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German police warn of exploding train ticket machines

<b>Police in Germany are urging train passengers to be wary of ticket machines that they say could explode after being tampered with by thieves.</b><p>Criminals in the central state of Hesse have discovered a way of breaking into the machines by filling them with flammable gas, taping over openings and …

Sex and Drug Charges: Post-Soviet Governments' New Weapons Against Activists

If the ruling clique doesn't like what dissidents are doing, they can always just accuse them or being pornographers or drug addicts.<p>If you didn't know any better, you'd think that dissidents in much of the former Soviet Union were a bunch of foul-mouthed junkie pornographers.<p>In March, police in …

Glastonbury: BBC coverage to be 'truly digital'

<b>The BBC has unveiled plans for its first "truly digital" coverage of this summer's Glastonbury Festival.</b><p>For the first time there will be 250 hours of live broadcasting from the six main music stages.<p>Bob Shennan, the BBC's controller of popular music, called it a "monumental logistical …

Syria's new anti-aircraft missiles will be game-changing, say defence analysts

Syria's new anti-aircraft missile system will have a "game-changing" effect on the regime's defence capabilities, and pose a serious military threat …

Will the spying scandal claim the scalp of attorney general Eric Holder? | Dan Roberts

Why is Eric Holder suddenly under so much pressure?<p>The attorney general is one of President Obama's most experienced cabinet secretaries, but he has …

Iraq violence claims more lives

Fresh attacks in Iraq, including car bombs in Baghdad, have killed more than 20, including 12 police officers, amid a surge of violence that has left 160 dead in a week and increased fears of all-out sectarian conflict.<p>On Thursday morning, a car bomb in the neighbourhood of Binouq in northeast …

Guantánamo Bay hunger strike worsens in spite of Obama's promises

A long-running hunger strike by detainees at Guantánamo has worsened since Barack Obama promised action to close the controversial prison camp in a …

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Syria conflict: 10 moments that drove the crisis forward

Two years after a Facebook page appeared calling for revolution, the uprising in Syria has developed into a full-blown civil war, a humanitarian …