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A Lawsuit Charges That the FBI Used Stasi Tactics Against Muslims

A complaint filed this week in a Manhattan federal court alleges that the FBI is cornering innocent people, insisting that they act as informants for the federal government, and preventing them from leaving the country if they refuse to collaborate. Those are the tactics of the Stasi. Spy on other members of society or else.
If you refuse? Forget about the ability to travel freely or visit family abroad.
If Tanvir v. Holder is decided on the merits, rather than suppressed in the name of state secrets, we’ll find out if the FBI has turned those tactics against Muslim Americans.
That’s what four plaintiffs allege. The stories they tell are chilling.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

A Lawsuit Charges That the FBI Used Stasi Tactics Against Muslims

A complaint filed this week in a Manhattan federal court alleges that the FBI is cornering innocent people, insisting that they act as informants for the federal government, and preventing them from leaving the country if they refuse to collaborate. Those are the tactics of the Stasi. Spy on other members of society or else.

If you refuse? Forget about the ability to travel freely or visit family abroad.

If Tanvir v. Holder is decided on the merits, rather than suppressed in the name of state secrets, we’ll find out if the FBI has turned those tactics against Muslim Americans.

That’s what four plaintiffs allege. The stories they tell are chilling.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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This is the good news we tell our people. The era of division is over.

Ismail Haniya, prime minister of the Hamas-led government in Gaza, said on the decision to unify with rival group Fatah. Israel has suspended its peace talks with the Palestinians in response.

In a statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government would “not negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas, a terror organisation that calls for the destruction of Israel”
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Strong currents and bad visibility have hampered rescuers in the search for 287 passengers missing more than 24 hours after their ferry capsized off the southern coast of South Korea, as furious families waited for news. 

One student sent a text message to his mother as the ferry sank:
Son: “Mum, this might be my last chance to tell you I love you”
Mum: “Why’s that?
Mum: “I love you anyway”

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Picture: Telegraph

Strong currents and bad visibility have hampered rescuers in the search for 287 passengers missing more than 24 hours after their ferry capsized off the southern coast of South Korea, as furious families waited for news. 

One student sent a text message to his mother as the ferry sank:

Son: “Mum, this might be my last chance to tell you I love you”

Mum: “Why’s that?

Mum: “I love you anyway”

Follow more coverage from the BBC

Picture: Telegraph

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The Middle East has become a killing field for journalists. While the number of journalists killed for their work has declined in some places, the civil war in Syria and a renewal of sectarian attacks in Iraq have taken an agonising toll

At least 70 journalists were killed around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. via the guardian
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Mass extrajudicial killings, the targeting of individuals on the basis of their ethnicity and arbitrary detentions have been documented in recent days. We have discovered a mass grave in Bentiu, in Unity State, and there are reportedly at least two other mass graves in Juba.

The United Nations said on Tuesday that it had found three mass grave sites in two different parts of South Sudan, while a senior official said the death toll in the country’s emerging civil war had run “into the thousands”.

The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, called on both sides to protect civilians and warned that political and military leaders could be held to account for crimes.

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We want him to leave, that’s it

South Sudan rebels take Bor town after ‘coup attempt’

South Sudanese rebels have taken over a key town, the military has said, as fighting continues after Sunday’s reported coup attempt.

Mr Machar, the former vice-president, has asked the army to remove President Salva Kiir

In the escalating tension the UN estimates that some 20,000 people have sought refuge in their compounds in Juba.