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Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

Monday July 1, 21:40 UTC One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new …

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Russian rocket launched in Kazakhstan crashes

An unmanned Russian rocket carrying three navigation satellites has crashed shortly after lift-off from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan, spilling its highly toxic propellant. Russian state-run television Rossiya-24 showed footage on Tuesday of the Proton-M booster rocket veering …

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Siberia Helicopter Crash Leaves Many Dead

At least 19 people, including children, died when a MI-8 helicopter crashed in the nearly impassable taiga in eastern Siberia, an aviation committee has said. The Moscow-based committee, citing the surviving crew, said on Tuesday 19 of the 28 people …

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Mandela family tries to end gravesite row

MTHATHA (AFP) – Lawyers for Nelson Mandela’s relatives met Monday to try to resolve a bitter family feud over the eventual burial site of the critically ill anti-apartheid hero. Legal teams met all day in the southern city of Mthatha …

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Africa’s future is in young hands, says Obama

SOWETO – US President Barack Obama told Africa’s youth Saturday that the future of the continent was in their hands and urged them to use Nelson Mandela as a model for political leadership. Obama got a rowdy welcome as he …

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