardian.co.uk

Kansas prepares for clash of wills over future of its unauthorised immigrants | World news | guardian.co.uk
"Coalition of top businesses launch new legislation that would help undocumented Hispanics gain federal work permission"

US 'no-fly' list of suspected terrorists doubles in 12 months | World news | The Guardian

US 'no-fly' list of suspected terrorists doubles in 12 months | World news | The Guardian: "Classified log of individuals banned from flying into or within America as they are considered a threat stands at 21,000"

Exclusive: Hacked companies still not telling investors | Reuters

Exclusive: Hacked companies still not telling investors | Reuters: (Reuters) - "At least a half-dozen major U.S. companies whose computers have been infiltrated by cyber criminals or international spies have not admitted to the incidents despite new guidance from securities regulators urging such disclosures."

China's Wen: May consider bigger role in EU rescue | Reuters

China's Wen: May consider bigger role in EU rescue | Reuters: (Reuters) -" China is considering increasing its participation in the rescue funds aimed at resolving the European debt crisis, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told journalists on Thursday."

Exclusive: U.S. and allies exploring prospects for Assad exile | Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. and allies exploring prospects for Assad exile | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The United States, European governments and Arab states have begun discussing the possibility of exile for Bashar al-Assad despite skepticism the defiant Syrian president is ready to consider such an offer, Western officials said on Wednesday."

CRASH – Un satellite allemand �deux doigts de tomber sur P�kin | Big Browser

CRASH – Un satellite allemand �deux doigts de tomber sur P�kin | Big Browser

Why are so many Americans in prison? - Inside Story Americas - Al Jazeera English

Why are so many Americans in prison? - Inside Story Americas - Al Jazeera English: "The US has the highest prison population in the world - some of whom have been subjected to lengthy sentences for relatively minor crimes. And that population has surged over the past three decades."

American Airlines plans to cut 13,000 jobs to cut costs while under bankruptcy protection - The Washington Post

American Airlines plans to cut 13,000 jobs to cut costs while under bankruptcy protection - The Washington Post

ACLU sues to force release of drone attack records - The Washington Post

ACLU sues to force release of drone attack records - The Washington Post: "The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal court Wednesday to force the Obama administration to release legal and intelligence records related to the killing of three U.S. citizens in drone attacks in Yemen last year."

Nasa's global temperatures in 2011 –�big picture | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Nasa's global temperatures in 2011 –�big picture | Environment | guardian.co.uk