The disgraced uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – Jang Song-thaek – has been executed, the country’s state media reports. This comes after the second most powerful man in North Korea was dismissed for committing “criminal acts.” Official KCNA news agency said on Friday that Jang Song-thaek was guilty of “attempting to overthrow the
By Jillian D’Onfro The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular sites for file sharing, once again thwarted authorities trying to shut it down. After briefly disappearing because its Caribbean domain name, thepiratebay.sx, was seized by authorities, the site popped back into action on thepiratebay.ac, according to The Verge and originally reported by Torrent Freak.
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legalize both the sale and production of marijuana. President Jose Mujica has championed the measure as a way of combatting the illegal drug industry that has decimated parts of Uruguay. The country’s parliament passed the bill by a vote of 16 to 13 on Tuesday
By Andrea Elliott She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets. A few feet away, their mother and father sleep near the mop bucket they use as a toilet. Two other children share a mattress by the rotting
The world’s leading technology companies have addressed Washington in an open letter to demand a radical overhaul of surveillance laws, an international ban of bulk data collection and for the US to lead the way in restoring trust in the internet. Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Microsoft whose combined value is estimated
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