Albert Moriarty

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Russia warns of Mideast suffering if U.S. strikes Syria

Russia says a U.S. strike on its only Mideast ally would violate international law.<p>As U.S. ships and British warplanes neared the shores of its last remaining ally in the Middle East, Russia warned again Tuesday that any military intervention in Syria would have "catastrophic consequences" for the …

Edward Snowden given possible lifeline as Bolivia hints it would grant asylum

Bolivia threw a possible lifeline to the surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden on Tuesday, telling Russian television it would consider granting …

China to join Russia for largest naval drills with foreign partner

China will join Russia later this week for its largest-ever naval drills with a foreign partner, underlining deepening ties between the former cold …

Deadly clashes ahead of Morsi's speech

Clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi have erupted in Egypt, killing at least one and injuring hundreds more.<p>About 230 people were hurt in the violence on Wednesday as the Egyptian president prepared to address the nation amid growing calls for him to step down.<p>Fears …

Can Qatar replace its renaissance man? | US & Canada

For the past two decades, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani - Qatar’s outgoing foreign minister and prime minister - has been one of the most powerful men in the country.<p>But Qatar’s new leader, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, announced that he will appoint a new prime minister, Sheikh …

Philippines recommends coast guard charges over Taiwan shooting

<b>Philippine justice officials have recommended that charges be filed against coast guards who shot dead a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters.</b><p>Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the findings had been presented to President Benigno Aquino for review.<p>The incident, which took place on 9 May, …

Peru hands Shining Path leader life sentence

A Peruvian court has sentenced one of the last historic leaders of the Shining Path Maoist group to life in prison on terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering charges.<p>Florencio Flores Hala, or "Comrade Artemio," raised his fist in defiance on Friday as the sentence was read at a prison on …

How the Protests Will Impact Turkey at Home and Abroad

What was held up as a modern, Muslim nation now seems chaotic and oppressive.<p>Walking among the police stations set ablaze and the burned-out shells of buses and cars in the heart of Istanbul Sunday morning, one could only gasp and wonder, "Are we in Turkey?"<p>Locals said they didn't recognize their …

Indonesia 'would co-operate' with Coalition on boats

High-ranking Indonesian ministers and officials have indicated privately that Indonesia would cooperate with a Coalition government to turn back …

Boracay islanders fear for their lives in battle with Philippine tourist trade

It is considered one of the world's most beautiful islands, a still-not-totally-discovered destination where tourists can frolic on white sands by …

US and China to discuss cybersecurity at high-level diplomatic meetings

The scourge of military and commercial hacking is to become the subject of high-level diplomatic talks between the US and China, in an apparent …

Nuclear states developing new weapons in defiance of treaty, report claims

All five legally recognised nuclear states as defined by the non-proliferation treaty – China, France, Russia, the UK and US – are either deploying …

China poultry plant fire kills scores

A fire at a poultry abattoir in north-east China has killed at least 112 people, with dozens of others injured, authorities have said.<p>The fire broke …

UN 'extremely concerned' for repatriated North Korean defectors

The UN says it is "extremely concerned" that nine North Korean defectors, including five children, who were forcibly repatriated by Laos and China …

Venezuela running out of wine and bread for Holy Communion

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Chuck Hagel accuses China of 'cyber intrusions' on US

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has accused China of waging cyber espionage against the United States, stepping up pressure on Beijing over the issue ahead of a key bilateral summit.<p>Speaking at a Singapore security forum attended by senior Chinese military officials, the Pentagon chief pointedly …

Shields and Brooks on Arms to Syria, James Comey for FBI

Turkey police crack down on protests

Turkish riot police have used tear gas and water cannon during clashes with thousands of protesters in Istanbul, as more people joined the second day of the fiercest anti-government demonstrations for years.<p>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for an immediate end to the …

How to Read Clouds as a Photographer

Having been a wedding photographer in Sydney for a few years, I’m continually amazed at how much my photography is dependent on weather conditions. …

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3D Book Sculptures Symbolize Struggles with OCD

UK-based graphic designer Thomas Wightman has created a series of sculptures that visually convey personal emotion through symbolic form. Specifically, he researched the thoughts and feelings of those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) because he says, “I want to create a voice for …

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Obama Rejects Perpetual War, but Questions Remain About Targeted Killings

<i>President Barack Obamaspeaks about national security, Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. (AP</i> …

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Hurricane forecast: Three to six 'major' storms could emerge this year

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1, is shaping up to deliver above-normal activity again this year, according to several …

Philippine troops in deadly clash with rebels

At least 12 people have been killed, including seven government soldiers, in fresh clashes as military steps up its offensive against rebels in the southern Philippines, officials say.<p>The fighting on Saturday in Sulu province's coastal town of Patikul between the military and members of Abu Sayyaf, …

Dozens killed in India after Maoist ambush

Heavily-armed Maoist rebels have killed at least 27 people, including Congress Party leaders, after ambushing a convoy in a remote tribal belt of central India, officials have said.<p>The head of the party in the state of Chhattisgarh, Nand Kumar Patel, and his son, who were kidnapped by the rebels …