Category: International News

Microsoft helping US in spying program

Microsoft helping US in spying program

New leaks by American whistleblower Edward Snowden show that Microsoft cooperated with the United States to give the National Security Agency access to the internet giant’s encrypted data. The Guardian reported the top secret documents show that Microsoft gave the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NSA access to Skype video calls, Outlook and Hotmail [&hellip

Srebrenica massacre victims reburied

Srebrenica massacre victims reburied

Tens of thousands of mourners have convened in Bosnia to rebury 409 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre whose remains have been newly identified. The ceremony was held on Thursday, on the 18th anniversary of the massacre. There were 44 boys, aged between 14 and 18, and a baby girl among the victims identified. Reports [&hellip

Brazil’s workers hold nationwide demos

Brazil’s workers hold nationwide demos

Thousands of Brazilians have staged demonstrations across the country in a day of industrial action, calling for improvement and change in their job conditions. On Thursday, Brazil’s biggest trade union federations called for a nationwide strike on the “National Day of Struggle” to protest work conditions and call for more constructive measures to curb runaway [&hellip

Flash floods kill 44 in southwest China

Flash floods kill 44 in southwest China

At least 44 people have been killed and millions more affected as floods and landslides continue to wreak havoc in several regions of southwestern China. Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Thursday the devastating floods, triggered by four days of nonstop torrential rains, have also left over 60 others missing. Thousands of people have [&hellip

Leader urges Qur’anic lifestyle in Islamic societies

Leader urges Qur’anic lifestyle in Islamic societies

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei at a ceremony attended by the reciters and memorizers of the holy Qur’an in Tehran, July 10, 2013 Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar. Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during the month, and refrain from eating and drinking, smoking, and indulging in [&hellip

N Korea ‘not to drop nuclear deterrence’

N Korea ‘not to drop nuclear deterrence’

North Korea says it will not relinquish its nuclear deterrence unless the United States ends its hostile policy toward Pyongyang and dissolves the US-led UN command in South Korea. “The DPRK (North Korea) will never give up its nuclear deterrence unless the US fundamentally and irreversibly abandons its hostile policy and nuclear threat towards my [&hellip

UK has a CCTV for every 11 people

UK has a CCTV for every 11 people

Britain has a CCTV camera for every 11 people, a security industry report disclosed, as privacy campaigners criticized the growth of the “surveillance state”. Britain has a CCTV camera for every 11 people including 750,000 in “sensitive locations” such as schools and hospitals, British Security Industry Authority (BSIA) says. The BSIA said there are up [&hellip

Venezuelans urged to boycott Facebook

Venezuelans urged to boycott Facebook

Venezuela’s prisons minister has called on Venezuelans to cancel their accounts on the social networking website Facebook in a move to refrain from being targeted by US spying. Maria Iris Varela said in a message posted on Twitter, “Fellow Venezuelans: cancel your Facebook accounts, since you unwittingly have worked as CIA informants! Look at the [&hellip

Turkey summons 30 envoys for meeting

Turkey summons 30 envoys for meeting

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has summoned a group of 30 Turkish ambassadors serving in the Middle East to hold talks. The Turkish envoys are to meet at the Turkish Foreign Ministry headquarters in the capital, Ankara, on Thursday to discuss current events in Egypt and Syria. In the meeting chaired by Davutoglu, the ouster [&hellip

‘Canada crash tied to technical failure’

‘Canada crash tied to technical failure’

Officials in Canada say a recent deadly train disaster in Quebec possibly happened due to an engineer’s failure to set a series of hand brakes. Quebec provincial police inspector Michel Forget said Wednesday that the July 6 explosive train crash killed 20 people and left 30 people unaccounted for with small hope of being found [&hellip