News for 2013-06-09

Sunday, June 9, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Karzai Demands Return of Afghan Detainees from 'Secret' UK Prison
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is demanding the return of nearly 100 Afghan men who are being held in secret, without charges in the country's UK-run Camp Bastion—a situation with obvious parallels to the United State's Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tens of Thousands Rally to 'Demand an Answer' from Turkish Government
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Istanbul's Taskim Square Sunday in the largest showing since the mass demonstrations began 13 days ago.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arctic Melt Spurs Global Spread of Disease
A cow grazing on the lush pasturelands of Cornwall in southwest England and a seal swimming in the ice cold waters of the Arctic might not appear to have much in common. The link between the two is tuberculosis, with a strain of the disease threatening cattle populations in Britain and elsewhere...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bush-Era Spying 'Made Legal' Under Obama
Despite feigned outrage over the use of "illegal" surveillance techniques employed under the Bush administration, in the follow up to this week's news of a massive government surveillance system , revelations have come forth regarding President Obama's role in not only the expansion of existing...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Future of the Pacific Hangs in the Balance
The immense scale of the Pacific Ocean, at 165 million square kilometres, inspires awe and fascination, but for those who inhabit the 22 Pacific island countries and territories, it is the very source of life.
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