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UK plans new internet ‘snooping’ powers

Two years after a draft bill seeking to compel ISPs to store communications data provoked ire and was finally abandoned, Britain is planning to give the police powers to forces ISPs to hand over details linked to IP addresses to help identify criminal suspects.

Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram extremists killed 48 fish vendors after setting up a roadblock near Nigeria's border with Chad, the head of their association said Sunday, in the latest violence to hit the country's volatile northeast.

Obama approves fresh guidelines for US military in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has approved plans giving US military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after US and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration official said.

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal 'newspaper' for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. While newspapers cling on to their 'ancient' business model, social media organisations are making the news more personal.

Al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits Japan, 39 injured

A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people.

US: Tense Ferguson braces for grand jury decision

The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson sought to ease tensions Saturday as protesters stepped up calls for a grand jury to indict the white officer responsible.

Five killed, 80,000 affected in earthquake in China

The death toll from a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck a remote part of China's southwest rose to four on Sunday, as media reported the injured have all been successfully rescued.

Iran says nuclear deal 'impossible' by November 24 deadline

Iran says it will not be possible by a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Iranian Students News Agency ISNA reported on Sunday.

ISIS kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi

Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

Foreign secys deliberate to make Saarc effective

Foreign secretaries of all eight Saarc member states began meeting in Kathmandu on Sunday to find out ways to make the three decade old regional body more effective.

Shabaab claims responsibility for Kenya bus attack

Somalia’s al Shabaab insurgents said they staged a bus attack in northeast Kenya on Saturday that killed 28 people, all non-Muslims led out to be shot while passengers identified as Muslims were spared.

IS kills 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi

Islamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

New jolt for Cameron before May 2015 poll

Prime Minister David Cameron suffered another setback before the May 2015 general elections when his Conservative party MP who defected to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) won a byelection on Friday morning.

China commits $45.6 bn for economic corridor with Pakistan

The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years, according to new details of the deal seen by Reuters on Friday.
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