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Turkey mass protests: 'Two dead' after teenager's funeral

<b>Two people have died during protests across Turkey following the funeral of a teenager wounded in anti-government clashes last year, local media report.</b><p>One man was shot during clashes in Istanbul's Kurtulus district.<p>In the east of the country a police officer is said to have died of a heart attack …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Leaked Snowden documents detail NSA's plans for 'millions' of malware attacks

Over the past months, leaked documents from the NSA, GCHQ, and other agencies have shed light on efforts to dramatically scale the process of putting malware on targets' computers. At <i>The Intercept</i>, Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher have published more details about how these programs work, and …

Frozen lambasted as pro-gay propaganda by Christian pastor

Frozen, the Oscar-winning Disney cartoon adapted from Hans Christian Andersen, is a vehicle for pro-gay propaganda as well a promoting bestiality, according to a Christian radio show in Colorado.<p>Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church, who hosts Generations Radio, denounced the film as "very …

Inside The Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Terror

A desperate co-pilot locked himself in the cockpit and diverted his Boeing 767 to Switzerland with 164 people aboard—the eighth such hijacking on …

Edward Snowden 'may have been working with Russia'

<b>US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden may have collaborated with Russia, the chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee has alleged.</b><p>"I believe there's a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of an agent in Moscow," Rep Mike Rogers told CBS's "Face the Nation" programme.<p>Mr Rogers …

Surveillance

Islamists exploit weak border to fight in Iraq and Syria

The Iraqi military were on Sunday night trying to dislodge al-Qaida militants in the city of Ramadi, near the Syrian border, using air strikes which left at least 34 people dead.<p>The action came as al-Qaida fighters were also reported to have taken control of Falluja and underlined the fragility of …

Associated Press News

'Life-threatening' cold settles over Midwest

The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of "life-threatening" temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors.<p>Schools canceled Monday classes because of the subzero cold, with parts of Minnesota …

WW2 bomb blast kills digger driver in Germany

<b>A World War Two bomb has exploded at a construction site near a west German town, killing a man and injuring eight others, police say.</b><p>The explosion occurred after a digger accidentally struck the device during excavation work in Euskirchen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.<p>The machine's …

Extremism

Lebanon Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Lebanon (including Beirut, Byblos, Pigeon Rocks, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Middle East

How Zappos Saved Christmas When A Third Of Retailers Screwed Up Delivery

Zappos founder Tony Hsieh’s famous obsession with customer service paid off this holiday season. The Amazon-owned online shoe emporium came out on top in a Christmas delivery stress test performed by StellaService, a Nielsen-like ratings firm for internet shopping.<p>StellaService’s team of mystery …

On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands

Blue-collar workers, hit hard by automation and factory offshoring, have been struggling to find high-paying jobs.<p>One industry does offer opportunity: As baby boomers retire and drilling increases, oil and gas companies are hiring. They added 23 percent more workers between 2009 and 2012.<p>But the …

Target says stolen PINs were 'strongly encrypted'

Target Corp. said cybercrooks gained access to "strongly encrypted" personal identification numbers when they hacked their way into its systems and collected data on about 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts during the holiday season.<p>The retailer said Friday that it remained …

Former Amazon Insider Tells Us What It's Like Being An Intern There

However, does Amazon have everything a prospective student would want in an internship? We found a discussion thread on Quora where current and past interns dished on what it was like working at the company.<p>Responses were generally mixed but alot of the participants in the discussion chose to keep …

Employment

Target's Security Woes Bring Competitive Smiles To Wal-Mart And Costco In 2014

As Target continues to deal with a credit and debit card hacking conspiracy that comprised over 40 million accounts, one can only wonder just how much the Target brand and market share will take a hit in 2014 to competitors such as Wal-Mart, Costco, and Kmart.<p>Looking at the financials, the most …

Many consumers in the dark about rising lighting standards

The most commonly used household light bulbs are set to be phased out in just a few days, but a majority of consumers is unaware of the impending changes, according to the 2013 Osram Sylvania Socket Survey.<p>Conducted at the end of every year since 2008, the Socket Survey polls hundreds of consumers …

Poll: Pessimism over the economy

Despite some strong indicators, two-thirds of Americans are not optimistic about the country’s economy, according to a new poll released Friday.<p>The CNN/ORC survey shows that 68 percent of those surveyed think the economy is in poor shape, with over half expecting the economy to remain that way in …

Shells hit south Yemeni funeral gathering

An army tank has shelled a funeral tent erected by the Southern Movement at a school in Yemen, killing 13 people, including three children, medics and officials said.<p>A security official told the Associated Press news agency the shells landed on Friday in the city of Daleh as mourners were paying …

Six charged over gang rape in India

Woman allegedly raped twice by two groups of men, a year after the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi<p>Police arrested 10 people and charged six of them with raping a 21-year-old woman in southern India, police said on Friday, a year after a fatal gang rape in New Delhi spurred debate on …

Angry Turks clash with police and call on their government to resign

The streets of Istanbul and Ankara were echoing with cries of “thieves” and “resign” on Friday night as demonstrators showed their anger with the government and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.<p>There were clashes with riot police on the edge of Taksim square, which was blocked off to prevent …

UPS says holiday backlog cleared, but customers remain angry

Angry customers are demanding refunds after shipper UPS failed to get their gifts to them as promised<p>Leaders of UPS say they've cleared a backlog of holiday packages - but angry customers are demanding refunds because some gifts did not arrive by Christmas.<p>"We are getting back to normal," said UPS …

Police blame opposition in Ukraine attack

Ukrainian police have accused five suspects in the savage beating of a local journalist of having links to the opposition, just as reporter Tetyana Chornovol suggested she was attacked for documenting the opulence of Ukraine's political elite.<p>The conflicting accusations on Friday came days after …

Homolka back in Canada, sister tells Magnotta trial

Karla Homolka is back in Canada.<p>The notorious former wife and accomplice of sex predator Paul Bernardo had previously been living in Guadeloupe, where she was raising her children. However, two years ago, a journalist discovered her whereabouts in the Caribbean islands.<p>Ms. Homolka is now back in …

Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

An unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey has revealed transactions that may have allowed Tehran to circumvent harsh U.S. and E.U. sanctions.<p>A …