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Russian forces to secure US mass events

Russian forces to secure US mass events

Russian forces will provide security at mass events in the United States as part of an emergency situations agreement between Russian and U.S. officials last week. According to an agreement reached at a meeting on June 25 at the 17th Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and the U.S. [&hellip

’70 cyber attacks hit UK each month’

’70 cyber attacks hit UK each month’

Britain is being targeted by around 70 complicated cyber attacks on government or industry networks with espionage purposes every month, a top British spy says. Ian Lobban, director of the Government Communications Headquarters that is behind an international fallout with Britain over its tapping of global communications, said hackers based in other countries have been [&hellip

Nearly 300 Afghan police killed in month

Nearly 300 Afghan police killed in month

File photo shows Afghan National Police (ANP) stand during a graduation ceremony at a police training center in Herat on December 20, 2012. Some 300 Afghan police officers have lost their lives in attacks carried out across the war-torn country in the span of about a month. According to a statement released by the country’s [&hellip

Oil tanker explosion kills 33 in Uganda

Oil tanker explosion kills 33 in Uganda

Ugandan police inspect a mangled car in Uganda capital Kampala, after a car crashed into a moving gas tanker sparking a fire. At least 33 people have died and 10 others injured in an oil tanker blast in the Ugandan capital Kampala, Ugandan police said. The explosion happened late Saturday, after the tanker collided with [&hellip

UK gov’t indifferent toward Islamophobia

UK gov’t indifferent toward Islamophobia

A senior adviser to the British government says officials are beset with “lack of political will” to tackle escalating Islamophobic attacks. The official, who requested anonymity, told The Independent that attempts to “tackle this issue – even before Woolwich – struggled to attract buy-in”, pointing to the Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles as [&hellip

US agency’s stings have left 7 dead

US agency’s stings have left 7 dead

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (AFT) has stoked controversy in the United States as the agency’s nationwide sting operations to catch criminals have left at least seven people dead. In what has become a common staple of the AFT’s crime fighting arsenal, agents entice would-be suspects to rob nonexistent drug “stash houses” filled [&hellip

19 firefighters killed in Arizona fire

19 firefighters killed in Arizona fire

At least nineteen firefighters have been killed while battling a massive wildfire in Yarnell Hill in Arizona, according to local officials. “It has been confirmed that 19 wild-land firefighters have lost their lives on the Yarnell Hill fire Arizona,” the U.S. Wildland Fire Aviation service said in a Facebook post. Members of elite “hot shot” [&hellip

Several Iranian channels taken off air

Several Iranian channels taken off air

Several international satellite providers, including Eutelsat and Intelsat, have stopped the broadcast of a number of Iranian channels as part of the escalating campaign against free speech. Press TV is also among the targeted channels. Other channels include iFilm, which is purely an entertainment television network. Intelsat has admitted that it pulled the plug on [&hellip

Seven killed in Egypt clashes

Seven killed in Egypt clashes

At least seven people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, security and medical sources say. Five people were killed on Sunday in towns south of the capital Cairo, one each in Beni Suef and Fayoum and three in Assiut. Medical sources said two more people lost their [&hellip

Maduro renews asylum offer to Snowden

Maduro renews asylum offer to Snowden

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has renewed his offer to grant asylum to American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who he hails as a “brave youth.” Maduro also described Snowden’s actions as “the rebellion of truth,” and representative of “something that is happening among US youth.” “If that young man needs humanitarian protection and believes that he can [&hellip