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Chimps to be spared from use in US medical experiments

Chimpanzees should hardly ever be used for medical research, a prestigious scientific group told the US government on Thursday – advice that means days in the laboratory may be numbered for humans’ closest relatives. The Institute of Medicine stopped short of recommending the outright ban that animal rights activists had pushed for. Instead, it urged […]

VIDEO: ‘Assad’s story is not believable’

During the past nine months the people of Syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government and over 4,000 have paid with their lives. Yet on Wednesday, in a rare television interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flatly denied that he ordered the use of brutality, instead blaming the […]

Tijuana drug tunnel impresses US

30 November 2011 Last updated at 14:23 GMT Mexican security forces surrounded the Tijuana entrance of the tunnel US police have found one of the most sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels to date on the border with Mexico. The tunnel was discovered on Tuesday and links warehouses in Tijuana, Mexico, with San Diego. “It is clearly the […]

MPs warn Royal Navy’s carriers will be costly, late, and of limited use

The aircraft carriers being built for the Royal Navy will be less useful, take longer to finish, and likely cost more than claimed, a parliamentary watchdog warns. The first, HMS Queen Elizabeth, will be mothballed immediately it is launched in 2016, according to the existing plan. However, the second, HMS Prince of Wales, is not […]

Britain unites with smaller countries to block US bid to legalise cluster bombs

A coalition of countries including Britain on Friday defeated an attempt by the US, Russia, China and Israel to get an international agreement approving the continued use of cluster bombs. The weapons, which have been used in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon scatter “bomblets” over a wide area, maiming and killing civilians, notably children, long after […]

Cruel new punishment for hackers: Twitter, Facebook bans

November 25, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Cruel new punishment for hackers: Twitter, Facebook bans –UK’s cyber-sentencing proposals revealed –Plans in report include focus on giving IT training to police 25 Nov 2011 Fraudsters and hackers could soon get slapped with social media bans as the government plans to encourage judges to dish out online punishments […]

UC Davis chancellor: ‘I did not want use of force’

The University of California, Davis, chancellor has defended herself over criticism surrounding the campus police force’s pepper spraying of peaceful demonstrators as information emerged about the officer at the heart of the incident. Video footage of police Lieutenant John Pike and another officer clad in riot gear casually spraying an orange cloud at the heads […]

US pushing UN to lift ban on cluster bombs, say campaigners

The use of cluster bombs will be given backing under plans being drawn up at an international treaty conference, according to opponents of the weapons which maim and kill civilians, notably children, long after they have been dropped. The bombs are banned under the 2008 convention on cluster munitions, which was adopted by the UK […]

US Occupy: officers in pepper spray incident placed on leave

Credit: YouTube/terrydatiger Two University of California, Davis police officers involved in pepper spraying seated protesters are being placed on administrative leave as the chancellor of the school accelerates the investigation into the incident. Chancellor Linda Katehi said she has been inundated with reaction over the incident, in which an officer dispassionately fired pepper spray on […]

UC Davis police placed on leave after pepper spray video outrage

The beleaguered chancellor of University of California, Davis, is preparing to explain her position to students after campus police deployed pepper-spray at close range on protesting students who apparently posed little threat. Linda Katehi has agreed to speak to the protesters’ General Assembly on Monday. It was announced on Sunday that two campus police officers […]