US demands immediate halt to South China Sea reclamations
Full Article Deccan Herald
30 May 2015

The United States today called for an "immediate and lasting halt" to reclamation works in disputed waters in the South China Sea, saying Beijing's behaviour in the area was "out of step" with international norms. "First, we want a peaceful resolution of all disputes. To that end, there should be an immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation by...

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This areal photo taken through a glass window of a military plane shows China's alleged on-going reclamation of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea Monday, May 11, 2015.
photo: AP / Ritchie B. Tongo

updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Defense Secretary Calls for Halt to Artificial Islands In South China Sea
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
U.S. opposes China construction in disputed areas in South China Sea 미 국방, 중 남
updated 04 Oct 2014; published 04 Oct 2014
Philippines Halts Work in Disputed South China Sea
updated 26 May 2015; published 26 May 2015
Senior NATO Official We'll Probably Be At War This Summer
updated 03 Oct 2014; published 03 Oct 2014
Philippines Halts Work In Disputed South China Sea
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea
Europe's rift with FIFA deepens with Blatter's re-election
Full Article Tampa Bay Online
30 May 2015

ZURICH (AP) — Relieved and elated at being re-elected, Sepp Blatter seized on his fresh mandate to remind world soccer: "I am the president of everybody." Across Europe, many hoped the 17-year reign of Blatter would be over by Friday night. Instead, it was extended to 2019 by defeating Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in a vote for FIFA's...

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File - Sepp Blatter announcing that the 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil.
photo: ABr / Ricardo Stuckert

updated 09 Jun 2014; published 09 Jun 2014
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA and the World Cup (HBO)
updated 01 Jul 2014; published 10 Feb 2013
Fifa's Sepp Blatter angry with Uefa
updated 23 Mar 2015; published 23 Mar 2015
UEFA unhappy with FIFA president Sepp Blatter
updated 21 Aug 2014; published 01 Dec 2011
adidas UEFA EURO 2012™ match ball — The Tango 12
updated 06 Aug 2012; published 10 May 2008
FIFA Foreign Membership Vote
updated 25 Mar 2015; published 25 Mar 2015
Michel Platini: "Zeit für frischen Wind" | UEFA unterstützt Sepp Blatter nicht mehr | FIFA
India heat wave tests water supply as deaths near 2,000
Full Article Al Jazeera
30 May 2015

Dizzying temperatures have caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 1,826, officials have said. Meteorological officials on Friday called the heat wave "severe" and warned that it...

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School Girls enjoy on a cascading waterfall in a pond at the Nishat Mughal Garden, which overlooks Dal Lake, in Srinagar on July 04, 2012.
photo: WN / Imran Nissar

updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
Red alert as severe heat wave kills hundreds in India
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
India heat wave tests water supply, death toll over 1,800
updated 25 May 2015; published 25 May 2015
More than 500 people killed as heat wave bakes parts of India
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Nearly 800 Die in Indian Heat Wave
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
India's heat wave claims the lives of more than 1400
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
India's Heat Wave Death Toll Climbs Past 1,100
US orders anthrax review after more live shipments discovered
Full Article BBC News
30 May 2015

30 May 2015 From the section US & Canada The Pentagon said that it accidentally sent shipments of live anthrax bacteria from the Dugway Proving ground facility (pictured) The US military has ordered a review of how it handles anthrax after discovering more cases of live samples being accidentally sent to labs. Live anthrax samples were believed...

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File - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Robert Carroll administers a shot of anthrax vaccine to a patient on the mess decks of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis during immunizations, Pacific Ocean, 4 September, 2012.
photo: US Navy / MCS3 Kenneth Abbate

updated 30 May 2015; published 30 May 2015
Widespread Live Anthrax Shipments Prompt US Military Review
updated 30 May 2015; published 30 May 2015
US orders Anthrax review after more LIVE shipments Discovered
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Pentagon: Live Anthrax Inadvertently Shipped To US Labs
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
US Military Ships Live Anthrax Via FedEx
updated 12 Jul 2014; published 12 Jul 2014
CDC closes labs after anthrax, bird flu scares
updated 21 Jul 2014; published 21 Jul 2014
CDC Exposes Employees To Live Anthrax & Bird Flu
Obama Steps Up Pressure for Renewal of Surveillance Measures
Full Article Voa News
30 May 2015

Cindy Saine CAPITOL HILL— President Barack Obama is stepping up pressure on the U.S. Senate, which appears set for a political showdown Sunday when it meets only hours before some key surveillance powers of the National Security Agency are set to expire. Before both chambers of Congress left for a one-week recess, the House of Representatives...

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Obama Steps Up Pressure for Renewal of Surveillance Measures
photo: AP / Haraz N. Ghanbari

updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
PATRIOT ACT EXPIRING - Obama Turns Up Pressure. "This Needs To Get Done to Keep Americans Safe"
updated 23 May 2015; published 23 May 2015
Senate Will Have 8 Hours To Make An NSA Decision
updated 16 May 2015; published 16 May 2015
Senate faces pressure to pass bill to end NSA spying
updated 13 Feb 2014; published 13 Feb 2014
Republican Senator Paul sues government over NSA spying
updated 03 Sep 2014; published 03 Sep 2014
Obama being pushed to 'a clandestine war on Syria'
updated 14 Apr 2013; published 14 Apr 2013
Government Surveillance Through Your Smartphone

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Judicial Watch obtained a declassified 2012 anticipating ISIS (the Islamic State - IS) emerging from US support for Al Qaeda and other takfiri terrorists. It predicted what...
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Nick Bryant New York correspondent 27 May 2015 From the section US & Canada comments Jeb Bush has struggled to articulate what he would have done over Iraq On both sides of the...
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Belfast Telegraph
A leading international watchdog has accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of...

Armed vehicles are seen driving as the sun rises over a desert road leading south out of Misrata, Libya, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
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Battle for control of Libyan city has been going on for a year, in a conflict between former rebel groups who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 ...
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Silk Road Marketplace :  Ross William Ulbricht under the name of "Dread Pirate Roberts
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Ross Ulbricht, 31, who has been sentenced to life in prison. Photo: Reuters The American convicted of masterminding the criminal website Silk Road has been sentenced in court to life in prison over the online enterprise that sold $US200 million...
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Migrants rest inside a sports center after they were rescued by the sea rescue service at the Strait of Gibraltar near the coast of Tarifa
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The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 4,200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, but also found 17 corpses on several of the rickety boats. Distress calls were made from 22 different boats, many off...
photo: AP / Marcos Moreno
Chinese health workers, wearing masks, walk past a group of security guards blocking a petitioner outside China's Health Ministry where a joint press conference between Chinese health officials and World Health Organization
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China said on Friday a 44-year-old Korean man had tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), China's first confirmed case, but that it had not found any symptoms in 38 people who had been in close contact with him. Health...
photo: AP / Ng Han Guan
US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City
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The United States on Friday dropped Cuba from a blacklist designating the communist country as a state sponsor of terrorism in another step toward the resumption of diplomatic links between the two nations after a five-decade standoff. Shortly after...
photo: AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais
One World Trade Center, center, rises above the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 in New York.
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Thousands gathered Friday to take in the New York skyline as the observation deck of the new World Trade Center -- viewed by many as a symbol of the city's resilience -- opened to the public. The gleaming glass tower, constructed on the site...
photo: AP / Mark Lennihan
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 28, 2014
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Moscow has issued a blacklist of European Union politicians barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "Russia yesterday handed over a list of people to diverse EU...
photo: AP / RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service