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Brit MPs seek US data on UK torture role

Brit MPs seek US data on UK torture role

The head of the British parliament’s intelligence and security committee demands that the US hand over its documents on the UK’s role in the CIA’s abduction and torture program in the wake of the 9/11 incidents. Sir Malcolm Rifkind says British lawmakers are seeking to get the uncensored intelligence related to the UK. Some reports [&hellip

EU raps raids on Turkey media outlets

EU raps raids on Turkey media outlets

The European Union has sharply condemned recent Turkish police raids on a number of opposition media outlets in the country, saying such a move runs counter to the “principle of democracy.” In a strongly worded statement issued on Sunday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn called for a “transparent investigation” [&hellip

Force majeure at 2 Libya oil terminals

Force majeure at 2 Libya oil terminals

Clashes between rival factions in the east of Libya have forced the government to declare force majeure for its two biggest oil terminals. The country’s National Oil Corporation in Tripoli said on Sunday that oil flowing into ports of Es-Sider and Ras Lanuf would be gradually shut down and that a minimum number of staff [&hellip

United pile pressure on Liverpool

United pile pressure on Liverpool

David De Gea produced a man-of-the-match performance as Manchester United extended their winning run in the Premier League to six games with a 3-0 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford. First-half goals from Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata and a third after the break from Robin van Persie saw Louis van Gaal’s side consolidate third [&hellip

Gunmen take hostages in Australia café

Gunmen take hostages in Australia café

​Gunmen have reportedly taken several people hostage at a café in the central Australian city of Sydney, making them hold a black flag, apparently belonging to a Takfiri group, against a window. According to witnesses and reports, as many as 30 people are believed to be held by at least two armed men inside the [&hellip

Birds evolution history revealed

Birds evolution history revealed

Scientists have found that family tree of the modern bird lineages dates from as far back as dinosaurs’ mass extinction.  A team of researchers from 20 countries, by using genetic data from 48 species, has clarified the evolutionary relationships of modern bird groups and their flourishing process. They decoded the genomes of traits such as [&hellip

129 drown in DR Congo boat disaster

129 drown in DR Congo boat disaster

At least 129 people have lost their lives after a boat turned over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a few days ago, an official says. “Rescue workers recovered a total of 129 bodies,” the unnamed official said on Sunday. The boat packed with passengers and cargo capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the [&hellip

ICC suspends Darfur inquiry over ‘lack of action’

ICC suspends Darfur inquiry over ‘lack of action’

​The International Criminal Court has decided to suspend an investigation into alleged crimes committed in Sudan’s Darfur region. The court’s prosecutor blamed inaction on the part of the UN Security Council. Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Friday that she was discontinuing her investigations in Darfur because of a lack [&hellip

UN climate talks head into overtime

UN climate talks head into overtime

​Negotiators in Lima, Peru have been granted extra time as they struggle to make a breakthrough in ambitious climate talks. Disagreements on shared responsibility among rich and poor nations are the central problem. Peruvian Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal agreed to give the negotiators more time Friday to come to an agreement on a draft text [&hellip

‘Ebola death toll reaches 6,538’

‘Ebola death toll reaches 6,538’

​The Ebola outbreak death toll in the three hardest-hit West African countries has passed 6,000, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The toll until December 10 reached 6,538 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, said the UN health agency on Friday. WHO also reported that 18,188 cases of infection have also been recorded in [&hellip