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McCain condemns detention of Al Jazeera staff | News | Al Jazeera

US Senator John McCain has condemned the imprisonment of five Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, calling their detention "a clear violation" of their human rights and of press freedom.<p>"Al Jazeera has been chronicling events in Egypt, probably more intensively than any other world network," McCain …

Nuclear Accord With Iran Opens Diplomatic Doors in the Mideast

Mr. Obama has wanted to bring in Iran from the cold since he was a presidential candidate, declaring in 2007 that he would pursue “aggressive …

Egypt Expels Turkey’s Ambassador, Further Fraying Diplomatic Ties

CAIRO — Egypt announced on Saturday that it was downgrading its diplomatic relations with Turkey and expelled the Turkish ambassador because of …

Accord Reached With Iran to Halt Nuclear Program

In Geneva, the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said he hoped the agreement would lead to a “restoration” of trust between<p>Iranand the …

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China's vulgar rich: befriended but unloved

This rather lame joke struck a chord with China's middle class, a rapidly expanding group that now numbers over 300 million. As a middle-class …

China

Childish behaviour drives Americans to drink - and not tea

Despite the Democratic majorities behind the Obama presidency and the Democrats' control of the Senate, one of the Tea Party diehards, Senator Ted …

Republicans

LA Times

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Around the globe, U.S. debt deal prompts relief, but also exasperation, worry for future

BERLIN — The U.S. debt deal sparked relief around the world Thursday, but happiness was tempered by head-shaking that the world’s largest economy had nearly defaulted on its financial obligations, and President Obama said that the United States’ global standing had been damaged.<p>World leaders and …

Outdoor air pollution leading cancer cause: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer in humans.<p>"The air we breathe has become …

Pollution

Egyptians try to draft Gen. Sissi for president

CAIRO — Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi’s unofficial presidential campaign is hitting the streets with growing momentum.<p>The organizers are taking names. They are taking numbers. They claim that more than 9 million people — over 10 percent of the population — have signed the petition calling for the man …

Iran FM says nuclear talks to continue soon

Iran and world powers will meet in Geneva in "a few weeks" to continue negotiations over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday.<p>"The continuation of the negotiations will be in Geneva in a few weeks," Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Facebook page.<p>Iran, …

Asia wants a piece of U.S. shale gas boom; Japan, South Korea seek lower-cost LNG

DAEGU, South Korea — Asia’s large-scale gas importers, long saddled with premium prices, say a cheaper alternative lies several thousand feet below North American soil, where companies are unlocking enormous gas reserves from shale rock.<p>The shale boom has already revolutionized the gas market in …

JRummy Releases ROM Installer to Google Play – Quick ROM Flashing...

ROM and recovery flashers, a new tool from long-time site friend <i>JRummy</i> hit the Play store this weekend that you should consider checking out. It’s …

Israel freezes shipments to Gaza over tunnel

Israel has frozen the shipment of building materials into Gaza after discovering what it says is a sophisticated "terror tunnel" into its own territory from Palestinian land.<p>"Due to security reasons, [the army] decided to stop for now the transfer of building materials into Gaza," Guy Inbar, a …

Malaysian court: 'Allah' is Muslim-only word

An appeals panel has ruled that a Malaysian Catholic newspaper could not use "Allah" to refer to the Christian God in a case that sparked attacks on places of worship three years ago.<p>The publishers of the <i>Herald,</i> who had argued that a 2009 government ban on the use of Allah in its Malay-language …

Malema promises political change in S Africa

South Africa's fiery young politician Julius Malema has told a rally of his new party that a "giant" has been born which should be feared and will fight for the poor.<p>Thousands had gathered near the Marikana mine on Sunday where 34 striking workers were shot dead by police in September 2012, to …

Red Cross members kidnapped in Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said that six of its aid workers and a member of the Syrian Red Crescent have been kidnapped by gunmen in Syria.<p>"Six ICRC staff members and one member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been abducted in Idlib in northwestern Syria," ICRC spokesman …

Study urges S Korea to reduce nuclear power

South Korea should reduce its reliance on nuclear power because of public discontent with corruption in the industry and Japan's struggles with the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, a new study has said.<p>The energy ministry published the findings of a study group of 60 representatives from …

Deadly car bomb hits northern Syrian city

At least 39 people have been killed, and dozens more injured, in a powerful car bombing in northern Syria.<p>The explosion happened on Monday in the main square in Darkoush, a rebel-held town in Idlib province, 2km from the Turkish border.<p>The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the toll …

Iran balks at uranium transfer demand

Iran has rejected a demand by Western countries to ship out uranium stockpiles ahead of a fresh round of talks on its contested nuclear programme in Geneva.<p>Abbas Araghchi, the deputy foreign minister, said on state television on Sunday "shipping the material abroad is our red line. We do not allow …

Iran’s automakers stalled by sanctions

TEHRAN — Iran has been making cars for more than half a century, becoming the top producer in the Middle East. The distinctive Paykan, first produced in 1967, remains an enduring source of national pride.<p>Just two years ago, Iran was producing 1.65 million cars a year, with exports to Syria, Iraq …

Deadly car bomb explodes in Iraq

A car bomb exploded in a street lined with shops in the Iraqi city of Samarra, killing at least 17 people, police and medics said.<p>There was no claim of responsibility for the attack on Saturday, but insurgent groups, including al-Qaeda, have been regaining ground this year, reversing a decline in …

Congo rebels fire on UN helicopter

Fighters in eastern Congo have fired at a United Nations helicopter after threatening to attack UN aircraft, further raising fears of a return to fighting in the volatile region.<p>Negotiations between the M23 rebels and the Democratic Republic of Congo's government restarted after UN-backed Congolese …

Non-profit clears land mines with Google Earth

At the event, Google and HALO introduced a new website that hosts a map highlighting the non-profit's work in Kosovo. While people living in Kosovo, …

Google Earth

How Google Earth and drones are saving elephants in Africa

Goss' patch borders the Maasai Mara National Reserve, where semi-nomadic tribesmen, known as the Maasai, wearing checked-red robes herd their cows. …

Wildlife

Android Everything Tool Updated to Decompile, Deodex, and More

We first talked about the Android Everything Tool in June of this year, at which point we noted that the Windows-based tool offered an impressive …

Why the rise of China makes the U.S. even lonelier at the United Nations

I am delighted to have the following guest post by Gustavo Flores-Macías and Sarah Kreps both from Cornell University. The post is based on their new article (pdf, ungated) in the <i>Journal of Politics</i>, which finds that the more states trade with China, the more they align with it on foreign policy …