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Afghanistan government accuses US special forces of civilian death and torture | World news | guardian.co.uk

Afghanistan government accuses US special forces of civilian death and torture | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Hamid Karzai orders US elite force to leave Maidan Wardak province after local reports of disappearance of nine people"

The Norwegian prison where inmates are treated like people | Society | The Guardian

The Norwegian prison where inmates are treated like people | Society | The Guardian: "On Bastoy prison island in Norway, the prisoners, some of whom are murderers and rapists, live in conditions that critics brand 'cushy' and 'luxurious'. Yet it has by far the lowest reoffending rate in Europe"

Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns amid claims of inappropriate behaviour | World news | guardian.co.uk

Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns amid claims of inappropriate behaviour | World news | guardian.co.uk

Hunger strikes, clashes after Palestinian prisoner dies | The Nation

Hunger strikes, clashes after Palestinian prisoner dies | The Nation

High school graduation rate up sharply, but red flags abound | Reuters

High school graduation rate up sharply, but red flags abound | Reuters: (Reuters) -" For the first time in decades, the United States is making steady gains in the number of high school students earning diplomas, putting it on pace to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020, according to a new analysis released Monday."

Losing Humanity | Human Rights Watch

Losing Humanity | Human Rights Watch

Killer robots must be stopped, say campaigners | Technology | The Observer

Killer robots must be stopped, say campaigners | Technology | The Observer: "'Autonomous weapons', which could be ready within a decade, pose grave risk to international law, claim activists"

Napster: the day the music was set free | Music | The Observer

Napster: the day the music was set free | Music | The Observer: "The digital music revolution started with Napster – the file-sharing service dreamt up by two teenagers in 1999. As a new film tells Napster's story, Tom Lamont recalls the incredible sense of liberation he felt as a young music fan, one of millions happily plundering the world's record collections…"

Protests mark WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning's 1,000th day in jail | World news | guardian.co.uk

Protests mark WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning's 1,000th day in jail | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Rallies and events staged around world ahead of former intelligence analyst's return to military court next week"

Loss of triple-A credit rating 'largely symbolic', says Vince Cable | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Loss of triple-A credit rating 'largely symbolic', says Vince Cable | Politics | guardian.co.uk: "Business secretary attempts to shrug off Moody's decision to downgrade UK, while former chancellors back George Osborne"

Taken Banksy is removed from sale in US | Video | Reuters.com

Taken Banksy is removed from sale in US | Video | Reuters.com

Bluefin Tuna From The Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Still Have Traces Of Radiation - Forbes

Bluefin Tuna From The Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Still Have Traces Of Radiation - Forbes

Asteroid DA14 Unveiled in New NASA Video – News Watch

Asteroid DA14 Unveiled in New NASA Video – News Watch

Warren Hill facing legal uncertainty despite stay of execution | World news | guardian.co.uk

Warren Hill facing legal uncertainty despite stay of execution | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Courts imposed temporary delay 30 minutes before Georgia was scheduled to put Hill, who is intellectually disabled, to death"

AJC: Rising Anti-Semitism Challenges France | Reuters

AJC: Rising Anti-Semitism Challenges France | Reuters

Poland to drop charges in CIA secret prison investigation – report — RT News

Poland to drop charges in CIA secret prison investigation – report — RT News

US drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply last year, UN reports | World news | guardian.co.uk

US drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply last year, UN reports | World news | guardian.co.uk: "UN mission in Afghanistan says 506 weapons were released by drones in 2012, compared with 294 the previous year"

Media campaign against windfarms funded by anonymous conservatives | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Media campaign against windfarms funded by anonymous conservatives | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Media campaign against windfarms funded by anonymous conservatives"

Hundreds hurt in Russia after meteorite falls to Earth | Science | The Guardian

Hundreds hurt in Russia after meteorite falls to Earth | Science | The Guardian: "Ultranationalist politician suggests 10-tonne meteorite was in fact a new American weapon"

SEC asks court to freeze accounts in Heinz insider trading inquiry | Business | guardian.co.uk

SEC asks court to freeze accounts in Heinz insider trading inquiry | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Regulators chasing 'highly suspicious options trading activity' that may have earned traders $1.7m over Buffett's Heinz deal"

Revisiting Fukushima's Ghost Towns: Taking Back a Nuclear No-Man's Land - Bloomberg

Revisiting Fukushima's Ghost Towns: Taking Back a Nuclear No-Man's Land - Bloomberg

Meteorite hits Russian Urals: Fireball explosion wreaks havoc, up to 1,200 injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO) — RT

Meteorite hits Russian Urals: Fireball explosion wreaks havoc, up to 1,200 injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO) — RT

World Press Photo 2013 prizewinners – in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

World Press Photo 2013 prizewinners – in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

Blast it or paint it: Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013 — RT

Blast it or paint it: Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013 — RT

Meteor explodes over Russian Urals, injuring 950 – live updates | Science | guardian.co.uk

Meteor explodes over Russian Urals, injuring 950 – live updates | Science | guardian.co.uk

Meteorite explodes over Russia: key questions answered | Science | guardian.co.uk

Meteorite explodes over Russia: key questions answered | Science | guardian.co.uk: "Hundreds of people in Chelyabinsk have been injured after a huge meteorite flared in the sky above the city, but what is it?"

Obama, the US and the Muslim world: the animosity deepens | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Obama, the US and the Muslim world: the animosity deepens | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Obama: Americans deserve to know more about drone war | Reuters

Obama: Americans deserve to know more about drone war | Reuters: (Reuters) - "President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to be more forthcoming with the American public on his administration's campaign of lethal drone strikes amid criticism over the targeting of suspected U.S. terrorism suspects abroad."

Meteorite hits central Russia, more than 500 people hurt | Reuters

Meteorite hits central Russia, more than 500 people hurt | Reuters: (Reuters) - "More than 500 people were injured when a meteorite shot across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, sending fireballs crashing to Earth, shattering windows and damaging buildings."

Jailed Palestinian hunger striker faces death - Features - Al Jazeera English

Jailed Palestinian hunger striker faces death - Features - Al Jazeera English

Daryl Hannah leads celebrity Keystone XL protest at White House gates | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Daryl Hannah leads celebrity Keystone XL protest at White House gates | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Fifty people detained by police after handcuffing themselves to gates to demand that Obama shuts down pipeline project"

Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science"

How crazy is this? and how anonymous can billionaires be? (my comment)

BlackBerry shares slip after former CEO Balsillie sells stake | Reuters

BlackBerry shares slip after former CEO Balsillie sells stake | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Shares of Blackberry slipped on Thursday, after the company's former Co-Chief Executive Officer Jim Balsillie disclosed that he had sold his once-sizable stake in the embattled smartphone maker."

Spy suicide scandal focuses attention on Israel's foreign Jews | Reuters

Spy suicide scandal focuses attention on Israel's foreign Jews | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The jailhouse suicide of an Australian immigrant who may have betrayed Israel's Mossad has focused attention on the agency's recruitment of foreign-born Jews who could spy under cover of their native passports."

Buffett pulls off fresh blockbuster with $23 billion Heinz deal | Reuters

Buffett pulls off fresh blockbuster with $23 billion Heinz deal | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and private equity firm 3G Capital will buy ketchup and baby food maker H.J. Heinz Co for $23.2 billion in cash, a deal that combines 3G's ambitions in the food industry with Buffett's hunt for growth."

Can't go wrong investing in food. (my comment)

Pakistan urges US to end drone strikes - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

Pakistan urges US to end drone strikes - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

Photographer Giles Duley returns to Afghanistan – audio slideshow | Art and design | The Observer

Photographer Giles Duley returns to Afghanistan – audio slideshow | Art and design | The Observer

In North Carolina, fracking rights rise to surface | Events

In North Carolina, fracking rights rise to surface | Events

Fukushima survivors to sue Japan government - Channel NewsAsia

Fukushima survivors to sue Japan government - Channel NewsAsia

Asteroid to pass closer to Earth than TV satellites | Science | guardian.co.uk

Asteroid to pass closer to Earth than TV satellites | Science | guardian.co.uk: "Rock measuring 46 metres across is expected to come within 17,100 miles but will not hit Earth, says Nasa"

What will they say if an asteroid was about to hit the earth? (My question)

Brennan rejects CIA torture claims in confident display at Senate hearing | World news | guardian.co.uk

Brennan rejects CIA torture claims in confident display at Senate hearing | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Obama's nominee for CIA director suggests he was misled over value of waterboarding and forcefully defends drones policy"

Send this guy to the Hague. (My comment)

Insight: GSK vaccine ingredient scrutinized for narcolepsy clues | Reuters

Insight: GSK vaccine ingredient scrutinized for narcolepsy clues | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Mounting evidence of a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu shot and a spike in narcolepsy cases among children in Europe is putting one of the vaccine's key ingredients, AS03, under intense scrutiny."

NYPD surveillance of Muslims violates anti-spying rules, lawsuit claims | World news | guardian.co.uk

NYPD surveillance of Muslims violates anti-spying rules, lawsuit claims | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Lawyers accuse NYPD of creating climate of fear and call for independent monitor to oversee counter-terrorism efforts"

Israelis unhappy with study of their textbooks and Palestinians’ - The Washington Post

Israelis unhappy with study of their textbooks and Palestinians’ - The Washington Post

New TB vaccine shows no benefit in African study - The Washington Post

New TB vaccine shows no benefit in African study - The Washington Post: "The study, reported online by the Lancet on Monday, was conducted in about 2,800 South African infants. Although the vaccine did not protect them, it might possibly benefit adolescents or adults."

Would European or American parents have wanted their infants vaccinated for a study? Africans and other third world population are being used by pharmaceutical companies as guinea pigs. (My comments)

Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks - The Washington Post

Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks - The Washington Post

Egypt tensions rise as footage emerges of police beating protester | World news | guardian.co.uk

Egypt tensions rise as footage emerges of police beating protester | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Film of Egyptian man being beaten by riot police outside presidential palace sparks calls for 'an end to this regime of tyranny'"