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Jul 29, 2014

U.S. senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

A new Senate proposal to curb the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak. Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, ...

Jul 29, 2014

Web tycoon Dotcom says he'll reach 5% in New Zealand election

Kim Dotcom, the Internet tycoon facing extradition to the U.S. on piracy charges, said his political party is on course to win more than 5 percent of the vote in New Zealand’s general election by appealing to young and first-time voters. The party’s own ...

Jul 29, 2014

Three officers wounded in Manhattan shootout; suspect killed

Three New York law enforcement officers were wounded Monday in a shootout in Manhattan with an individual who was killed in the exchange of fire, authorities said. The incident occurred shortly after noon in the heart of the West Village, setting off a massive ...

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Jul 28, 2014

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area. With government troops intensifying their push to claw back ...

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion for taking over Yukos

Jul 28, 2014

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion for taking over Yukos

An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct oil producer Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago. In one of the largest arbitration cases ever, a ...

Israeli Arabs caught in the middle in Gaza

Jul 28, 2014

Israeli Arabs caught in the middle in Gaza

Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in growing numbers in the Gaza Strip. The ...

Islamic State militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

Jul 28, 2014

Islamic State militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

Islamic State militants blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said — the latest casualty in a week that has seen half a dozen of the Iraqi city’s most revered holy places destroyed. ...