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UK-US surveillance regime was unlawful ‘for seven years’

Regulations governing access to intercepted information obtained by NSA breached human rights laws, according to Investigatory Powers Tribunal<p>The regime that governs the sharing between Britain and the US of electronic communications intercepted in bulk was unlawful until last year, a secretive UK …

How strong is link between faith, terrorism? (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Reza Aslan is the author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The tragic murder of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau -- …

Sykes-Picot drew Middle East's arbitrary borders | DW | 25.06.2014

The dramatic developments in Iraq have their underpinnings in a secret, nearly century-old accord between a British colonel and a French consul. In …

World History
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Email overload? 19 tips for taking control of your inbox

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

U.K. Says Mass Surveillance of Social Media Is Completely Legal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Privacy International, a charity "committed to fighting for the right to privacy across the world," …

Should We Have A Royal Family? Russell Brand The Trews Ep73

7 Quotes From Bush, Blair And Co On How Invading Iraq Would Help Us.. Beat Al Qaeda

It wasn't just about WMDs. Among the main justifications cited for the assault on Baghdad in 2003, without UN authorisation, were the alleged ties …

Statement from Christine Blower, Gen Sec of NUT re Birmingham schools

Here's a statement from Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, on the Ofsted reports into Birmingham:<p>"From an …

Gove nicked our schools and handed them to his mates

Further to the question of 'hey Gove, where have the title deeds of our state schools gone?' there is a post on the Guardian comment is free site, in …

Homophobic Ammonia Nightclub Attack: Victim May Never See Again

A man who had ammonia sprayed into his eyes in a homophobic attack has been told his vision may never fully recover.<p>The victim was one of three men …

Ofsted Boss Sir Michael Wilshaw Gave Wild Praise To 'Trojan Horse' Park View School In 2012

When Sir Michael Wilshaw, then the fresh-faced new head of Ofsted, met the headteacher of the first school in the country to be rated outstanding …

Gove and May in 'Pickles sandwich' as MPs debate 'Trojan Horse'

<b>We're fairly used to unanswered questions on Newsnight, but the scene in the Commons on Monday afternoon broke new ground.</b><p>Home Secretary Theresa May appeared on the front bench to answer an urgent question from her shadow, Yvette Cooper, on her "conduct with government to tackle extremism".<p>That was …

Great Britain

Anti-Homeless Spikes In London Draw Condemnation

Metal spikes to prevent rough sleepers placed outside a London housing complex have caused a storm online with some comparing them to pigeon …

Hunt demands Gove explain himself to MPs

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has said that Michael Gove must come to the Commons on Monday to explain to MPs why he refused to act on warnings that Islamist extremists were attempting to influence teaching in schools in Birmingham<p>Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has called on …

Gove accused of using national security council to promote 'neocon' ideas

A former Conservative prisons minister has accused Michael Gove of using Britain's national security council to promote "neocon" ideas that could encourage moderates to move towards Islamist extremism.<p>Crispin Blunt spoke out after an extraordinary cabinet row broke out between Gove and Theresa May …

Newsnight: Billy Bragg Takes On Peter Hitchens On What It Means To Be English (VIDEO)

On <i>Newsnight</i> on Thursday, musician and activist Billy Bragg took on columnist Peter Hitchens on what it means to be English, though the most …

'Two Weeks' To Protect Against Computer Virus That Is 'Literally Extorting People'

UK residents will have 'two weeks' to protect themselves against a 'powerful computer attack' that ransoms people's data, according to the National …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

UKIP MEP Roger Helmer Says NHS Should Fund 'Gay Cure Therapy'

A Ukip MEP has said the NHS should fund 'gay cure therapy'.<p>Roger Helmer, who is standing in the Newark by-election this week, suggested it is no …

NSA capturing millions of facial images a day

US spies are capturing "millions of images a day" of Americans and foreigners for use in facial recognition programmes, documents leaked by the whistle-blower Edward Snowden show.<p>The government spy agency, the NSA, was scooping up the images from sources including social media, private emails and …

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Whitewash?

<i>Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 30 May 2014...</i><p><b>1) WHITEWASH?</b><p>It's not often I agree 100% with the splash headline on the front of …

Northern Ireland's first minister called on to apologise publicly to Muslims

Thousands attending an anti-racist rally in central Belfast on Saturday heard a demand that Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson issue a public apology for insulting Muslims living in the region.<p>A Muslim nurse who has worked in the local NHS for more than a decade told protestors …

School refuses to let female best friends attend deb ball together

A Victorian public school is refusing to allow a female student to take another girl as her date to a debutante ball, despite the school being a signatory to the state’s anti-homophobia Safe Schools Coalition.<p>Justin Prewett says his 17-year-old daughter, Kiana, has been told by authorities at …

Here's How Well Anti-EU And Anti-Immigrant Parties Did In Yesterday's European Election

Yesterday, all of Europe held elections for the European Parliament. One of the big stories was the success of anti-EU, anti-immigrant, right-wing parties.<p>Via Mats Person, here's a look at how they did in various countries.

Europe

Video shows fatal shooting of Palestinians

A human rights group has released footage that it says shows Israeli security forces shooting dead two apparently unarmed Palestinian teenagers.<p>The video released on Tuesday allegedly showed the teenagers, who posed no danger, being shot during a protest last week on Nakba day , when the …