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Vatican hits back at UN committee for abuse report

Vatican has struck back at a UN human rights committee that issued a scathing report on sex abuse by priests, accusing it of straying beyond its mandate and discrediting the UN as a whole<p>The Vatican on Friday criticised a damning UN report on the Catholic Church's handling of child sex abuse cases, …

Security Experts Overwhelmingly Disagree With Snowden

Going against the general perception of the American people, security experts overwhelmingly believe that Snowden's leaks were not worth it.<p>Out of a survey of 100 experts, 80% of those interviewed by the National Journal believe that Snowden's revelations d id little to benefit the country, and …

Surveillance

Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa mosque

Clashes have erupted between Israeli forces and worshippers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after noon prayers.<p>Israeli forces raided the mosque compound and fired stun grenades on Friday, while dozens of worshipers threw stones and chanted: "We sacrifice our blood and …

Contractor pleads guilty in leak case

A State Department contractor charged with leaking top-secret information about North Korea to Fox News entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to serve a 13-month prison term.<p>During an 80-minute hearing at U.S. District Court, Stephen Kim pleaded guilty to a single felony count of disclosing …

Person in Custody After Trying to Climb White House Fence

According to an official with the United States Secret Service, an individual attempted to climb the White House fence Friday afternoon, prompting a lockdown.<p>The person was taken into custody by Park Police and Secret Service Officers.<p>An all-clear has been issued.<p>The Secret Service official said …

Secret Service

Amanda Knox: I feel stranded and trapped since new guilty verdict

Amanda Knox, who was reconvicted last week of the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher, has told the Guardian she feels "stranded" and "trapped".<p>Knox, 26, spent four years in jail with her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. The pair were arrested in 2007 and convicted in 2009. …