Thursday, October 31, 2013

Polio Spreads in Syria; plus BBC audio - NSA Overreach and Public Overreaction

A Dread Disease Spreads in Syria
by Christopher Dickey Oct 30, 2013 12:51 PM EDT
Bio-terrorism by accident? Radical foreign jihadists allied with al Qaeda may be bringing polio with them into the war-ravaged country without even knowing it.

BBC Radio "World Have Your Say," 28 October 2013
Is there anything wrong with spying on your allies?
International attention has turned towards America as leaked documents reveal their National Security agency has secretly monitored countries and International leaders across the world. And more than a million people in Kenya have signed a petition after a group of men accused of gang raping a teenager, were ordered to cut grass as a punishment. The case caused national outrage and now campaigners are calling for police to accept that rape is not a misdemeanour, it is a serious crime.

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