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Edward Snowden: US surveillance 'not something I'm willing to live under'

Edward Snowden predicted more than a month ago while still in hiding in Hong Kong that the US government would seek to demonise him, telling the …

Margarine v butter: are synthetic spreads toast?

Butter v marg: it's a fight that has gone on for decades. On one side, there's butter – rich, creamy, defiantly full-fat and made for millennia by …

Trayvon Martin's father tells Sanford jury of his son's 'last cry for help'

The father of Trayvon Martin spoke in court on Monday of the moment he heard on tape the shot that killed the teenager, and the "last cry for help" …

Bradley Manning trial hears of outlook on life in months before leaks began

Bradley Manning hoped to use his knowledge of politics, world affairs, philosophy, art and science to better serve his military commanders and save …

Stories of bravery emerge from Asiana Airlines crash

Aircraft crew and emergency first responders have revealed they used knives, an axe and sheer muscle to free people trapped in the burning Boeing 777 …

14 Foods That Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body's immune response; without it, we can't heal. But when it's out of control—as in rheumatoid arthritis—it can damage …

Pakistan's Bin Laden dossier | US & Canada

On the night of May 1, 2011, US special forces launched a raid deep into Pakistani territory to capture or kill al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. On President Barack Obama's orders, US soldiers flew via helicopter to the Pakistani army garrison town of Abbottabad, where their intelligence indicated …

Leaked report shows Bin Laden's 'hidden life'

Government report obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera reveals results of investigation into AQ chief's life on the run.<p>Former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was able to hide in Pakistan for nine years due to the "collective failure" of state military and intelligence authorities, a leaked Pakistani …

Pope puts focus on plight of refugees

Pope Francis spoke during a visit to an Italian island which is a key destination for tens of thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East.<p>He has called for an end to the worldwide indifference to the plight of refugees. And he laid a wreath in remembrance of the thousands have died …

Nunavut and the future of Canada's Arctic

<b>Iqaluit, Canada</b> - Royal Canadian Air Force jets will streak across the arctic sky on Tuesday, part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the agreement that created Nunavut, a northern territory home to about 30,000 native Inuit people.<p>It was the largest indigenous land claim in Canada’s …

Indonesian men survive days trapped by tigers

Five men live, one dies, as group attacked by Sumatran tigers after accidentally catching a cub.<p>Five men have been rescued in Indonesia after being trapped in trees for five days by an ambush of Sumatran tigers which mauled a sixth member of the party to death.<p>The men were found by a police search …

FBI says drones used to monitor people in US

The US uses drones for surveillance in some limited law-enforcement situations, the head of FBI has said, prompting additional debate about the Obama administration's use of domestic surveillance.<p>Robert Mueller's acknowledgement came in response to questions on Wednesday from members of the Senate …

June 2013

June 2013

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Oden on Oden

In a rare and candid interview, the former top pick in the NBA draft discusses his injury-plagued career<p><i>Greg: “So what is this article going to be</i> …

Dwight’s Flight and What We’ve Learned From Free Agency So Far

The madness is nearly over, just like that. Dwight Howard has taken his farts to Houston, finally, and may God have mercy on all our souls. The …

The Rolling Stones of Rap

With Magna Carta … Holy Grail, Jay-Z drags hip-hop into its post-youth period<p>From the moment it was introduced via a handsomely filmed three-minute …

Value Free Agents Who Would Thrive on Chicago Bulls' Bench

Few things are more important right now to the Chicago Bulls than getting star point guard Derrick Rose healthy. But a team's success isn't dependent on one player, and there are still a few cost-effective free agents the team could sign in order to solidify the depth of its roster.<p>Already being a …