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News from North America, Tuesday 4th June 2013

BBC News: “Military prosecutors have said US soldier Bradley Manning ‘systematically harvested’ a vast trove of secret documents to share with Wikileaks. At the start of Pte Manning’s court martial, a prosecutor said Osama Bin Laden had received leaked information. But defence lawyers said Pte Manning, 25, was young and naive when he shared the […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

BBC News: “The American military has turned off its wi-fi service inside the prison at Guantanamo Bay following threats by the hacker collective Anonymous. Access to social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, from military computers has also been blocked because of the threat. Anonymous had threatened to ‘disrupt activities’ at the base, in solidarity with […]

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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, Monday 15th April 2013

LA Times: “Skilled in tracking foreign terrorists, Jarret Brachman once was a sought-after expert on Al Qaeda, advising several federal agencies and speaking regularly around the country. Now the former research director of the Combating Terrorism Center, a think tank at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has turned his focus away from Islamic […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 10th April 2013

CBS News: “Pamela Geller calls herself a human rights activist, but her critics call her a hatemonger. And as CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, Geller will be taking center stage at a Long Island synagogue this weekend speaking about Islam, and there’s been a firestorm of opposition.” Des Moines Register: “The latest incarnation of the […]

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News from North America, Monday 1st April 2013

BBC News: “A district attorney has been shot dead in Texas, the third justice official to be killed in the US in recent weeks. Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead on Saturday in Kaufman County. Kaufman’s Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was killed in January. Last week a suspect in the killing of […]

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News from North America, Thursday 28th March 2013

BBC News: “Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 cinema-goers last July in Aurora, Colorado, say he is prepared to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. The attorneys said in a court motion that James Holmes, 25, was ‘currently willing to resolve the case’.” New York Times: “The narrative heard in federal court […]

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News from North America. Monday 25th March 2013

Reuters: “The United States agreed on Saturday to transfer to Afghan control a prison that houses insurgents and other dangerous inmates adjacent to Bagram airfield, the Pentagon said. The agreement, reached after a week of intensified negotiations between U.S. and Afghan officials, calls for the formal transfer to take place on Monday and includes assurances […]

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News from North America, Friday 22nd March 2013

BBC News: “Nearly two in three hate crimes in the US are not reported to police as victims doubt police can or will help, justice department statistics showed. From 2003-06, 46% of hate crimes were reported, but police were notified only 35% of the time from 2007-11.” Daily Mail: “Police in Texas have shot a […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 20th March 2013

Bloomberg: “Tea Party leaders have established a super-political action committee that will counter political strategist Karl Rove’s effort to get Republicans to nominate candidates he views as electable. The Real Conservatives National Committee has been set up to fund voter-identification efforts and grassroots organizing designed to support candidates favored by the anti-tax Tea Party leaders […]

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