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UK spy agencies get rise despite cuts

UK spy agencies get rise despite cuts

Government Communications Headquarters Spy agencies are the biggest winners of the British government’s new multi-billion-pound austerity plans, getting a higher-than-inflation annual increase to their combined £1.9 billion budget. Based on the new budget proposals unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne on Wednesday, spy agencies MI5 and MI6 as well as eavesdropping agency the Government Communications Headquarters [&hellip

CAR mine collapse death toll rises to 52

CAR mine collapse death toll rises to 52

The number of people killed in a gold mine collapse in the Central African Republic (CAR) has risen to 52 from the 37 initially reported, local officials say. Didier Ouangai, the mayor of Bambari, which is near the mine, said on Wednesday that the number of those killed in Sunday’s mine collapse has reached 52. [&hellip

Strike closes Eiffel Tower in Paris

Strike closes Eiffel Tower in Paris

The Eiffel Tower in Paris has remained closed for a second day due to a strike by workers demanding better security conditions as well as higher pay. The General Confederation of Labor Union (CGT) called the strike after unsuccessful talks were held on Monday and Tuesday. “The waiting lines are growing longer, the visitors are [&hellip

Huge Chile student rally turns violent

Huge Chile student rally turns violent

Chilean protesters run with Molotov cocktail bottles to throw at police during a student demonstration in Santiago on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The march was part of a 24-hour strike called by the National Convention of Students. Students have led regular demonstrations since the protest movement began in 2011.” More than 100,000 students have taken [&hellip

Portugal unions to hold major strike

Portugal unions to hold major strike

Portugal will face a 24-hour general strike in protest at the government’s harsh austerity policies, and the high level of unemployment. Thursday’s strike in the capital, Lisbon, which is called by the country’s two main labor unions, UGT and CGTP, will stop trains and the Lisbon metro and cut the bus services in half. Meanwhile, [&hellip

‘CIA operative leads al-Qaeda in Syria’

‘CIA operative leads al-Qaeda in Syria’

A former member of al-Qaeda has said the leader of al-Nusra Front, the primary terrorist group in Syria fighting against the government of Bashar Al-Assad, is a CIA operative. “I personally believe that the leader of the Nusra Army who declared his support for Ayman al-Zawahiri, is a CIA operative in the al-Nusra,”  Sheikh Nabil [&hellip

UK boosts Tanzania women’s rights drive

UK boosts Tanzania women’s rights drive

UK Department for International Development (DFID) has approved 2 million Great Britain Pounds to promote and protect women’s rights. The funding is part of a 4-year DFID human rights programme and is offered to the Legal Services Facility (LSF) for the implementation of various related initiatives. According to a press statement issued by LSF in [&hellip

Drug trafficking up despite campaign

Drug trafficking up despite campaign

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Officer William Lukuvi (R) with the head of the government agency charged with combating drug trafficking in Tanzania, Christopher Shekiondo, when addressing the media in Dodoma. The war against drugs faces a major challenge following an alarming increase in trafficking and abuse, according to data released here yesterday. [&hellip

Drug trafficking up despite campaign

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Officer William Lukuvi (R) with the head of the government agency charged with combating drug trafficking in Tanzania, Christopher Shekiondo, when addressing the media in Dodoma. The war against drugs faces a major challenge following an alarming increase in trafficking and abuse, according to data released here yesterday. [&hellip

Super-Earths could host life

Super-Earths could host life

Scientists believe a nearby solar system is home to three “super-Earths” that could be capable of supporting life. They are among up to seven planets orbiting a star called Gliese 667C, 22 light years away in the Scorpius constellation. Astronomers believe the potentially life-supporting planets are orbiting within the star’s “habitable zone” – just close [&hellip