11 Feb

News and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

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Thousands of Eritreans enslaved in torture camps in Sudan and Egypt

Human Rights Watch report says state authorities have either turned a blind eye or colluded with perpetrators

Homs: chaotic scenes as Syrian civilians evacuated

Unverified footage from social media purports to show chaotic scenes in Syria as are evacuated from the besieged city of Homs. UN cars arrive under the threat of sniper fire, with one UN worker warning people to get back. There appears not to be enough space in vehicles for all the people who are waiting to leave

End female genital mutilation: join the Guardian’s campaign

Survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) from all over the world, including the UK, call for an immediate end to the practice. FGM – aimed at controlling women’s sexuality – dates back as far as ancient Egypt and has led to 130 million mutilated women and girls in the world today. These survivors offer a message of hope.

Join our campaign to end FGM by signing this petition

edward snowden

Edward Snowden, in a still from a Wikileaks video, speaks in Moscow last October after his leak of secret NSA files. Photograph: Uncredited/AP

Snowden used simple technology to mine NSA computer networks

Whistleblower’s use of ‘webcrawler’ software raises new doubts about failure to detect his activities

drone al qaida

Officials report that the Obama administration is struggling over a decision to attack a U.S. citizen allegedly working overseas in the service of Al-Qaeda.

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

White House considers drone strike on US citizen abroad

Suspected Al-Qaeda member is in an unspecified country that is opposed to US military action on its soil






US drone hits Yemen wedding convoy

Hagel talks drones with Pakistan PM

US killed my brother with a drone




shirley temple

Child actress Shirley Temple salutes the colors as they pass her box at the Motion Picture Electrical Pageant in Los Angeles, Ca. on July 17, 1936.AP1936

Shirley Temple Black, former Hollywood child star, dies at 85

February 11, 2014 7:13AM ET

Shirley Temple, who lured millions to the movies in the 1930s, ‘peacefully passed away’ on Monday







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