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France passes controversial snooping act

France passes controversial snooping act

French lawmakers have passed a controversial law granting intelligence services sweeping powers to spy on citizens. The new legislation, approved in the country’s National Assembly on Wednesday, gives authorities the right to monitor digital and mobile communications of anyone linked to a “terrorist” inquiry without prior judicial authorization. It also mandates internet service providers and [&hellip

Arab League raps Israel over Palestinians

Arab League raps Israel over Palestinians

​The Arab League has condemned acts of torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners at Israeli jails, calling for the release of all inmates who have been held without charge. The 22-nation Arab body said Wednesday that Israel should release all Palestinian detainees who have been held hostage for extended periods of time without being able [&hellip

Quranic Reflections, Yr5, No25, Āyat 2:186

Quranic Reflections, Yr5, No25, Āyat 2:186

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh, June 19, 2015/Ramadan 2, 1436 Quranic Reflections: Year 5, No. 25, Āyat 2:186 – Closeness to God وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ Wa-idhā sa’alaka ‘ibādī ‘annī fa-innī qarīb If My worshippers ask you [&hellip

Southgate intends to stay on

Southgate intends to stay on

​Gareth Southgate has no intention of quitting as England U21s head coach despite their European Championship elimination. The Young Lions arrived at the Ander Stadium in Olomouc for their final Group B game against Italy with their destiny in their own hands, but a 3-1 defeat left them bottom of the group table and heading home early. It [&hellip

No arms race with Russia: NATO

No arms race with Russia: NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has rejected the possibility of entering an “arms race” with Russia, amid the recent escalation of tensions between the military alliance and Moscow. NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made the comments in a press conference on Wednesday as NATO defense ministers have assembled in Brussels for a meeting where [&hellip

Tsarnaev: ‘I am guilty and I am sorry’

Tsarnaev: ‘I am guilty and I am sorry’

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death for his alleged role in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, has given his first public statement since the deadly attack. Tsarnaev told a federal court in Boston on Wednesday that he was sorry for those he killed in the attack and the suffering he caused to their [&hellip

Facebook can recognise you without your face

Facebook can recognise you without your face

​Facebook already collects information from your photos to suggest tags for your friends when they upload new pictures. Now it looks like the social networking site could be taking things up a level. Researchers from Facebook’s artificial intelligence team have been working on technology that aims to recognise someone even if their face isn’t clearly [&hellip

Obama OKs ransom for hostage families

Obama OKs ransom for hostage families

US President Barack Obama has ordered the government not to threaten the families of American hostages held abroad with criminal prosecution if they want to pay ransom to release their loved ones. “It is United States policy to deny hostage-takers the benefits of ransom, prisoner releases, policy changes, or other acts of concession,” said the [&hellip

Greek PM in Brussels for debt talks

Greek PM in Brussels for debt talks

​Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made a trip to Brussels to hold important talks with the country’s international creditors over a new proposal Athens has made in a bid to reach a debt deal with the creditors. Tsipras is scheduled to meet the leaders of the troika of Greece’s international lenders – European Commission [&hellip

Liverpool seal Firmino deal

Liverpool seal Firmino deal

​Liverpool have completed the signing of Brazil forward Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim in a £21.3m deal. Formerly with Figueirense in Brazil, Firmino can play anywhere across the front three, and is currently on Copa America duty with Brazil. Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Chile to get the deal done, and did so in [&hellip