Dec 10, 2016

U.S. airstrike killed militant linked to Charlie Hebdo attack

An Islamic State leader linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, U.S. military officials said Friday. Officials said Boubaker el Hakim was killed in Raqqa on Nov. 26. He is believed ...

Dec 7, 2016

Thailand: 'No exceptions' on lese majeste for news outlets

Thailand’s government will not back down from prosecuting news outlets that publish “illegal” content, the defense minister said Wednesday, after the BBC’s bureau in Bangkok came under scrutiny for an article about the country’s new king. The British broadcaster’s Thai-language service, a relative newcomer, ...

Dec 5, 2016

Gunman enters Washington restaurant hit by fake news reports

A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said. Metropolitan Police ...

Dec 1, 2016

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government’s hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns that the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of ...

Nov 25, 2016

China detains editor of human rights website for subversion

An announcement on a Chinese human rights monitoring website says the site’s editor has been detained on suspicion of subverting state power. The website Minsheng Guancha reported late Thursday that editor Liu Feiyue was taken away earlier this month by police in the central ...