News for 2012-04-15

Sunday, April 15, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Google: Internet Freedom Faces Greatest Threat Ever
In an interview published today, Google Co-founder Sergey Brin told The Guardian that internet openness and universal access are under immediate attack by "very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world". "I am more worried than I have been in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Blasts Rock Afghanistan, NATO in Taliban 'Spring Offensive'
Over a dozen explosions went off around Afghanistan today in a set of coordinated attacks. Taliban forces are taking credit for the attacks, saying it is the start of a 'spring offensive'. The Taliban said the main targets were the German and British embassies, and the headquarters of Afghanistan's...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel, Europe Crack Down on Palestinian 'Flytilla'
Over 40 pro-Palestinian activists on their way to the West Bank have been detained upon arrival as they reached Israel's Ben Gurion airport on Sunday as part of an action planned by the Welcome to Palestine Initiative 2012 - a bid to 'challenge Israel's policy of isolating the West Bank'. Hundreds...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Extreme Weather Hits US in Night of Tornadoes
Up to 121 tornadoes swept through much of the US over the last 24 hours. At least 5 are dead including 2 children, and many injuries have been reported. Survey teams headed out at dawn to investigate and determine the number of actual tornadoes, high winds, and the width and length of their paths...
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