For this week’s secret location picture gallery quiz, we head to a city that’s among the top 20 in terms of population size. Can you guess which one it is in nine clues? …
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The Boy Scouts of America have voted to end a long-standing ban on gay youth members. Over 60 per cent voted in favour of overturning the ban at the annual meeting held in Texas.
The issue split religious groups who sponsor scout groups and activists who wished to see discrimination along lines of sexual orientation removed, to bring them in line with the army.
A ban on openly gay members over the age of 18 remains in place, though rights activists hope that this will soon be lifted.
The change will come into effect in January 2014.
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US President Barack Obama has promised to limit the use of controversial drone strikes.
He faces criticism for the policy which poses legal and ethical problems with unintended civilian casualties.
In a speech at the National Defence University, he outlined the rationale behind the use of lethal unmanned drone aircraft as part of a ‘just war’ against militants.
“America does not take strikes when we have the ability to capture individual terrorists – our preference is always to detain, interrogate, and prosecute them,” he explained. Continuing he said that, “America does not take strikes to punish individuals – we act against terrorists who pose a continuing and imminent threat to the American people, and when there are no other governments capable of effectively addressing the threat.”
Obama is also facing increased pressure to close Guantanamo where many prisoners in the ‘war on terror’ have been detained for over a decade without trial. As he attempted to address the issue, a heckler interrupted him over the ongoing hunger strike at the military facility.
In response to criticism over Guantanamo, he announced the end of a moratorium on transferring detainees to Yemen, and asked the Defence department to locate a site so that the remaining prisoners could be tried on US soil. He also said he would work to break the deadlock in Congress over closing the detention centre once and for all.
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There is no shortage of scandals in Washington DC, New York, and London; and, there is an excess of monetary heroin, Quantitative Easing, in Europe, the UK, Japan, the USA, and elsewhere. (When will they ever learn?) …
Two members of the FBI’s elite counterterrorism unit died Friday while practicing how to quickly drop from a helicopter to a ship using a rope, the FBI announced Monday in a statement. …
Hacking in China thrives across official, corporate and criminal worlds and is openly discussed and promoted, whether for breaking into private networks, tracking dissent or stealing trade secrets. …
Today, Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that this administration has killed four Americans with drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, and admitted one was killed deliberately. …