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Lesotho, landlocked and leaderless

Was it a coup d’etat? Or rather a failed attempt to overthrow the government of Lesotho? Two days after violence broke out in the nation’s capital Maseru, analysts remain unsure of how to classify the events that shook the tiny country of about two million people. 651 more words

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Ukraine warns of ′great war′ as pro-Russian militants seize airport | News | DW.DE | 02.09.2014

Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey accused Moscow of launching a “great war” that could claim tens of “thousands of lives.”

Ahead of talks with the separatists later this week, Geletey said Russia was behind a counter offensive by pro-Russia militants in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 367 more words

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Pakistan's political crisis worsens

Tuesday’s joint parliamentary session of both houses – the National Assembly and the Senate – in the capital Islamabad is an attempt to rally support behind Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. 313 more words

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Police officers now being used as bus ticket inspectors for private companies – Pride’s Purge | Vox Political

Here’s a wake-up call from Tom Pride in Pride’s Purge:

Some people might still be naive enough to think our police officers are paid out of our taxes to protect us from crime. 76 more words

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FBI, Apple begin inquiries into nude celebrity photo leaks

The FBI and Apple said Monday they are beginning inquiries into allegations that online accounts of celebrities including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton were hacked, after naked photos of the stars were posted online. 158 more words

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Kate Upton's lawyer responds to nude photo hack

Kate Upton has confirmed naked photographs of her leaked on the internet are the genuine article. The Sports Illustrated model’s lawyer made the …

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