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News from North America, Tuesday 28th May 2013

BBC News: “US Senator John McCain has visited Syria to meet rebels in the war-torn country, his office has told the BBC. Sen McCain has repeatedly called for the US to provide military aid to members of the Syrian insurgency. He becomes the highest ranking US official to travel to Syria, though McCain spokesman Brian […]

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News from North America, Monday 27th May 2013

BBC News: “The office of an Arizona lawman who styles himself America’s toughest sheriff improperly targeted Hispanics in routine patrols for undocumented immigrants, a federal judge has found. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was sued by a group of Hispanic drivers who said his deputies relied on race when choosing whom to stop. Judge Murray […]

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News from North America, Monday 20th May 2013

Reuters: “President Barack Obama, under fire for security lapses at a U.S. mission in Libya, will in a speech on Thursday lay out his wide-ranging counter-terrorism policy, from the controversial use of drones to efforts to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obama’s use of military drone aircraft to attack extremists has […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 15th May 2013

The Guardian: “The US attorney general, Eric Holder, has defended the Obama administration’s controversial seizure of phone records from the Associated Press, saying that a story run by the news organisation had posed a major security threat to the American public. Holder, speaking at a press conference at the Department of Justice on Tuesday, said […]

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News from North America, Friday 3rd May 2013

New York Times: “The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings told F.B.I. interrogators that he and his brother considered suicide attacks and striking on the Fourth of July as they plotted their deadly assault, according to two law enforcement officials.” The Guardian: “Controversy over the Guantánamo Bay detention camp has intensified as United Nations […]

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News from North America, Thursday 2nd May 2013

New York Times: “They were perhaps Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s closest friends during his two years at college, an American classmate from high school and two Russian-speaking students from Kazakhstan… And in the wake of the twin bombs that exploded last month at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, federal prosecutors now say, the three showed […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 1st May 2013

Daily Mail: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and injured hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document. The Saudi warning, the official told […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 30th April 2013

Washington Post: “FBI special agents spent about 90 minutes Monday inside the Rhode Island home of the parents of Katherine Russell, the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, an FBI spokesman said. Special Agent Jason Pack said the agents visited the North Kingstown house as part of their investigation of the bombing. Russell […]

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News from North America, Friday 26th April 2013

New York Times: “In March 2011, the Russian security service sent a stark warning to the F.B.I., reporting that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was ‘a follower of radical Islam’ who had ‘changed drastically since 2010’ and was preparing to travel to Russia’s turbulent Caucasus to connect with underground militant groups. Six months later, Russia sent the same […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 18th April 2013

Pakistan: Guardian: Former president Pervez Musharraf has been rushed out of court following the denial of his bail. “Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has sped away from a court in the country’s capital to avoid arrest after his bail was revoked, police have said. Officers were deployed at the high court in Islamabad on […]

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