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"Fair and Balanced"

“Fair and Balanced”: Fox News and Fox Business Now on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / August 19, 2013<p>One downside to a world dominated by social media is …

Prosecutor in Manning case calls for 60-year prison sentence

FT. MEADE, Md. — Military prosecutors in the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning asked the judge Monday to sentence him to at least 60 years in prison, arguing that his leaks of classified documents severely damaged U.S. intelligence operations and made a mockery of the country's diplomatic …

National Security

Murder Charges Against Pakistan's Musharraf Are Unprecedented

The indictment Tuesday of former Pakistani President and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges connected to the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is an unprecedented exercise of power by a civilian court in a country long dominated by the nation's military, NPR's …

Egypt crisis: Brotherhood condemns Mohammad Badie arrest

<b>Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the arrest of its leader Mohammad Badie over allegations of incitement to violence and murder.</b><p>A Brotherhood spokesman said the arrest was part of a plot against the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak.<p>Mr Badie was detained near the site of a Cairo …

Blasts from the past

AN UNUSUALLY large infestation of poisonous jellyfish notwithstanding, China’s leaders are—or have been very recently—meeting at their traditional …

Huawei wishes Pakistan happy independence with map that gets its borders wrong

Whether it’s British pornography or US national security, the Chinese technology and telecoms giant Huawei seems to have a knack for getting itself embroiled in politics. Last week the company managed to offend Pakistan with a PR reach-out wishing it happy independence.<p>As Tech in Asia points out, …

Google Maps

Thai villagers mistake Google maps car driver for government spy.

Google has been raked over the proverbial coals this week over allegations that it doesn’t take Gmail users’ privacy seriously. But in Thailand, the …

Feds seized $2.9M in Bitcoin funds from Mt. Gox, court docs show

The federal government sent a strong signal to Bitcoin traders earlier this year when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seized an account …

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