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California anti-gun senator charged with corruption and trafficking firearms

A California state senator known for his outspoken views in support of gun control was arrested on Wednesday and charged with illegally trafficking …

Philippines offers U.S. forces access to military bases | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has agreed to allow the United States access to its military bases under a new security deal being negotiated by the two allies, amid mounting concern over China’s increasing assertiveness in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.<p>Chinese naval soldiers stand …

Six Egyptian military police killed as gunmen attack Cairo checkpoint

Army blames Muslim Brotherhood for attack, calling the group 'terrorists' and saying they had planted additional bombs<p>Gunmen stormed an Egyptian army checkpoint outside Cairo early on Saturday morning and killed six soldiers, including some still in their beds, officials said, in what amounted to …

Kenya gunmen open fire on church service

Two gunmen stormed a church near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa and opened fire on worshippers, killing six people and wounding 20 others, police officials said.<p>One witness said the gunmen shouted out in a foreign language before shooting indiscriminately at the congregation on Sunday.<p>"Both …

Turkey shoots down Syrian warplane, Prime Minister Erdogan says

Turkey shot down a Syrian fighter jet Sunday after the warplane strayed into its airspace, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.<p>"Our F-16s went up in the air and shot that plane down. Why? Because if you violate my airspace, then from now on, our slap will be hard," Erdogan told supporters at a …

Ukraine crisis: the inevitable fall of Belbek

Russia soldiers finally stage assault on Crimea's Belbeck army base, arresting the brigade's commanding officer<p>The men of the 204th Tactical Aviation Brigade had been waiting for the storm for weeks.<p>Ever since Russian forces took over the runway, aircraft hangers and magazines on the ridge above …

Russia

Russian Navy Takes Over Ukrainian Sub In Crimea

The Russian Navy said Saturday that it took over Ukraine’s only submarine, based in Sevastopol, Crimea.<p>It is now part of Russia’s historic Black Sea Fleet and brings the number of Russian subs stationed in the Crimean peninsula to four.<p>But this ship is barely sea-worthy, so it’s far from a steal …

Brazilians clash on 50th anniversary of coup

Demonstrators from both ends of Brazil's political spectrum briefly clashed in Rio, where left-wing protesters came to blows with a group commemorating 50 years since the military coup.<p>Right-wing elements in Rio on Saturday called for a re-enactment of the 1964 "March of Families for God and …

Spanish riot police arrest 12 in clashes with anti-austerity protesters

Tens of thousands 'marching for dignity' in Madrid against Mariano Rajoy's tax increases and budget cuts<p>Spanish police and protesters have clashed during an anti-austerity demonstration that drew tens of thousands of people to central Madrid. Police said in a statement that six officers were …

Crimea events cause jitters in Poland

The events in Crimea are making some people in Poland anxious. Poland is sandwiched between the Ukraine to the southeast and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad to the north.<p>Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Warsaw.

Ukraine officer 'killed in attack on Crimea base'

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Russia

Central African Republic: 'Massive scale ethnic cleansing'

The Central African Republic is ravaged by what some human rights groups are calling ethnic cleansing.<p>Mainly Muslim rebels seized power last year but after their leader was forced to stand down in January, Christian militias have been targeting Muslim civilians.<p>Newsnight's Tim Whewell has been in …

Africa

Rare victory for online surveillance opponents following federal ruling

A US federal judge has denied a request from government prosecutors that would have allowed them to search an unnamed individual's email address, …

Radioactive Fukushima Waters Arrive At West Coast Of America

Presenters at the annual Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Honolulu in late February said ocean water containing dissolved radionuclides from Fukushima’s crippled nuclear reactors has reached the northern west coast of North America (msn.com).<p>The scientific community found …

Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker

U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans this month.<p>In response to the U.S. operation, a leader of the armed federalist group that seized oil ports in east Libya last year released a statement on Monday.<p>In that statement, Ibrahim Jadran …

NSA Uses Windows Error Messages To Spy On People

Usually an annoying popup brushed aside with a click, error messages on Microsoft's Windows operating system may also serve as a way for the National Security Agency to spy on you.<p>When a Windows program seizes up, someone using a PC can choose to send an error report to Microsoft for review. But …

What You Should Know About America’s Secret Watchlists

The U.S. government is blacklisting people as terrorism suspects based on secret standards and secret evidence. People on government watchlists are …

Surveillance

Tensions rise as Ukraine’s military hardware pulls up to eastern border with Russia

Ukrainian heavy military equipment, including armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles are heading towards the Russian border, while …

Belfast police targeted in Falls Road bomb attack

<b>A bomb thought to have been thrown at a police patrol in west Belfast on Friday night was in fact detonated by a command wire, the PSNI has said.</b><p>The bomb had been left in the grounds of the City Cemetery.<p>A father, his three children and four police officers were caught up in the bomb attack at …

Extremism

Russian diplomat 'stabbed' in Ottawa fight

<b>A Russian diplomat was found stabbed following a drunken quarrel in Ottawa, Canada, according to local media.</b><p>The 44-year-old man was taken to hospital in stable condition on Friday morning. Another man is in police custody but has not been charged.<p>A spokesman for Canada's Department of Foreign …

Canada

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR: 3 Years, 146,000 Dead, And No End In Sight

On March 15, 2011, just weeks after popular uprisings toppled dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, protests erupted in Syria's southern city of Daraa after teenagers were arrested over anti-regime graffiti.<p>"The people want the fall of the regime," the youths wrote on walls, echoing similar sentiments …

Cairo army police die in checkpoint attack

Six military police officers have been killed in an attack on a checkpoint on the outskirts of Cairo, Egyptian state media has reported.<p>Major General Mahmoud Yousri, the chief of security of Qalubiya province, told the state news agency MENA that the attackers stormed the checkpoint early on …

Officers move to restrict Montreal protest against police brutality

Montreal police moved quickly Saturday to crack down on an annual protest that has a history of getting out of hand.<p>A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside a busy north-end subway station to denounce police brutality.<p>It was the same location where, this past January, an officer was captured on …

Venezuelan soldiers storm protester base

Venezuelan soldiers have stormed a protest site in the capital Caracas to evict demonstrators who had turned it into a stronghold against the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.<p>Soldiers from the National Guard fired tear gas and water cannon on Sunday at hundreds of demonstrators at a square in Plaza …