19 Aug 2014

Dozens more Turkish police detained as wiretapping probe widens

Dozens more police officers were detained in Turkey on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged spying and the illegal wiretapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle, local media reported. via Dozens more Turkish police detained as wiretapping probe widens | Reuters.

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19 Aug 2014

Pakistan arrests 147 in Punjab towns as protests in capital continue

As twin protests in Islamabad entered a fifth day on Tuesday, Pakistan police said they had arrested some 150 supporters of protest leaders overnight in Punjab province in a crackdown ahead of widening demonstrations in the capital. via Pakistan arrests 147 in Punjab towns as protests in capital continue |

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19 Aug 2014

West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food

Cases in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria. via West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food – WHO | Reuters.

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19 Aug 2014

Israel, Palestinians renew truce but see risk of more Gaza violence

The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned on Tuesday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks. via Israel, Palestinians renew truce but see risk of more Gaza violence | Reuters.

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19 Aug 2014

Fifteen bodies retrieved after Ukraine convoy attack

Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of Monday’s rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. via Fifteen bodies retrieved after Ukraine convoy attack: military | Reuters.

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19 Aug 2014

Iraqi forces mount operation against Islamic State in Tikrit

Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to drive Islamic State militants out of Tikrit, hometown. They were advancing rapidly from the south but were slowed by landmines, roadside bombs and snipers in the west, said an army major and a police captain. via Iraqi forces mount operation against Islamic

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18 Aug 2014

Israel destroys homes of Palestinians suspected of killing Israeli teens

Israeli troops on Monday demolished the homes of two Palestinians it suspects of the abduction and killing of three teenagers in the occupied West Bank in June, the army said. via Israel destroys homes of Palestinians suspected of killing Israeli teens | Reuters.

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18 Aug 2014

NATO would respond militarily to Crimea-style infiltration

If Russia tries to infiltrate troops into a NATO country, even out of official military uniform as it did before it annexed Ukraine’s Crimea, NATO will respond militarily, the alliance’s top commander said in an interview published on Sunday. via NATO would respond militarily to Crimea-style infiltration: general | Reuters.

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18 Aug 2014

Chinese national in custody for allegedly hacking into Boeing computer – LA Times

A Chinese national has been indicted in connection with an alleged computer hacking scheme to steal trade secrets from American defense contractors, federal prosecutors announced Friday. via Chinese national in custody for allegedly hacking into Boeing computer – LA Times.

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18 Aug 2014

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange hopes to exit London embassy if UK lets him

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building “soon”, but his spokesman said that could only happen if Britain let him. via WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange hopes to exit London embassy

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