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    Snowden leaks at 10 years: more data more controls

    In 2013 US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden stunned the world with revelations that the massive US spy apparatus was secretly sucking up communications and private data on people around the world, from the lowest social media poster to the phone calls of German chancellor Angela Merkel.They showed the US was able to tap into the phones of allied leaders and that the NSA had a program called Prism that collected user data from internet giants like Google and Facebook -- with and without the

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    Fossil fuelled: Climate talks begin with spotlight on oil chief

    The future of fossil fuels -- the leading source of planet-heating emissions -- will face scrutiny at UN climate negotiations Monday with an under-fire Emirati oil chief poised to step into the driver's seat.But he has also focused on tackling carbon emissions -- with controversial technologies to capture CO2 -- rather than reducing the use of fossil fuels, insisting they will have a key role in the energy transition.

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    Hundreds protest Sweden's new anti-terror laws

    Hundreds of people protested in Stockholm on Sunday against new anti-terror legislation that was passed to address Turkey's opposition to Sweden joining NATO. The demonstration was organised by groups close to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), outlawed by Turkey, which this week warned against "terrorists" being allowed to demonstrate in Sweden.Even though the PKK is also considered a terrorist organisation in Sweden -- as in the rest of the EU -- its supporters are generally allowed to protes

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    Hong Kong police detain more than 20 on Tiananmen anniversary

    Hong Kong police on Sunday detained more than 20 people, including key pro-democracy figures trying to commemorate the anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown, as hundreds in Taiwan mourned the dead with a vigil.Hong Kong police said late Sunday they had detained 23 people between the ages of 20 to 74 who were suspected of "breaching the peace". 

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    Pill halves risk of death in type of lung cancer

    A pill has been shown to halve the risk of death from a certain type of lung cancer when taken daily after surgery to remove the tumor, according to clinical trial results presented on Sunday. They had to have been operated on first to remove the tumor, then half of the patients took the treatment daily, and the other a placebo. 

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    U.S. Postal Service Reveals State With Worst Record On Dog Bites

    USPS provided hard statistics on how many mail carriers were attacked by dogs in 2022.

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    Dem Lawmakers Speak Out Against Cop City Arrests

    Dozens of individuals have been arrested and face severe charges in connection to a movement to stop a controversial police training facility in Atlanta.

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    Marjorie Taylor Greene Constituent Compares Rep. To The Woman Who 'Got Emmett Till Killed'

    Greene responded by saying race had nothing to do with her calling Rep. Jamaal Bowman "aggressive."

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    Spell it out: Paris' Champs-Elysees hosts mass 'dictation'

    Not to be outdone by US-style spelling bee extravaganzas, Paris's most famous street the Champs-Elysees was transformed into an open-air mass "dictation" spellathon Sunday, pitting thousands of France's brainiest bookworms against one another.Marc-Antoine Jamet, president of the Champs-Elysees Committee which hosted the dictation during , said the event went beyond spelling. 

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    Florida Mom Allegedly Left Kids In Car To Shoplift. The Car Then Caught Fire.

    Alicia Moore faces arson and child neglect charges following the blaze that police said left one child with first-degree burns, including to her face and ears.

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    Rep. Jamie Raskin Says He Hopes To Decide On Senate Run By Fourth Of July

    The Maryland Democrat said he is still considering whether to join the 2024 race to replace retiring Sen. Ben Cardin.

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    New clashes on Russian side of Ukraine border: Russian governor

    The governor of Russia's Belgorod region on the border with Ukraine said on Sunday that fighting was ongoing on his side of the frontier and acknowledged pro-Ukrainian forces had taken Russians prisoner during cross-border clashes.Russia's army subsequently claimed to have repelled a "sabotage group of Ukrainian terrorists" seeking to cross the frontier near to the settlement.

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    Kremlin critic Navalny in 'good mood' on third birthday behind bars

    Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said Sunday he was in good spirits on his third birthday behind bars, despite tougher prison conditions and yet another spell in solitary confinement.Navalny, who used to mobilise massive protests against the Kremlin, is serving a nine-year prison sentence on embezzlement and other charges.

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    NATO chief urges Turkey not to veto Sweden's bid

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday called on Ankara to drop its opposition to Sweden's bid to join the US-led defence alliance, hoping Stockholm's accession would be finalised "as soon as possible". "I look forward to finalising Sweden's accession as soon as possible," he said. 

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    Sudan battles rage as US, Saudi urge new truce talks

    The United States and Saudi Arabia on Sunday made a renewed push for truce talks between Sudan's warring generals as deadly fighting has raged into its eighth week.Multiple ceasefires have been agreed and broken, and Washington slapped sanctions on the two warring generals last week, blaming both sides for the "appalling" bloodshed.

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    Deadly India train crash brings focus back on safety

    Railway teams worked non-stop Sunday restoring tracks after India's deadliest train crash in decades, a tragedy that has reignited safety concerns about one of the largest networks in the world.Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday linked the cause of the latest crash to the signal system, on a "change that occurred during electronic interlocking", a technical term for a complex computer signal system meant to stop crashes.

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    In Belgorod, Russians who fled border shelling find help

    Soap, wet wipes and children's toys: Irina Burlakova, a 30-year-old Russian woman, picks up humanitarian aid after having fled Shebekino, a border town heavily shelled by Ukraine this week. Tatiana Kozheleva, a pensioner who fled Shebekino, said her balcony was damaged by shelling in the border city. 

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    Polish opposition stages major anti-government protest

    Half a million protesters packed the streets of central Warsaw on Sunday, Poland's opposition organisers said claiming one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in the 30 years since the end of communism."City Hall estimates (the number of protesters) at 500,000 now," the organisers' spokesman Jan Grabiec told AFP. Decked out in the red and white colours of the nation, demonstrators carried placards proclaiming "Enough's enough", "No to authoritarian Poland" and blaming the ruling PiS pa

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    India rail crash probe focuses on electronic track management system

    Investigators are probing an electronic track management system that they suspect malfunctioned and caused India’s deadliest train crash in more than two decades, railways officials said on Sunday. At least 275 people were killed on Friday when a passenger train hit a stationary freight train, went off the tracks and hit another passenger train passing in the opposite direction in the eastern state of Odisha. In their first detailed briefing on the crash, Indian Railways officials said that failure of the track management system was the main focus of investigations.

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    As Ron DeSantis Barnstorms New Hampshire, Thousands Of Floridians Lose Health Insurance

    He's attacking Disney and "the woke mob" on the campaign trail, but his policies back home are making it harder for low-income residents to stay insured.

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    An Obscure Bipartisan Shipping Clause Could Derail One Of Biden’s Big Clean Energy Goals

    But supporters say the legislation is essential for allowing U.S. workers to compete with foreign rivals.

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    Official links deadly Indian train crash to signal system

    The cause of India's deadliest train disaster in decades was linked to the signal system, the railway minister said Sunday, as families scoured hospitals and morgues for missing relatives and deaths were expected to top 288.Sudhanshu Sarangi, director general of Odisha Fire Services, said the death toll stood at 288 but was expected to rise further, potentially approaching 380.

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    Uganda reports 54 peacekeepers killed in Somalia jihadist attack

    Some 54 Ugandan peacekeepers died when militants besieged an African Union base in Somalia last week, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said, in one of the worst recent attacks by Al-Shabaab jihadists in the war-torn country.Last year, Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud launched an "all-out war" against Al-Shabaab, rallying Somalis to help flush out members of the jihadist group he described as "bedbugs".

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    Uganda says 54 peacekeepers killed in Somalia attack

    Some 54 Ugandan peacekeepers died when militants besieged an African Union base in Somalia last week, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said, in one of the worst recent attacks by Al-Shabaab jihadists.Museveni had already said last week that an initial panicked reaction to the attack contributed to the toll.

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    China warns 'NATO-like' alliances could lead to conflict in Asia-Pacific

    China's defence minister warned Sunday against establishing NATO-like military alliances in the Asia-Pacific, saying they would plunge the region into a "whirlpool" of conflict.Li warned that these alliances would "plunge the Asia-Pacific into a whirlpool of disputes and conflicts".