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May 18, 2018
Gina Haspel confirmed as first woman CIA director; Senate votes 51-43 for America's new spy chiefThe U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques.
May 16, 2018
CIA nominee Gina Haspel wins Senate panel backing, paving way for confirmation as America's spy chiefGina Haspel, US President Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA, won the backing of the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday, paving the way for her expected confirmation to lead the spy agency.
May 12, 2018
Kerala custody death: Congress says arrest of police officers, suspension of Ernakulam SP by government inadequateThe Kerala Congress on Saturday said mere arrest of some police officers and suspension of Ernakulam superintendent of police (rural) AV George over the custodial death of a 26-year-old youth is not adequate.
May 11, 2018
'He's dying anyway', says White House aide, dismissing John McCain view on Donald Trump's CIA pick Gina HaspelA White House official dismissed Sen. John McCain's opposition to President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press.
Apr 19, 2018
SR Sreejith one of many custodial deaths in Kerala as over 1,000 cops under scanner for criminal activitiesSR Sreejith is not the only victim of police excess in Kerala as a response to an RTI query revealed that over 1,000 police officers in the state are being probed for various criminal activities including custodial torture.
Apr 09, 2018
Uttar Pradesh’s Organised Crime Control Bill gives Yogi Adityanath government a tool for state terror and police excessThe Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Bill proposed by Yogi Adityanath government contains provisions which flagrantly contravene essential guarantees against the application of criminal law as laid down in the Constitution, and if passed could send the state closer to a reign of lawlessness and terror
Apr 02, 2018
Bergman’s Hour of the Wolf, Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, and the legend of the ‘tortured artist’Cinema has persisted with the myth that artists create their best work when suffering emotional turmoil
Mar 14, 2018
Gina Haspel torture record sparks strong pushbackJohn McCain, the US senator subjected to brutal treatment as a prisoner in North Vietnam, questioned Tuesday the nomination of a CIA official once involved in torture to lead the spy agency.
Mar 13, 2018
Gina Haspel first woman CIA director: Seasoned spymaster tried covering up waterboarding in Thailand prisonDonald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation techniques that the president has supported
Jan 16, 2018
Thirteen siblings found chained, starving in California home; parents charged with torture, child endangermentA California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some had been chained to beds.