Even as the investigations begin it's not hard to see the similarities between Edward Snowden, the man behind the leaks on America's electronic surveillance program, and Bradley Manning, on trial for espionage after passing on information to WikiLeaks.
Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition, the South African government said on Monday, three days after the revered peace icon was rushed to hospital with a recurrent lung infection.
Every dog has its day, but few canines get a motorcade on their return home.
Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the most significant security leaks in American history, has revealed himself to be a 29-year-old systems analyst who had worked for a private security contractor for just three months.
Nelson Mandela has become the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax, with Twitter buzzing with the incorrect information that the former South African president had died in his sleep.
A UK newspaper identified a 29-year-old former CIA technical worker as the source for leaks about US spy agencies that have rattled Washington's security services in the past few days.
Major floods will occur more frequently in many parts of the world, including Australia, as the planet warms due to climate change, exposing millions more people to the threat, scientific modelling has found.
Yaroslav Belousov, a student, found himself at the centre of the mayhem last year when a rally against Vladimir Putin, then the prime minister, unexpectedly turned violent.
The Syrian opposition will not attend the proposed Geneva conference on the crisis in Syria unless rebel fighters receive fresh supplies of arms, the top rebel military commander has warned.
The US is helping Middle Eastern allies build up their defences against Iran's growing arsenal of cyber weapons.
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