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Video shows cop threatening girlfriend of man killed at Walmart

Dayton - After killing a young black man who'd been holding a BB gun in an Ohio Walmart, a police detective aggressively questioned his weeping girlfriend and accused her of lying, threatened her with jail time and accused her of being on drugs.

Sixth great extinction imperils amphibians, birds, mammals and us

The earth is entering into a dark period of human-caused devastation that is threatening 41 percent of all amphibians, 26 percent of all mammals, and 13 percent of all birds. We have ourselves to blame for much of this, an acclaimed journal has found.

Judge in U.K. allows name of a 16-year-old killer to be released

A judge in the U.K. lifted the restriction on the naming a young offender and permitted a 16-year-old convicted murdered to be named. He also sentenced Will Cornick, 15 when he killed his Spanish teacher, to a minimum of 20 years in jail.

Zoo officials on edge after murder of rare Tasmanian devil

Albuquerque - Tasmanian devils are known for their feisty temperament, but this wasn't enough to save one of the little creatures from a cruel death at the hands of a stranger who crushed its skull with a slab of asphalt.

Document shows WHO officials admit to 'botching' Ebola response

Geneva - An internal document from the World Health Organization (WHO) admits that the organization "botched" efforts to control the spread of Ebola.

Rhino horn demand in Vietnam falls by over 33 percent in one year

Ho Chi Minh City - An aggressive public relations campaign in Vietnam aimed at curbing the trade in rhino horn appears to be paying off. A recent poll found that demand for rhino in Vietnam has dropped precipitously — by at least 33 percent in the last year.

Oil and gas exploration threatens world's rarest dolphin

Auckland - With only 55 left in the wild, the Maui's dolphin, native to New Zealand, is under siege from trawling fisheries, and now wildlife officials are worried that proposed oil and gas exploration may threaten them further.

#FreeAJStaff: Jailing of journalists incites outrage, criticism

The imprisonment and sentencing of three journalists in an Egyptian court has sparked outrage from human rights groups, journalists, media organizations, and scores of activists on social media, as well as criticism from the White House.

Oliver Stone to direct new movie on Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden has dominated the front page of nearly every news source for a year now. It was just a matter of time before a heavy-hitting filmmaker seized the opportunity to immortalize the controversial whistle blower on screen.

Op-Ed: 85 people richer than half of world's population- Oxfam

Sydney - If Oxfam’s research is correct, the world’s economy is a lot more inefficient than anyone ever dreamed. This isn’t about “distribution of wealth”, it’s about access to wealth, and it’s a very ugly picture.

China blocks The Guardian

The Guardian newspaper's website has been blocked in China without warning or any clear indication as to why. However, some claim they can access the website without any problems.

Journalists may face terrorism charges, jail over Snowden leaks

London - Britain's counter-terrorism police are investigating if journalists at the Guardian newspaper should be prosecuted over their role in publishing secrets leaked by Edward Snowden -- an offense that carries up to 10 years in jail.

Climate change: Just how hot will it get in your lifetime?

The UN is about to publish an exhaustive examination of climate change. The science is predicting dangerous temperature rises in our future. Now there's an interactive guide to find out just how hot it will get in your lifetime, unless there is change.

Op-Ed: Kerry's mistake forces Obama administration to consider diplomacy

As has been pointed out repeatedly, recent events seem fatalistic in their orientation toward demonstrating the hypocrisy of the Obama administration.

Op-Ed: Posturing or reporting: Reporter attitude shapes public views

Recently many people have become outraged about Edward Snowden and the George Zimmerman trial, but how much of the public’s reaction to news has to do with reporting and how much with reporter posturing?

Op-Ed: Are oaths to defend the constitution a waste of breath?

It's reasonable for a government that illegally spies on Americans to also block its military personnel from viewing leaked NSA files on news agency websites like The Guardian. But who in the military would now dare to "defend" the US Constitution?

Upcoming leak: NSA can store a billion cell phone calls (video)

Chicago - In a conference held on Friday, Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian newspaper opened up about Snowden the man, and also gave a hint at the next big, upcoming leak, sourced from the NSA whistleblower.

Greenwald: Snowden files are safe should anything happen to him

Journalist Glenn Greenwald told the Daily Beast on Tuesday that a trove of classified documents supplied to The Guardian has been copied, encrypted and shared around with several people worldwide, in case something happens to Edward Snowden.

Op-Ed: Snowden asylum rumour in Russia as tech firms want gags removed

Sydney - Whistleblower Edward Snowden may be welcome in Russia, if a comment from a spokesman for Vladimir Putin’s remarks are accurate. Snowden, who disappeared from view recently, is known to be worried about possible extradition from China.

Former CIA employee admits to NSA leaks

Washington - Former CIA employee Edward Snowden, 29, has been revealed as the source of intelligence leaks that have embroiled Washington and angered many civil libertarians.

NSA's PRISM program taps into servers of 9 US Internet companies

Washington - The Washington Post is reporting that a top-secret document it obtained reveals that the NSA and FBI have obtained direct access to the central servers of major US Internet companies and are extracting audio/video chats, photos, emails and more.

NSA is secretly collecting Verizon customers phone records

Washington - According to a secret court order obtained by UK's Guardian newspaper, the US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting on "an ongoing daily basis" the telephone records of millions of Verizon Communications customers.

Syrian Electronic Army attacks The Guardian on Twitter

The next target of the Syrian Electronic Army turns out to be some of the Twitter feeds of the popular UK newspaper, The Guardian. Apparently these attacks are ongoing today.

Op-Ed: The European Union through the eyes of leading newspapers

Six Leading European newspapers jointly produce a supplement every half year with detailed analysis and perspectives concerning developments and problems within the European Union. Issue 4 deals with the dwindling public support for the EU.

Op-Ed: New Raytheon Big Data surveillance can track ‘trillions’ online

Sydney - …And yet more surveillance software. This time it’s Raytheon’s Riot software, a Big Data behavioural analytics program. Given the fury about other types of electronic surveillance, RIOT may be a very apt name for this software.

The Guardian 'Person of the Year 2012' is Bradley Manning

Each year the Guardian's editors and readers nominate and vote for the person they consider to be most important and a headline-maker for the year. This year the winners were Bradley Manning, followed by Malala Yousafzai.

Tumblr and The Guardian to 'live-GIF' the US presidential debate

Tumblr and The Guardian, together with four GIF creators, will report the US presidential debate on Wednesday with a live election blog, featuring 'animated GIFs', a file format allowing short video-type clips.

Noah’s Ark Made In Japan

A Japanese company builds the world’s first lifeboat that may survive a tsunami or a flood. The Ark promises to be as popular as sushi with the Japanese, and North Americans living in coastal areas provided that a large size is made available.

Huffington Post to launch UK edition

The Huffington Post will launch a UK edition in the summer as part of plans for an international expansion of the site, it was announced yesterday.

Journalists missing in Libya, held by pro-Gaddafi forces

Two foreign correspondents are believed to have been arrested by regime forces. They have not been heard from since Sunday.
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