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CORRECTED - Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

Nov 23, 2014

CORRECTED - Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - (Corrects province name to Paktika, not Paktia, throughout) A suicide bomber attacked spectators at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 40 people, a provincial official said. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least 50 more were wounded in the attack in Yahya Khel district, where residents had gathered to watch a tournament final #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7 bln deal for 8th batch of F-35 fighters

Nov 22, 2014

Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7 bln deal for 8th batch of F-35 fighters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it had awarded Lockheed Martin Corp a contract valued at $4.7 billion for an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets that lowered the average price per jet by 3.5 percent from the last contract, and 57 percent from the first batch. The Pentagon's F-35 program office said the deal includes 29 jets for the United States and 14 for five other countries: Israel, Japan, Norway, Britain and Italy. Once production of those jets is completed, more than 200 F-35s will be in operation by eight countries, according to the office that runs the $399 billion F-35 program for the Pentagon. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Grappling with protests, Mexico president urges swift judicial reform

Nov 22, 2014

Grappling with protests, Mexico president urges swift judicial reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Embattled President Enrique Pea Nieto called on Mexico's states on Friday to swiftly adopt steps to modernize the justice system as he tries to defuse mass protests over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers. Pea Nieto is facing the deepest crisis of his presidency after the students' abduction in late September by rogue police in league with drug gang members shone a light on chronic corruption and impunity #Yahoo! #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
United Nations members resolve to end child marriage

Nov 22, 2014

United Nations members resolve to end child marriage

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Friday that all members should pass and enforce laws banning child marriages, resolving to end a practice that affects about 15 million girls every year. The committee of the 193-nation General Assembly that deals with human rights adopted by consensus a resolution urging all states to take steps to end "child, early and forced marriage." There are now more than 700 million women who were married before their 18th birthday, many in conditions of poverty and insecurity, according to U.N. statistics #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
Canadian vets plan to join Kurdish fight against Islamic State

Nov 22, 2014

Canadian vets plan to join Kurdish fight against Islamic State

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurds to combat Islamic State militants in coming weeks, Canadian media reported on Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the group. Earlier this month, a Canadian-born immigrant to Israel became the first foreign woman to join Kurds battling Islamic State in Syria #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt

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Facebook vs govt Why we should let judges take on free speech

Feb 16, 2012

Facebook vs govt Why we should let judges take on free speech

We should be nervous about potential censorship in advance, however unfeasible technologically, of all content going on these sites. But we should also let the process play out in full. #social media #India #China #YouTube Inc #Facebook Inc #ToWhatEffect #Google Inc. #Censorship #YAHOO! INC.