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China has successfully completed its latest manned spaceflight, with three astronauts returning from a 15-day mission. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Protesters from two of Rio de Janeiro's favelas took to the streets to demand investment in public services. They are calling too for the right to organise events in their neighbourhood without official authorisation. It is the latest street protest to hit the South American country....http://www.euronews.net/
Russia has repeated that no American threat would force it to hand over US whistleblower Edward Snowden.The head of the Foreign Affairs Commission in the Duma (the Russian parliament's lower house), Alexeï Pouchkov, wrote on Twitter that the US intelligence leaker and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange were the "new dissidents"....http://www.euronews.net/
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U.S.-based video-streaming sites Hulu and Netflix can’t be accessed in most places outside the country because of copyright laws. Voddler may be the fix. The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio has an exclusive sit-down with Voddler Chief Executive Marcus Backlund. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Labour leader Ed Miliband says the British people are "paying the price" for the Government's failure to get rid of the country's deficit. Report by Fudgea. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Indonesia on Tuesday released waterbombs to put out forest fires in Riauprovince, in a bid to fight the haze that has caused one of Southeast Asia's worst air pollution crises. Firefighters were also on site in Bengkalis, one of the areas in the province with the highest number of fires. Indonesia's environment minister said eight domestic firms were suspected of being responsible for the blazes on Sumatra island that blanketed neighbouring Singapore in record levels of hazardous smog. Authorities said they started cloud-seeding operations last week and it induced a 20-minute rain shower in the capital of Pekanbaru on Tuesday afternoon, the first rainfall in a month.
Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is believed to still be in the transit area of a Moscow airport. Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed on Tuesday that Snowden is in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. And he ruled out handing Snowden to Washington, saying the 30-year-old is free to leave. Earlier, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he would consider housing him, if Snowden lodges an asylum request. WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group said Snowden is headed for Ecuador and is travelling on a refugee document of passage provided by the Ecuadorian government.
Demonstrators gather in Istanbul and Ankara to denounce the release of a police officer, who was detained on charges of killing a protester. By late night, police were firing smoke grenades into the crowd, dispersing them with water canon. The unrest began at the end of May when police used force against protesters opposing plans to redevelop a central Istanbul park. Four people have been killed in the unrest, including one policeman. And about 7,500 have been wounded, according to the Turkish Medical Association.
The US Supreme Court's ruling on the voting rights act is drawing praise and criticism. Some say progress towards equal rights has made parts of the act obsolete. Others say progress could not be made without the legislation. (June 26)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
Protesters returned to the streets of San Paulo one day after Brazil's president proposed a raft of reforms. At least 500 people marched, airing grievances ranging from poor public services to political corruption.Even so President Dilma Rousseff is organising a referendum to be held before the end of October, asking Brazilians which political reforms they want....http://www.euronews.net/
Outgoing United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, held a news conference on Tuesday (June 25) where she thanked all those she has worked with in her over four years as U.S. permanent representative, a position she called "the best job I've ever had." Rice is moving to the position of National Security Advisor, replacing Tom Donilon in the post. "It's been a remarkable period for the United States, for the United Nations and the world, as we've carried out President Obama's pledge to bring a new era of engagement to the United Nations," said Rice, pointing out U.S. leadership on issues like Iran sanctions and U.N. action during the Libyan crisis. "We've repaid past arrears and met our financial commitments. We joined the Human Rights Council believing that American engagement would improve its performance, and it has," she added. A close confidante of President Barack Obama, Rice is expected to play a high-profile role in defending Obama's fore
Highlights of this day in history: President John F. Kennedy rallies West Berlin during the Cold War; The U.N. Charter signed; Scientists complete first rough map of the human genetic code; Charlie Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush' premieres. (June 26)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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