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Snowden: Govts can monitor users via secret spyware in iPhones

Moscow - Tucked inside the iPhone is secret spyware that lets governments spy on unsuspecting users, Edward Snowden said recently. Snowden's lawyer says this is why the NSA whistleblower doesn't use these phones, which can be remotely activated to watch users.

Former Miss Turkey posts poem criticizing Erdoğan, gets arrested

Istanbul - After posting a satirical poem on social media that criticized her country's president, Merve Büyüksaraç, a former Miss Turkey, was arrested and is awaiting trial later this year. She has been released on bail.

Met policeman who kicked mother at child's hospital bed cleared

A police officer who kicked and hit a mother as she sat by her sick daughter's hospital bed, leaving the woman with more than 40 injuries, has been cleared by a jury of committing actual bodily harm in the incident.

No small risk: The man who saved 669 children from the Nazis

Prague - It was no simple act of kindness. Instead, it was an act of quiet determination and selfless bravery by Sir Nicholas Winton that saved the lives of 669 children in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939.

Baby rhino scared to sleep alone after mother killed by poachers

After witnessing the brutal death of his mother, Gertjie the baby rhino cried inconsolably and was unable to sleep. Not quite four months old, he is too young to fend for himself.

Billionaire Alexander Lebedev gets into brawl on live TV

Alexander Lebedev, the billionaire owner of the Independent and the London Evening Standard, has left a live TV audience stunned after punching billionaire property developer Sergei Polonsky.

Saudi Prince Nayef wins libel damages against British paper

London - Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Nayef Bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud has won libel damages suit against the esteemed British paper ‘The Independent’.

Op-Ed: Hari plagiarism- More allegations of lifted materials

Yesterday I wrote a sceptical article on the subject of plagiarism allegations against Johann Hari. I distrust online witch hunts on principle, and one quote doesn’t qualify as a basis for condemnation. Now far more serious allegations have emerged
 

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