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US coy on Malaysian plane evidence, points to social media and 'common sense'
Evidence from social media and “common sense” indicate Ukrainian militia shot down the Malaysian Airlines plane, the State Department says. The US also cites its own intelligence which it has refrained from revealing to the public.

22.07.2014 09:32

'Means of pain compliance': Point-blank police Taser use under fire
Police Tasers are under scrutiny in the UK after a report revealed they are frequently deployed at point-blank range, contrary to official training, leading to a spike in complaints. The report called the practice “purely a means of pain compliance.”

22.07.2014 08:53

Israel accused of using flechette weapons on Palestinian civilians
The Israeli military has been accused of using flechette shells during its offensive in Gaza, which can cause widespread harm and death to civilians. The weapons, though legal in Israel and internationally, have been slammed as inhumane by rights groups.

21.07.2014 19:52

Friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber faces 25 years in prison
Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the first trial related to the April 2013 bombing.

21.07.2014 17:21

IDF tweet depicts Houses of Parliament in rocket attack to justify Israel's invasion of Gaza
​Israel’s military has tweeted a digitally manipulated image of Britain’s Houses of Parliament under assault from an array of rockets in an effort to justify its invasion of Gaza.

21.07.2014 16:18

Revealed: More than 1,000 complaints of NYPD chokeholds in recent years
There have been over 1,000 complaints of New York City police misconduct in recent years regarding officers’ use of chokeholds, a city agency that is investigating the incidents said days after a man put into hold by police died in Staten Island.

21.07.2014 15:09

40 shot, 4 dead from gun violence in Chicago over weekend
​A spate of gun violence in Chicago over the weekend left at least 40 people shot and four dead, including an 11-year-old girl struck in the head by a stray bullet during a slumber party.

21.07.2014 14:17

‘Sickening content’: Israel hate speech comments skyrocket on French internet
Moderators of French websites have been overwhelmed by a storm of hatred over the Israeli incursion into Gaza. The latest conflict has triggered outbreaks of violence in France between the country’s Jewish and Muslim populations.

21.07.2014 08:07

​Dutch experts check train with bodies of MH17 victims in E. Ukraine
The first international investigators have arrived in eastern Ukraine to assess the aftermath of the Malaysian plane crash. The Dutch forensic experts have seen the train carrying the remains of the victims and will view the crash site later on Monday.

21.07.2014 09:43

'British Bulls**t Corporation': Protest in Belfast accuses BBC of 'biased' Gaza coverage
Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast, expressing their concerns over what they see as "biased" reporting by the BBC on the current Israeli military offensive in Gaza.

21.07.2014 10:25

Kiev forces attack city of Donetsk, civilian casualties reported
A heavy firefight is underway in a section of the city of Donetsk, with cannonade heard downtown. Self-defense forces report pro-Kiev armored vehicles and infantry trying to cut through defenses next to the central railway terminal.

21.07.2014 09:47

2 IDF-enlisted Americans killed in Gaza fighting
Two US citizens have been confirmed dead after the deadly Sunday in Gaza, when at least 87 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed. The Americans were enlisted with the Golani Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces and fell in the battle of Shejaia.

21.07.2014 05:03

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