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Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, a Russian immigration source close to the matter said on Monday.<p>A television screens the image of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden during a news bulletin at a cafe at …

Bradley Manning verdict: cleared of 'aiding the enemy' but guilty of other charges

Bradley Manning, the source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of secret disclosures, faces a possible maximum sentence of 136 years in military jail after he was convicted on Tuesday of most charges on which he stood trial.<p>Colonel Denise Lind, the military judge presiding over the court martial of the …

Snowden searching for new destination

Edward Snowden reportedly landed in Moscow on Sunday after Hong Kong let the former US intelligence technician leave its territory, despite Washington's efforts to extradite him to face espionage charges.<p>The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said Snowden was heading for a "democratic nation" which it …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.<p>The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an …

Most Distant Supernova May Shed Light on Dark Energy

UDS10Wil is ten billion light-years from Earth.<p><b>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spied a supernova ten billion light-years from Earth—the most distant stellar explosion of its kind ever detected, a new study says. (See "Biggest Star Explosion Seen; Was Rare, 'Clean' Death.")</b><p>The faint, near-infrared …

US doctors cure child born with HIV

Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented.<p>The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe.<p>…

Oscar Pistorius bailed: Paralympian freed pending trial over Reeva Steenkamp's death

It took two agonising hours for the magistrate to deliver his verdict, but when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail, the decision was greeted with cheers from the public gallery and tears from the defendant.<p><b>Oscar Pistorius bailed: as it happened</b><p>The world's most famous Paralympian – nicknamed Blade …

Syria's Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents in TV address

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/942000/942138_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524679817_df02ad774ebfb4eff82416bce82d874c<p><b>Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has delivered a rare TV address, denouncing his opponents as "enemies of God and puppets of the West".</b><p>He lamented the …

Shall I Encode Thee In DNA? Sonnets Stored On Double Helix

English critic Samuel Johnson once said of William Shakespeare "that his drama is the mirror of life." Now the Bard's words have been translated into life's most basic language. British scientists have stored all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets on tiny stretches of DNA.<p>It all started with two men in a …

Verdict issued on skeleton found in parking lot: It’s King Richard III

Experts say DNA analysis supports their claim that the bones dug up last year under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester are the last mortal remains of England's King Richard III.<p>"It's the academic conclusion of the University of Leicester that beyond reasonable doubt the individual …

North Korea Has a Friend in Dennis Rodman and VICE

Earlier today former Chicago Bulls superstar Dennis Rodman presided over a mixed-match basketball game in Pyongyang alongside Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. The teams consisted of VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy, three Harlem Globetrotters, and North Korea...<p>Earlier today former Chicago Bulls superstar …

Pope Benedict XVI resigns owing to age and declining health

Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world and left the Catholic church reeling when he said on Monday that he would resign – the first pope to do so since the middle ages.<p>The move, announced without warning, will take place on 28 February and leave the papacy vacant until a successor is chosen.<p>A Vatican …

Former CIA agent Kiriakou gets 30 months for name leak

<b>A former CIA agent who leaked a covert officer's name to the media has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.</b><p>John Kiriakou, 48, pleaded guilty in 2012 to violating an intelligence law. No-one had been convicted under the statute in 27 years.<p>He admitted passing on the name of a former officer who …

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