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Guardian US, Washington Post share Pulitzer Prize for coverage of NSA surveillance

Guardian US, Washington Post share Pulitzer Prize for coverage of NSA surveillance

The Guardian US and the Washington Post are among the winners of a prestigious journalistic Pulitzer award. The newspapers shared the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Reporting for coverage…

Malaysia airlines flight carrying 239 people crashed into the sea – unconfirmed reports

Malaysia airlines flight carrying 239 people crashed into the sea – unconfirmed reports

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 239 people crashed into the sea, reports Vietnamese state media citing a Navy official. The craft disappeared from radars early on Saturday morning over Vietnamese…

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening: Spectacular. Breathtaking (PHOTOS)

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening: Spectacular. Breathtaking (PHOTOS)

The XXII Winter Olympic Games are on after opening officially in a sparkling, star-studded show in Sochi. For the next 16 days the world’s top athletes will be going for…

Gifts from space: Sochi winners will receive extra meteorite-studded medals

Gifts from space: Sochi winners will receive extra meteorite-studded medals

Some Olympic winners who will win their gold medals on February 15 will receive medals embedded with tiny fragments of last year’s Chelyabinsk meteorite. The date hasn’t been randomly chosen…

Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany hours after release from prison

Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany hours after release from prison

Ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has landed in Berlin, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman has said in a statement. Khodorkovsky has been freed from jail after a decade of imprisonment as…

Eyes everywhere: NSA’s second tier spying partners identified

Eyes everywhere: NSA’s second tier spying partners identified

Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and several other EU countries were named among “third party partners” in the NSA-led global signal intelligence program, a new leak submitted by journalist Glenn Greenwald…

Pope Francis named Time’s ‘Person of the Year 2013’

Pope Francis named Time’s ‘Person of the Year 2013’

Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff, elected nine months ago, was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, leaving whistleblower Edward Snowden in second place, the magazine revealed…

Iconic anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Iconic anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home, family and friends had gathered to pay their last respects to the iconic figure that inspired…

Death, hunger, looting: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines’ state of national calamity

Death, hunger, looting: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines’ state of national calamity

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which left thousands dead and many more displaced and survivors battling for survival amid devastation and chaos, the Philippines has declared a state of…

US intelligence warning allies about sensitive Snowden leaks yet to be published – report

US intelligence warning allies about sensitive Snowden leaks yet to be published – report

American officials have begun advising US allies that the ongoing National Security Agency disclosures made possible by whistleblower Edward Snowden include files detailing cooperation between their international intelligence services. US…

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