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  1. Committe clears CIA over Benghazi attackSat, 22 Nov 2014 00:12:22 GMT
    A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria. More...
  2. As Bill Cosby scandal unfolds, Britain is still grappling with its celebrity sex abuse casesFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:56:39 GMT
    A growing scandal of decades-old sexual assault allegations against television icon Bill Cosby has shocked many in the United States. Across the Atlantic, Britain has been struggling for more than two years to come to terms with a barrage of similar accusations against leading men in its entertainment world who allegedly used their fame and power to exploit young victims. More...
  3. Cerys Matthews with her MBE medal after collecting it from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham PalaceFri, 21 Nov 2014 15:51:11 GMT
    Charles bestowed the honour on the 45-year-old singer during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and took the opportunity to demonstrate the language he learned before his investiture as Prince of Wales. "I recently was invited to one of his and Camilla's evenings in the Llwynywermod, where he has a house. More...
  4. Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list releasedFri, 21 Nov 2014 13:51:20 GMT
    Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you. The international police agency Interpol recently began a Most Wanted campaign of suspects who have carried out such environmental crimes as wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing, illegal logging and trading in ivory. More...
  5. US, Turkey still not in sync on SyriaFri, 21 Nov 2014 09:41:39 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists. His visit comes after weeks of public bickering between the two NATO allies. More...
  6. Thai leader pats reporter on head, tugs his earFri, 21 Nov 2014 06:26:59 GMT
    Thailand's military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears. A video posted on Facebook by Bangkok Post reporter Wassana Nanuam shows Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha chatting Wednesday with reporters in the northeastern city of Khon Kaen. More...
  7. David Cameron is to unveil a 125m funding package for the Valley Lines electrification schemeFri, 21 Nov 2014 04:21:52 GMT
    A multimillion-pound scheme to modernise railways in south Wales is to go ahead after the conclusion of a long-running wrangle between the UK and Welsh governments over who will fund the project. On a visit to Newport, Prime Minister David Cameron is to unveil a funding package which will see the UK Government contribute A 125 million to the Valley Lines electrification scheme, while also covering the full costs of electrifying the Great Western mainline to Swansea. More...
  8. Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid responseFri, 21 Nov 2014 01:12:49 GMT
    U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding. In a call with reporters, the officials said disputes have erupted over matters like where to build new treatment centers and getting U.S. military helicopters to transport patients and blood samples from remote areas. More...
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