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Newly released CIA files expose details of torture program

The CIA has released dozens of previously classified documents that expose grim details about the US spy agency’s torture program after the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks, including a request that it would never be prosecuted for abusing suspects. The documents, released under a freedom of information request from the American Civil ...

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China warship shadows US aircraft carrier

A US aircraft carrier partaking in tripartite naval exercises with Japanese and Indian naval groups in the Western Pacific has been closely followed by a Chinese observation vessel. The Wednesday incident took place as USS John C. Stennis was diverting the Chinese vessel away from the underway drills, codenamed Malabar. ...

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UN approves resolution to expand EU op in Mediterranean

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution allowing the European Union to expand its naval operations in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coasts. The resolution was drafted by Britain and France to allow the EU’s maritime force off Libya’s coast to seize illegal weapons as part of Operation Sophia. EU ships ...

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Swabi-Jehangira Road blocked as locals protest against power outages

SWABI – Enraged locals have shut Swabi-Jehangira Road for all kinds of traffic as part of protest against long durations of power outages in holy month of Ramazan, reported Wednesday. Police resorted to baton-charge and aerial firing to disperse the protesters however, retaliation by the locals injured Assistant Commissioner, Samiullah ...

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