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post 27 May 2015
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Nebraska votes to abolish death penalty

Nebraska becomes the first conservative state to abolish the death penalty in more than 40 years.

article 27 May 2015 UK
CCTV (Reuters)
How councils were given 42,000 days to spy on public

Pigeon feeders and drivers were among thousands of surveillance targets approved by courts under legislation expected to be strengthened by the government's so-called "snooper's charter".

article 27 May 2015 UK
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Protesters gather after Queen's speech to 'fight austerity'

A few hundred protesters marched through Westminster to oppose austerity measures announced in today's Queen's speech - including restrictions on immigration and strikes.

article 27 May 2015 UK
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Queen's speech: unions attack Javid strike action crackdown

Trade unions representing more than 4.1 million people attack Tory plans to make it more difficult for public sector workers to carry out legal strikes, Kevin Rawlinson and Sahra Ajiba report.

post 27 May 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog FIFA arrests: why they'll worry big corporations

When US prosecutors say Fifa¿s execs have ¿corrupted global football¿, that will ring alarm bells in every global brand associated with football.

post 27 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Queen's Speech: a Tory 'kaleidoscope' government's programme

Former minister Simon Burns said it was a joy to be in office in a Tory kaleidoscope government. It was through, he said, a kaleidoscope that all was blue and blessedly without yellow, purple or red.

article 27 May 2015 World, Yemen
Air strike in Yemen (Reuters)
Yemen conflict: dozens killed in Saudi-led air strikes

At least 80 people are killed in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen - in the deadliest day of bombing the country has seen in over two months of war.

article 27 May 2015 UK
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Cold sores: the new cure for skin cancer?

A new weapon in the fight against skin cancer is being championed by scientists, who say a landmark trial of a genetically-modified cold sore virus have yielded "exciting" results.

article 27 May 2015 Technology
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Bug enables you to crash almost anyone's iPhone

A new iPhone vulnerability can cause force a phone to crash when it receives a jibberish message.

article 27 May 2015 World
News
Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has submitted his resignatiom as Middle East peace envoy.

article 27 May 2015 World
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Fifa officials held in Switzerland on corruption charges

Fourteen high-ranking Fifa officials - including vice-president Jeffrey Webb - face extradition to the USA as part of an investigation into bribery allegations in world football adding up to $150m.

article 27 May 2015 World, Israel
Palestinian members of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas (Reuters)
Hamas 'tortured and killed Palestinian civilians' - Amnesty

Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in Gaza during the 2014 war with Israel, according to Amnesty International.

article 27 May 2015 UK
Royal crown (Reuters)
Queen's speech 2015: adopting 'a one nation approach'

Delivered by the Queen in her speech at the state opening of parliament, the government outlines its political priorities, promising to "bring different parts of the country together."

article 27 May 2015 UK
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Fifa arrests: who are Jeffrey Webb and Eugenio Figueredo?

Some of the most powerful men in world football are among those arrested by Swiss authorities. But they are by no means household names. So, who are they?

post 27 May 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog My naked Swiss arrest and some questions for Fifa

Having had the privilege of being arrested in a Swiss hotel at dead of night myself, I can perhaps shed some light on what the Fifa suspects are now facing...

article 27 May 2015 UK
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Geoff White by When did Adult FriendFinder know it had been hacked?

The owners of online dating site Adult FriendFinder were warned that it had been hacked more than two months before Channel 4 News exposed the leak of almost four million people's sensitive data.

post 26 May 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Long term debt deal could break Greek logjam

Running short of cash to pay public sector salaries, pensions and debt obligations, Greece's Syriza has laid out what it will and will not negotiate with its creditors, but will it be enough?

article 26 May 2015
News
Intel fears as jihadis flock to encrypted apps like Surespot

ISIS militants and supporters are flocking to encrypted messaging apps, posing a challenge to security services, who say they are losing the ability to intercept data from terror suspects.

article 26 May 2015 UK, Romania
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Paraic O'Brien by At home with the 'king of the Roma gypsies'

Dorin Cioaba became king of the gypsies when his father died two years ago. Paraic OBrien meets the man who says Roma involved in crime in the UK should be deported.

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"We must have a precise and wise plan… to resolve the military and security issues and begin to purge Iraqi lands of all terrorists."

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani calls for action to remove Islamic State militants from Iraq.

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"There will be ups and downs. You’ll hear one day this is possible, the next day something else is impossible"

Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking at a summit in Riga on the prospects for European Union reform.

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