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Russian trawler sinks in Sea of Okhotsk, 8 feared dead

Published time: April 01, 2015 22:15 At least eight people are feared dead after the fishing freezer trawler “Dalniy Vostok” sank in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. “The state of emergency became known on Thursday morning. We have information that eight people from the trawler died, another […]

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Stupid Patent of the Month: GPS Tracking, or Something

GPS technology has been around for a while. Wikipedia puts the start of development at 1973. But it wasn’t until the 1990s that it became available for consumer use. And even then, it took some time before the government removed restrictions on accuracy that it had on its use by civilians. (The government had added […]

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Storm Niklas rages through Europe, killing at least 4 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: April 01, 2015 03:28 Firefighters remove parts of a tree from a street at Wedding district as Storm Niklas strikes in Berlin March 31, 2015. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch) At least four people have fallen victim to Hurricane Niklas that has raged through Northern Europe, causing destruction and travel chaos with fallen trees and debris […]

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Saudi Arabia prepares for possible ground offensive in Yemen, Iran calls for ‘dialogue’

Published time: March 31, 2015 21:12 Shi’ite Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa March 26, 2015 (Reuters / Khaled Abdullah) Yemen’s ousted officials have requested a ground intervention to bolster a Saudi-led air offensive against the country’s Houthi rebels. Meanwhile, neighboring Iran has made calls for diplomacy, […]

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Farewell From Shari Steele

Today is the start of my last week as an employee of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.  I will be leaving after nearly 15 years as EFF’s President and Executive Director, having started as a Staff Attorney back in 1992.  As I wrap up things here, I’ve been thinking a lot about where we’ve been and […]

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MH17 probe looking for witnesses to back ‘Buk missile’ scenario

Published time: March 31, 2015 06:26 Local workers transport a piece of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 wreckage at the site of the plane crash near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine November 20, 2014. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic) The international team of experts investigating the MH17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine have called […]

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RT and Venezuela TeleSUR journalists unite to provide fresh perspective on news

Published time: March 30, 2015 21:02 RT’s Spanish channel and pan-Latin American network TeleSUR in Venezuela launched a new joint project on Monday, aimed at providing a different perspective to Western mainstream media. Titled “Venezuela and Russia. At gunpoint” (“Venezuela y Rusia en la mira” in Spanish), the project will feature a series of programs […]

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Tens of thousands march against austerity in Brussels

Published time: March 30, 2015 06:08 Image from HART BOVEN HARD Facebook page Rainy weather in Brussels did not stop tens of thousands of people from protesting against austerity measures introduced by the new Belgian government. Attendance estimates from police and organizers differed sixfold. The rally saw somewhere between 17,000 and 20,000 people on Sunday, […]

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Mega downer: Kim Dotcom loses $67mn of assets to US govt

Published time: March 29, 2015 14:01 Kim Dotcom (Reuters / Nigel Marple) Megaupload streaming service mogul Kim Dotcom has just been slapped with a civil penalty from the US government. The lawsuit will cost him $67 million worth of assets, including cars, property and luxury goods. The victory by the US court comes as he […]

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