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UK has changed for worse under Queen Elizabeth: poll

Almost half of Britons believe Britain has changed for the worse during Queen Elizabeth’s 60-year reign but most think that celebrations to mark her sixth decade on the throne will be good for business and Britain’s character, a poll showed on Monday. Huge crowds are expected to celebrate 86-year-old Elizabeth’s …

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US terror drone strikes kill 31 in 72 hours

US terror drones and attack helicopters have killed 31 people in Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan over the course of 72 hours. A non-UN sanctioned US assassination drone strike in the southern Yemeni province of Bayda left seven people dead on Monday. The drone fired missiles on a convoy of three …

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NATO to ban its Afghan forces from taking war-zone pics

No photos = No problem? NATO forces in southwestern Afghanistan will implement a total ban on soldiers’ taking personal photos during military operations. This comes in the wake of major scandals involving US servicemen being pictured with dead Taliban fighters. The ISAF command in Helmand province announced only official photos …

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Arming of domestic drones

Domestic armed drone

With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come upover privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft. Drones have been used overseas to target and kill high-level terror leaders and are also being used along the U.S.-Mexico border in …

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$657,000 fine for downloading 30 songs

30 songs illegal download $675k

A 29-year-old Rhode Island man is expected to pay $675,000 for the unauthorized downloading of 30 songs after the Supreme Court said on Monday that they will not weigh in on one of the record industry’s longest-running copyright infringement cases. Joel Tenenbaum of Providence, RI will now go back to …

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250,000+ defy anti-protest law in Quebec

Over 120 people have been detained following a massive rally marking the 100th day of demos against tuition hikes in Montreal. Many also came to protest a new law limiting the right to demonstrate. The center of Canada’s second-largest city was swarming with people, as huge crowds turned out to …

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Leadership lessons from dancing guy

Transcript: If you’ve learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let’s watch a movement happen, start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and dissect some lessons: A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he’s doing is so simple, it’s almost instructional. …

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Julian Assange’s The World Tomorrow: Surviving Guantanamo (E5)

The 5th episode of The World Tomorrow takes us to the very heart of America’s War on Terror: Guantanamo Bay. In the episode Julian Assange speaks with Moazzam Begg – former Gitmo prisoner and a rights campaigner fighting for those still trapped behind the wire, and Asim Qureshi – former …

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