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South Africa to withdraw from International Criminal Court

In a major blow to the International Criminal Court, the South African government has given formal notice of its intention to withdraw from the beleaguered court.<p>South Africa was one of the strongest early supporters of the international court in 2002, but it has now become the second African …

'A constitutional crisis': the CIA turns on the Senate

Tensions flare between the CIA and the Senate in the fight to release the report on torture – leading the agency to spy on its own legislative overseers<p>Support the Guardian’s fearless journalism by making a contribution or becoming a member<p>It was 11pm, in the chill of January, but Daniel Jones …

Surveillance

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

If you ask an American what their idea of a budget AR-15 brand is, you would probably get answers...<p>It may be too late. The president of the United …

War

Secret camera captures abuse of elderly man in nursing home including attempted 'suffocation'

A hidden camera in an Adelaide nursing home has captured footage of a staff member appearing to attempt to suffocate an 89-year-old man, prompting …

Crime

How concrete crosses in desert helped fight the Cold War

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — Roughly south of here, in a vast expanse of desert dotted with scrub brush and devoid of footprints, riddles exist in plain sight.<p>Wander into just the right place, a pixel on a limitless plain, and it stands out like a beacon of improbability, a sliver of exactness in a random …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Philippines gets taste of Rodrigo Duterte anti-crime war as police detain children, drunks in night-time blitz

Armed police detained crying children, bewildered drunks and shirtless men throughout the Philippine capital Manila in a night-time blitz that …

Human Rights

Bill Gates Just Released The Math Formula That Will Solve Climate Change

Bill Gates is betting personal billions on investing in clean energy. And now the world’s richest man is putting his mouth where his money is.<p>He devoted his half of the annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — a yearly barometer of his philanthropic focus, either in terms of how …

Bill Gates

Are disabled people's sex lives being ignored?

<b>Sex and disability was once regarded as a taboo subject, but is now being spoken of more often. Comedian Romina Puma, who has muscular dystrophy, says disabled people's right to sex should not be ignored.</b><p>When I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy 10 years ago, at the age of 29, my life was pretty …

Disability

Jeb Bush says he would compel tech companies to hand over encrypted data if president

Jeb Bush is not backing away from a hardline stance against the use of encryption among tech companies.<p>The former Florida governor said he would …

Controlled by shadow government: Mike Lofgren reveals how top U.S. officials are at the mercy of the “deep state”

A corrupt network of wealthy elites has hijacked our government, ex-GOP staffer and best-selling author tells Salon<p>One of the predominant themes of the 2016 presidential campaign thus far — and one that is unlikely to lose significance once the primaries give way to the general election — is the …

Head of Putin's military intelligence unexpectedly dies

No cause of death has yet been announced, but there has been no suggestion of anything shady or strange about his demise, even at this relatively young age (especially by the standards of Russian military gerontocracy!).<p>No doubt more details will follow tomorrow; today it's just the hurried …

Stephen Harper reached out to Nigel Wright despite anger over Mike Duffy payment

Anger shot through Stephen Harper the moment he learned Nigel Wright, his wealthy chief of staff, had reached into his own pocket to pay Senator Mike …

Canada

A New Global War Front is Taking Shape in Cyberspace

The United States may still be the world's preeminent superpower, based on size and reach of military and intelligence operations, but defending the virtual borders of cyberspace is another matter. Cyberattacks by foreign nations and their agents are on the rise, and this new form of conflict …

Cybersecurity