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Senate votes to ban waterboarding and other forms of torture

Senate votes to ban waterboarding and other forms of torture

The US Senate has voted to outlaw many forms of torture, including waterboarding, “rectal feeding,” mock executions, hooding prisoners, and sexual humiliation in any sector of the US government. By a vote of 78 to 21, the Senate agreed on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that limits the US government to […]

‘Profits over public health': Secret TPP Healthcare Annex published by WikiLeaks

‘Profits over public health': Secret TPP Healthcare Annex published by WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks published more secret documents from the controversial TPP agreement on Wednesday. The leaked drafts concerning healthcare in the US have activists worried the agreement might play into the hands of big pharmaceutical companies. The secret Trans-Pacific Paternship (TPP) negotiations showed that the Healthcare Annex has been seeking to regulate state schemes for medicines and […]

Iran nuclear talks venues hit by $10mn ‘state-sponsored’ virus – Kaspersky to RT

Iran nuclear talks venues hit by $10mn ‘state-sponsored’ virus – Kaspersky to RT

The venues of Iranian nuclear talks were targeted by sophisticated spyware, which costs “at least $10 million” and was likely “state-sponsored,” the CEO Kaspersky Lab exclusively told RT. He said his company came under threat as well. Among the hacks primary targets were hotels and conference halls where P5+1 powers (US, UK, France, China, Russia […]

50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

Fifty US hospitals charged uninsured patients an average of ten times more than they should have to provide medical care in 2012, a new study found. This equates to a patient who’s treatment should have cost $100, having to shell out $1,000. The research, published in Health Affairs, found that all but one of the […]

Headhunting: Saudi Arabia hiring 8 new executioners after 2015 beheadings hit 85

Headhunting: Saudi Arabia hiring 8 new executioners after 2015 beheadings hit 85

Saudi Arabia, which executes more criminals than any nation except China and Iran, wants to hire eight new executioners. A surge in executions has been witnessed under new King Salman’s rule. The job description published online on Monday says no special training is required from applicants. The executioners would be required to behead condemned criminals […]

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Government regulators have cracked down on four cancer charities, accusing the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society of cheating donors out of $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), all 50 states, and the District of Columbia claim that the four foundations fraudulently […]

David Cameron’s Conservative Party wins overall majority

David Cameron’s Conservative Party wins overall majority

David Cameron’s Conservative Party has won an overall majority in the UK General Election. Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has resigned after a crushing defeat, with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and UKIP’s Nigel Farage also stepping down. Addressing the nation on Friday afternoon, Cameron confirmed the Tories would form a Conservative majority government. Cameron, […]

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