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Turkey: Embattled Erdogan defends AK Party as trio of ministers resign

Turkey’s government is in turmoil after three cabinet ministers resigned in the space of a single day.<p>The trio quit amid a high-level corruption probe engulfing the ruling AK Party.<p>Environment Minister Erdogan Bayraktar, rejecting allegations there had been pressure on him to step down, broke ranks …

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood formally designated 'terrorist organisation'

The Egyptian prime minister has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist organisation”.<p>Hazem el-Beblawi accused the group of a suicide bomb attack that ripped through a police station in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura on Tuesday.<p>The now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood condemned the …

Egypt designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian government intensified its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday, formally listing the group as a terrorist organisation after accusing it of carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a police station that killed 16 people.<p>The move marked a major escalation in …

Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed details of electronic surveillance by American and British spy services, warned of the dangers posed by a loss of privacy in a message broadcast to Britain on Christmas Day.<p>A picture of Edward Snowden, a …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

Scientists create detailed map of dinosaur brain

Scientists have created a detailed map of the dinosaur brain for the first time and found that the ancient beasts had the faculties for complex behaviour, and perhaps made sounds to communicate with one another.<p>The map provides an unprecedented view of the makeup of the dinosaur brain and a glimpse …

Empire State building hosts Halloween light display

Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners - in pictures http://gu.com/p/3kvy3/fb 1st prize: Chaetoceros debilis (marine diatom), a plankton organism that lives in colonies Photograph: Wim van Egmond

Ten of the world's weirdest restaurants: http://gu.com/p/3jhbc/fb A new Moscow restaurant staffed entirely by sets of twins is an odd concept, but that's nothing compared to some of the bizarre eateries in other parts of the world. Dinner on the loo, anyone? Have you come across a weird restaurant? Tell us about it here: http://gu.com/p/3jhbc/fb Photograph: Alamy

Time is not money

“THE love of money”, St Paul memorably wrote to his protégé Timothy, “is the root of all evil.” “All” may be putting it a bit strongly, but dozens of …

Swiss Politician Bans Minarets then Converts to Islam

Perhaps Allah will put, between you and those to whom you have been enemies among them, affection. And Allah is competent, and Allah is Forgiving and …

In Guardian Cook: The 10 best banana recipes Bananas, the nation's favourite raw snack, are endlessly versatile in the kitchen. Mash and fry, slice and curry or unzip and bake whole – see which of these 10 treatments you prefer http://t.gu.com/n8iy3 Photo: Tiny banana tartes tatin. Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian

San Francisco plane crash

Audio recordings released of emergency calls from San Francisco plane crash

America against democracy

REVELATIONS in the wake of Edward Snowden's civil disobedience continue to roll in. The <i>New York Times</i> reports that the Federal Intelligence …

Egypt coup: winners and losers http://bit.ly/10EbtX7 Who stands to gain after a military coup removing Mohamed Morsi from power? Photograph: Li Muzi/Chine Nouvelle/Sipa/Rex Features

A perilous path

EGYPT'S President Muhammad Morsi has been deposed in a military coup. As the country plans its future, the problem is less the army’s influence than …

Earth may have had two moons – before one was destroyed in collision

<b>Earth may once have had two moons before one was destroyed in a collision, scientists claim.</b><p>Our moon’s smaller ‘twin’ lasted for only a few million …

Egypt protests: army issues 48-hour ultimatum - live coverage http://bit.ly/14lB6ge Were you at the demonstrations? Share your images, video and text with us: http://bit.ly/12BRIvM • Up to five ministers resign from Morsi's government • Health ministry says 16 killed and hundreds wounded • Muslim Brotherhood's offices targeted as police stand by • Defiant Morsi dismisses call for his removal Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

As Edward Snowden tries to avoid extradition to the US, he's facing off against an ancient legal framework. But who exactly signed the world's very first extradition agreement? (Clue: It was a long, long, time ago.) And why was Spain's Costa del Sol known as the Costa del Crime? http://bbc.in/17EEEyL

Burj Khalifa: Google captures stunning views on top of the world’s tallest building

<b>You can now see what it’s like to stand on top of the world’s tallest building from the comfort of your living room chair.</b><p>Internet search engine …

How does GCHQ's internet surveillance work? Learn more about the system for collecting content and metadata, and what GCHQ can do with it: http://bit.ly/19nRJJZ How GCHQ set out to spy on the world wide web http://bit.ly/15qRl9s Photograph: Rex Features

Kone, a Finnish liftmaker, has announced that after a decade of development at its laboratory in Lohja, which sits above a 333-metre-deep mineshaft which the firm uses as a test bed, it has devised a system that should be able to raise an elevator a kilometre (3,300 feet) or more. This is twice as far as the things can go at present http://econ.st/17Kaj0I

George Osborne’s missing cat accused of being a Chinese spy after returning

George Osborne’s cat, which went missing for two years, has been accused of being a foreign spy after suddenly returning.<p>Inquisitive Freya is under …