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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Senate blocks bill that would end US bulk data dragnet
The US Senate rejected legislation early Saturday aimed at reforming NSA intelligence gathering, a blow to President Barack Obama and others who support ending the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records.
The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on electronics technology invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of superconductivity, federal prosecutors said.
Gunmen in South Sudan have shot dead a radio journalist in the war-torn eastern state of Jonglei, colleagues said Friday.
The German parliament passed a new law Friday aimed at streamlining wage-bargaining and preventing small, localized industrial disputes -- like the recent strikes by train drivers and pilots -- from paralyzing entire sectors.
Emails from Hillary Clinton obtained Thursday by a U.S. daily revealed her own sources provided intelligence on a deadly 2012 attack in Libya that conflicted with White House statements.
A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of an African-American whose death from injuries he suffered in police custody sparked rioting in Baltimore and nationwide protests. The indictment allows the city's top prosecutor to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."
Amnesty International on Friday accused Ukrainian forces of torture and pro-Russian rebels of even more serious war crimes such as summary executions committed both before and after a February truce deal.
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Turkey party nails big banner over ancient Roman aqueduct
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has outraged archeologists by nailing a giant election banner over an ancient Istanbul aqueduct that is one of the city's most famed landmarks.
It's another sun-drenched day but the deckchairs of a four-star hotel on the island of Djerba stand empty, in a sign of the "catastrophic" summer on the horizon for Tunisian tourism.
Jhoset was asleep in his crib when the wall of mud washed over La Margarita, sweeping away everything in its path, killing his mother and leaving the 11 month old an orphan.
  
  
  
  
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