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Human rights on trial in Egypt as NGO funding case revived

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has launched a new crackdown on human rights groups, questioning staff and ordering asset freezes over accusations they took foreign funding to destabilize the country after the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.<p>Prominent Egyptian journalist and human …

Human Rights

Brexit would weaken EU security, says former U.S. military commander: paper

LONDON (Reuters) - A British exit from the European Union would significantly weaken the bloc’s security, David Petraeus, a former U.S. military commander and CIA director wrote on Sunday, urging Britons not to vote to leave the union at a June referendum.<p>Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks …

European Union

The MIT lab flushing out a city’s secrets

Researchers in Massachusetts are looking at ways to tackle public health issues by delving into the sewers. Luckily, a robot does all the dirty work…<p>Here in this small room within the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, I am making the acquaintance of Luigi. As explorers go, he …

Chapel Hill Victim's Father Accuses Media Of 'Bombarding Citizens' With Anti-Islamic Rhetoric

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Disgraced barrister Constance Briscoe left penniless, court told

Woman jailed for perverting course of justice in Chris Huhne scandal said to be unable to pay £90,000 legal costs<p>Constance Briscoe, the disgraced barrister and part-time judge jailed for perverting the course of justice in the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal, has been left penniless, a court …

Storm cuts short pope's trip to typhoon-hit Philippine city

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis cut short his visit to a typhoon-hit region of the Philippines on Saturday because of an approaching storm.<p>In brief, unscripted comments, Francis took the microphone soon after arriving at the main cathedral in Leyte province and told a surprised crowd that …

The controversial life of Miley Cyrus - in Miley Cyrus lyrics

Life imitating art or vice versa? Here we take a look at the adventures and misadventures of Miley Cyrus through the prism of her song words<p>This week a compilation of Miley Cyrus’s naked and semi-naked Instagram photos went viral.<p>It's just the latest in what has so far been a colourful career.<p>From …

Earth entered new epoch on July 16 1945, say scientists

A new epoch known as the Anthropocene began when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico in 1945, scientists believe<p>The world entered a new epoch on July 16 1945 when humans detonated the first atomic bomb, scientists have concluded.<p>Human behaviour now has such an enormous impact on …

Silicon Valley Companies Agree to Pay $415 Million to Settle "No Poaching" Suit

The suit alleged that the tech giants kept a lid on salaries and reduced job mobility by agreeing not to recruit one another's employees.<p>Four Silicon Valley companies have agreed to pay $415 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by technology workers who accused the firms of conspiring …

Silicon Valley

Cyber spies join forces to keep Britain and US safe from web terrorists

British and American spies will share information and respond to attacks together, it is announced as David Cameron meets with Barack Obama<p>Britain and the United States will create a joint “cyber cell” so spies can tackle the growing threat of terrorists plotting online attacks on the …

More than 3 million energy consumers overcharged in the last year, study finds

More than 3 million gas and electricity consumers have been overcharged by their supplier in the last year due to errors on their bills, costing them an average of £78 each, according to a study published on Friday.<p>Of the big six suppliers, Scottish Power is the worst offender, according to …