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Cheney insists 'rectal feeding' was for medical reasons, not torture

Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president who was at the forefront of the post-9/11 push towards aggressive interrogation techniques since denounced as torture, has defended the use of “rectal feeding” of terror suspects, claiming it was done for “medical reasons”.<p>In a combative interview with …

Ancient bibles, smuggled from Syria to Israel in spy mission, at center of ownership dispute

Two decades after Israeli spies helped whisk ancient Hebrew bibles from Damascus to Jerusalem, Israel's national library has asked an Israeli court to grant it official custodianship over the manuscripts.<p>The move could spark a bitter ownership battle over some of the Syrian Jewish community's most …

Sleepy space probe New Horizons awakens for close-up with Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three billion miles away from Earth, in an unchartered slice of our solar system, a small space probe is shaking off its deep sleep and getting ready to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moons.<p>It's the "beginning of the mission's primary objective: the exploration of Pluto …

A Chinese Startup Made This Gorgeous iPhone Clone That's Thinner Than Any Phone In The World

The Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world.<p>It's more than two millimeters slimmer than the iPhone 6, and it's so skinny it can't even fit a standard headphone jack.<p>The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will …

Scientists invent erasable printer paper

Digital revolution or no, some 90% of business information continues to be stored on paper, surveys suggest—and most of that paper is used just once. But scientists in California are hoping to change that with a new kind of paper that can be erased even after it's been printed on.<p>Afterward, it can …

The weekend in pictures

A selection of some of the best images from around the world this weekend including flooding after typhoon Hagupit and a seasonal fun run in Romania

Eric Garner's Widow: 'I Feel Like He Was Murdered'

The widow of Eric Garner, the man who died this summer after police on Staten Island put him in a chokehold, said Sunday that her husband was regularly hassled by police and never resisted arrest in his encounters with cops.<p>Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Esaw Garner said her husband's sale of …

UN runs out of money to feed Syrian refugees

The United Nations' food agency has announced that it is suspending its food programme serving more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees because it has run out of money.<p>The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday that it "immediately needs" at least $64m in December alone to support the displaced …

Kerry 'dismayed and disturbed' by Iran charges against Washington Post reporter

Secretary of State John Kerry said early Sunday that he was "personally dismayed and disturbed" by reports that an Iranian court had charged a Washington Post reporter with unspecified offenses.<p>The Post reported Saturday that Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's bureau chief in Tehran since 2012, …

Washington Post Journalist Jason Rezaian Charged in Iran, Family Says

LONDON — A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran has been charged with “unknown crimes” by a Tehran judge, the journalist’s family said in a statement on Sunday.<p>Jason Rezaian, the newspaper’s bureau chief in Tehran since 2012, was arrested nearly five months ago. The Washington Post on Sunday …

New York set for 5th day of protests over police violence after West Coast clashes

NEW YORK/BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - A fifth day of nationwide protests against police violence was set to begin on Sunday after overnight clashes in two West Coast cities as New York’s police commissioner said an internal investigation into a chokehold death could last four months.<p>After a …

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to Apple's Tim Cook: Screw you

“The story of Facebook’s first decade,” writes Time Magazine’s Lev Grossman in next week’s cover story, “was one of relentless, rapacious growth, …

My experience with Coin Beta in the real world

It worked, but then my unit stopped functioning<p>I don't carry around a traditional wallet. Instead, I've got a pile of cards held together with a hair-tie. I've been carrying around this "wallet" for over three years, and it's worked really well for me.<p>I preordered a Coin Beta because I was …

Michael Brown shooting: What Darren Wilson told the Ferguson grand jury

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down -- as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- the files remain locked up.<p>But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's …