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Nov 21, 2014

Uganda suspends wildlife chief after huge ivory theft

Uganda’s top wildlife official was suspended Thursday after seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, state-run media said. The suspension of Andrew Seguya as executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) follows that of five other top officials earlier ...

Nov 21, 2014

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, U.S. study finds

Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study released on Thursday, a finding that could have implications for reducing consumption of beer, wine and liquor. While many people think that most, ...

CIA to get sweeping review

Nov 21, 2014

CIA to get sweeping review

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping internal review that could dramatically change how the leading U.S. spy agency is organized, officials said Thursday. In a Sept. 24 message to CIA employees, Brennan said it was time “we take a close ...

Nov 21, 2014

British telecom firm helped government spy on millions, TV station claims

Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of Internet users worldwide, a British TV channel reported Thursday, citing previously secret documents leaked by a fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency contractor. Cable & Wireless, which was bought by Vodafone in 2012, ...

Nov 21, 2014

Italy in fury as tycoon's asbestos deaths conviction quashed

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed Thursday to change Italy’s “nightmare” statute of limitation rules after the conviction of a Swiss billionaire related to nearly 3,000 asbestos deaths was overturned. In a ruling greeted with fury by relatives of the victims, the Court of Cassation ...

Nov 21, 2014

Globe sets fifth hottest-month record of 2014

Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record, with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that last month was the hottest October ...