Internet is More Unequal: Web Founder

Internet is More Unequal: Web Founder

Access to the Internet should be regarded as a basic human right, the inventor of the Worldwide Web said on Thursday. He has also criticized growing censorship by governments and commercial manipulation. Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the Web in 1990, made the remarks as he released his World Wide Web Foundation’s latest report tracking the…

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CIA Interrogations Report Sparks Prosecution Calls

CIA Interrogations Report Sparks Prosecution Calls

The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate…

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0.3 Million Tons of Plastic Fouling World’s Oceans

0.3 Million Tons of Plastic Fouling World’s Oceans

A new study has highlighted the pervasiveness of plastic pollution in Earth’s oceans. Researchers unveiled Wednesday what they called the most scientifically rigorous estimate to date of the amount of…

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Ebola Running Ahead of Us: WHO

Ebola Running Ahead of Us: WHO

The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still “running ahead” of efforts to contain it, the head of the World Health Organization has said. Director general…

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IATA Urges UN to Regulate Anti-Aircraft Weaponry

IATA Urges UN to Regulate Anti-Aircraft Weaponry

Global airlines body IATA has called on the UN to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry in a similar way to chemical weapons following the shooting down of a commercial airliner over Ukraine…

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Simple Blood Test May Detect Early Breast Cancer

Simple Blood Test May Detect Early Breast Cancer

A simple blood test that detects a form of the metal zinc soon may become available to diagnose breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages. Researchers at Oxford…

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Reducing Inequality Would Boost Economic Growth: OECD

Reducing Inequality Would Boost Economic Growth: OECD

Moves by national governments to reduce inequality between their rich and poor citizens would help to lift economic growth, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Tuesday. The…

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US to Publish CIA ‘Torture’ Report

US to Publish CIA ‘Torture’ Report

Details of the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” techniques, considered by many to be torture, are set to be revealed in a long-awaited report. According to BBC: The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report…

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Delhi Bans All Web-Based Taxi Services

Delhi Bans All Web-Based Taxi Services

India’s capital has banned all web-based taxi companies after a woman accused a driver from the US-based firm Uber of raping her. Officials in New Delhi announced a ban against…

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Malaria Deaths Drop Dramatically: WHO

Malaria Deaths Drop Dramatically: WHO

Global efforts have halved the number of people dying from malaria – a tremendous achievement, the World Health Organization says. It says between 2001 and 2013, 4.3 million deaths were…

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