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Snowden granted 1-year asylum in Russia, leaves airport
Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Yes, They Are Watching
Online Search for Pressure Cooker Sparks Chilling Police Visit -- Serious concerns, many questions follow visit by law enforcement

Tsvangirai denounces Zimbabwe vote as 'huge farce'

Zimbabwe: Political parties failed to cite anomalies- ZEC
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) Chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has revealed that political parties failed to cite any anomalies in the Voters Roll during the Voter Registration exercise after the electoral body invited all stakeholders to identify irregularities on the electoral register.

Sadc, AU laud elections
SADC executive secretary Dr Tomaz Salamao and head of the AU Observer Mission to the harmonised elections and former Nigerian president General Olusegun Obasanjo have lauded Zimbabweans for voting in a peaceful, free and fair manner.

Snowden granted 1-year asylum in Russia, leaves airport
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and is allowed to enter the country's territory.

Snowden leaves Moscow airport, gets refugee status in Russia

NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

Security Consultant Heckles NSA Head: Shouts "Freedom!"; "Read The Constitution!"
The NSA head General Keith Alexander faced a hostile crowd Wednesday while attempting to defend mass surveillance programs at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

US senators rail against intelligence disclosures over NSA practices
Officials say bulk phone records collection was not 'the most important tool' - contradicting previous statements to Congress

NSA Chief Challenges Hackers To Build Better Surveillance Program
The head of the U.S. National Security Agency defended the government's much-criticized surveillance program against hecklers among a crowd of computer systems analysts Wednesday, but also had a challenge for them: If you don't like it, lend your talent to build a better one.

Govt Quietly Preparing for NSA Powers to Be Curbed
Justice Dept Admits It Must Notify Defendants If NSA Surveillance Is Used

Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty on other charges

Bradley Manning verdict brings anger, disappointment – and relief
Manning supporters condemn long sentence in store for army private but acquittal of 'aiding the enemy' charge brings relief

Julian Assange, on Eve of Verdict: 'Bradley Manning Is a Hero'
The WikiLeaks founder also said Monday that Edward Snowden was never trying to go to Russia.

Bradley Manning trial verdict: Acquitted of aiding the enemy, convicted on lesser charges

Editor jailed for seven years and sentenced to 600 LASHES after starting 'Free Saudi Liberals' website

CBC recommends Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security post
Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot.

Man, Woman Jump in Front of LIRR Train in Apparent Double Suicide: Source
Authorities are investigating the deaths as an apparent double suicide, law enforcement official says

More than 100 people killed and 1,000 injured in clashes in Egypt as deposed president Morsi is formally accused of murder and conspiracy with Hamas

Brotherhood accuses Egyptian security forces of shooting dead dozens

Seven dead after standoff, shootings at Hialeah apartment building
A hostage standoff and shootout left seven people dead Saturday at a Hialeah apartment building as investigators worked to piece together what happened.

Outrage as bananas thrown at Italy's first black minister
Italy has seen an outpouring of disgust after a spectator at a party rally threw bananas at the country's first black minister, who has suffered an onslaught of racist slurs since taking office in April.

US says two Guantánamo inmates will be repatriated to Algeria
First transfer of detainees in nearly a year intensifies calls for Obama administration to close camp completely

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