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US war on whistleblowers must end – Assange (VIDEO)

US war on whistleblowers must end – Assange (VIDEO)

Julian Assange made his first public appearance in two months, ever since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Addressing the hundreds of people gathered outside the embassy, Assange thanked them for their support, claiming it was their resolve and presence that stopped British police storming the building. “On Wednesday night, after a […]

Asadauskaite win’s last gold medal at London 2012

Asadauskaite win’s last gold medal at London 2012

London, Great Britain: 12 August 2012 – Laura Asadauskaite (LTU) has blown away the field to win the Olympic Modern Pentathlon gold medal, the final one to be awarded at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Lithuanian won with a powerful performance in the combined running and shooting event, an innovation for modern pentathlon’s centenary Olympiad, along […]

EU keeps close eye on French gypsy expulsion

EU keeps close eye on French gypsy expulsion

EU and human rights groups say they are monitoring closely how France dismantles mobile camps across the country and removes hundreds of gypsies, to ensure Paris’s actions are consistent with the Union’s rules on the free movement of people. Throughout the week police have broken up camps around the country, including areas in Lille, Lyon, […]

News Corporation loses $1,6bln in second quarter

News Corporation loses $1,6bln in second quarter

News Corporation, owned by Rupert Murdoch, reported a net loss of $1.6 billion as the company faces ongoing legal charges over the phone-hacking scandal. Publishing profits of the media giant fell to $139 million dollars from $270 million dollars.Last year the company earned a net income of $683 million in the same period. News Corporation […]

Mexico 4-2 Senegal: El Tri scores twice in extra time to book a spot in the Olympic semifinals

Mexico 4-2 Senegal: El Tri scores twice in extra time to book a spot in the Olympic semifinals

LONDON — It wasn’t easy, but they got the job done. Giovani dos Santos and Hector Herrera scored in extra time to lead Mexico to the semifinals of the 2012 Olympic Games with a thrilling 4-2 win over Senegal in front of 81,855 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Jorge Enriquez scored on a header in […]

“the London Booster” (video)

Ahead of London Olympic Games, even the traditional London double decker buses are getting excited. Czech artist David Cerny unveiled his sculpture of a big red double decker bus, nicknamed “the London Booster”, performing push-ups with the help of an engine powering a pair of robotic arms.

The New York Times And Flipboard Launch New York Times On Flipboard For iPad and iPhone

The New York Times And Flipboard Launch New York Times On Flipboard For iPad and iPhone

NEW YORK, The New York Times (www.NYTimes.com) and Flipboard™ (flipboard.com) have collaborated to deliver the latest news and award-winning journalism from The New York Times, designed and formatted for optimal reading on Flipboard for iPad and iPhone. The New York Times on Flipboard will be available starting Thursday, June 28. Today’s announcement marks firsts for […]