Obama orders curbs on NSA data use

January 18, 2014 10:29 am
Obama orders curbs on NSA data use

TAM Desk: President Barack Obama has ordered curbs on the use of bulk data collected by US intelligence agencies, saying civil liberties must be respected.   Mr Obama said such data had prevented terror attacks at home and abroad, but that in tackling threats the government risked over-reaching itself, reports […]

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Afghanistan Taliban ‘driving out foreign troops’

January 17, 2014 9:55 am
Afghanistan Taliban ‘driving out foreign troops’

INTERNATIONAL DESK :– A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban has said it is “confident of victory” over Nato-led forces and already controls large areas of the country, reports the BBC. Interviewed by the BBC’s John Simpson, Zabiullah Mujahed said in remote parts it was “everywhere”, and foreign troops were scared […]

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UN warns against delayed action on global warming

9:44 am
UN warns against delayed action on global warming

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 (AP/TAM) — Delaying action on global warming will only increase the costs and reduce the options for dealing with the worst effects of climate change, according to a draft report by U.N. experts. The final draft of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, […]

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North Korea proposes halt in hostile actions

January 16, 2014 9:10 pm
North Korea proposes halt in hostile actions

Seoul, Jan 16 (AP/TAM) – North Korea has proposed that the rival Koreas halt all hostile military actions and stop vilifying each other, saying it would create a climate for better relations. The North’s National Defense Commission said South Korea should cancel annual military drills with the United States, a […]

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Gruesome violence seen in South Sudan conflict

January 15, 2014 8:25 pm
Gruesome violence seen in South Sudan conflict

AP/TAM: Officials in South Sudan say the U.N. has gathered evidence of gruesome attacks being carried out in the country’s month-old conflict.   The officials say that some victims of ethnic-based attacks have been bound and others beheaded. Victims have also told The Associated Press that attackers have forced them […]

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