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Malaysia's home ministry suspends top publications over 1MDB reports | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Malaysian government’s crackdown on the media and dissenters widened on Friday, as the home ministry suspended publication of two leading financial newspapers over their reporting of alleged graft at the country’s troubled state investment fund.<p>Traffic passes a …

North Africa

Buzz Aldrin shoots down moon landing conspiracy theorists

Astronaut took to Twitter to answer people who believe moon landing was faked<p>Buzz Aldrin has weighed in on the debate over the first moon landing after conspiracy theorists used the 46th anniversary of the event to suggest it was faked.<p>Professor Brian Cox was first to take on the landing deniers, …

Conspiracies

Associated Press News

China plans the world's longest undersea tunnel

China is planning another engineering marvel: a tunnel more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel underneath Bohai Bay<p>At more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel, China's latest mega project is not short of ambition.<p>A 76-mile-long tunnel will run between the northern city of Dalian …

U.S. Ice Storm 'Holds Hands' With UK Flood

Yet another storm battered southern parts of the United Kingdom on Friday, with winds up to 80 mph and heavy rain. Based on satellite imagery, this …

Author Of Book Yanked In India Says Move Has Backfired

We told you earlier today [Friday] about a University of Chicago professor whose book was withdrawn in India after a Hindu group brought a court challenge against the publisher, Penguin Books, India.<p>The book in question is Wendy Doniger's <i>The Hindus: An Alternative History</i>. The Shiksha Bachao …

Nazis 'researched use of mosquitoes for war' at Dachau

<b>German scientists at Dachau concentration camp researched the possible use of malaria-infected mosquitoes as weapons during World War Two, a researcher has claimed.</b><p>Dr Klaus Reinhardt of Tuebingen University examined the archives of the Entomological Institute at Dachau.<p>He found that biologists had …

Mosquitoes

Snowden accuses U.S. of industrial espionage

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The U.S. uses its digital surveillance capabilities to commit industrial espionage, Edward Snowden has claimed in an interview …

Lifestraw Go

For a long time, finding fresh drinking water out in the wilderness was a chore — you either had to bring along purification packets, or else boil …

Obama Inches Closer to Limiting NSA Power

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama has spent this week consulting lawmakers, privacy experts and intelligence official …

Associated Press News

How Google manages over 40,000 Macs…without much help from Apple

During a talk at the LISA ’13 conference in Washington D.C earlier this month, a couple members from Google’s Macintosh Operations team explained how the company has been forced to develop its own set of tools to manage its fleet of roughly 43,000 Macs. The reason, according to Google engineers …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.<p>It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative …

Details of Android Kitkat Leaked

A leak published today suggests the next version of Android — named ‘KitKat’ — will focus on catering for low-end smartphones, while also supporting wearable devices (including that rumored smartwatch) and Google-powered TVs.<p>The author, ex-WSJ reporter Amir Efrati, suggests that — in addition to …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Senate hearing to explore security clearances

WASHINGTON — A Senate Democrat says he's concerned that the Washington Navy Yard gunman was able to obtain a security clearance despite having a "troubled" and "unstable" past.<p>A Senate hearing into the nation's security clearance system opened Thursday, weeks after former Navy reservist Aaron …

Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their users' data around the world.<p>Citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward …

US drone strike in Somalia kills top al-Shabaab explosives expert

A US drone strike in Somalia has killed two senior members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, including its top explosives expert, officials and residents have said.<p>The strike is a further sign of intensifying US military intervention against the al-Qaida affiliate in the wake of …

Associated Press News

NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide

<i>The Washington Post</i> has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. The paper is reporting that the NSA is currently collecting contact lists from email and instant message services from users worldwide — and Americans are among those whose data is being harvested.<p>The …

Nest Introduces $129 'Protect' Connected Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

In line with a report from last month, iPod creator Tony Fadell's company Nest today announced the launch of Nest Protect, a $129 connected smoke and carbon monoxide detector for the home. The detector wirelessly connects with other units and with the Nest Learning Thermostat to enhance the …

Syria: 'Assad regime ordered me to gas people - but I could not do it'

General Zaher al-Sakat tells Richard Spencer that he was ordered three times to use chemical weapons against his own people in Syria - but he could not go through with it.<p>Few thought that the <b>Syrian</b> regime's promise to destroy its chemical weapons would be the end of the story. Brigadier-General …

Israel 'to act' over West Bank diplomats scuffle

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1013000/1013187_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524636793_6745b9f0fee53786c8a984ab888e87c3<p><b>Israel has threatened to take action against a French diplomat after video emerged of her lashing out at an Israeli border policeman.</b><p>The incident took …

Israel

NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports

If a recently leaked document is any indication, the US National Security Agency -- or its UK counterpart -- appears to have put on a Google suit to gather intelligence.<p>Here's one of the latest tidbits on the NSA surveillance scandal (which seems to be generating nearly as many blog items as there …

Surveillance