31 Jul 2013

Bradley Manning guilty of several counts, but not aiding enemy, court finds in WikiLeaks scandal

More than three years after US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was arrested for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks, a military judge acquitted the former intelligence analyst Tuesday of aiding the enemy but convicted him of espionage, theft and computer fraud charges. via Bradley Manning guilty of several counts, but not

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30 Jul 2013

Syrian Electronic Army hijacks Thomson Reuters’ Twitter feed

“The Twitter account belonging to media and financial information firm Thomson Reuters was suspended Monday after becoming the latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army. The hacking group appears to have commandeered the @ThomsonReuters account around 3:30 p.m. PT, tweeting links to several political cartoons supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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30 Jul 2013

Chinese magazine gives new details on charges against Bo Xilai

A Chinese magazine on Tuesday provided fresh details about the charges against former senior leader Bo Xilai, saying he had accepted bribes while mayor of a northeastern city and prevented an investigation into his wife’s murder of a British businessman while local Communist Party boss in the southwest. via Chinese

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30 Jul 2013

Japan envoy meets China foreign minister amid strained ties

Japan’s top career diplomat met China’s foreign minister on Tuesday in the latest bid to ease strains between Asia’s two biggest economies over a bitter territorial row, while a Chinese official newspaper said Beijing had ruled out a leaders’ summit. via Japan envoy meets China foreign minister amid strained ties

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30 Jul 2013

Saudi forces capture man wanted for links to Shi’ite unrest

Saudi Arabia has captured a man who features on a list of Shi’ites being sought in connection with unrest in the eastern part of the kingdom after a shootout with security forces, state news agency SPA reported late on Monday. via Saudi forces capture man wanted for links to Shi’ite

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30 Jul 2013

Tunisia’s powerful union joins calls for dissolving government

Tunisia’s largest labor union called on Tuesday for the dissolution of the Islamist-led government, increasing pressure on the moderate Ennahda party in the worst political crisis since the country’s autocratic leader was toppled. via Tunisia’s powerful union joins calls for dissolving government | Reuters.

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30 Jul 2013

Nigeria’s Kano city hit by blasts targeting bars

At least 28 are people have been killed in a series of explosions that targeted bars in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, a hospital source tells the BBC. via BBC News – Nigeria’s Kano city hit by blasts targeting bars.

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30 Jul 2013

Israeli-Palestinian talks begin amid deep divisions | Reuters

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held their first peace talks in nearly three years on Monday in a U.S.-brokered effort that Secretary of State John Kerry hopes will end their conflict despite deep divisions. via Israeli-Palestinian talks begin amid deep divisions | Reuters.

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30 Jul 2013

At least 175 inmates escape in Taliban attack on prison in Pakistan

Taliban gunmen wearing police uniforms attacked a central jail in northwestern Pakistan early Tuesday, allowing about 175 inmates to escape, authorities said via At least 175 inmates escape in Taliban attack on prison in Pakistan – CNN.com.

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29 Jul 2013

FBI crackdown nabs pimps, rescues children

“They are mostly teenage girls, often from broken homes where no one misses them. Their world is one of drugs and abuse — emotional and physical — in which they are forced to sell their bodies. In announcing the FBI’s latest crackdown on child prostitution, officials Monday described a dark

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