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Massachusetts cleans up from flooding after blizzard

Massachusetts cleans up from flooding after blizzard

Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses the day after a massive blizzard hammered New England.

Snowden files show Canada runs global Internet watch

Snowden files show Canada runs global Internet watch

Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads a day as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report.

France unveils anti-jihad campaign

France unveils anti-jihad campaign

France has unveiled a short video and web site designed to dissuade potential jihadists from joining Islamist fighting groups in Syria and Iraq, where recruiters have lured hundreds of Westerners using slickly produced clips and social media.

Baghdad flights suspended after airplane shooting

Baghdad flights suspended after airplane shooting

Six airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon have suspended flights to Baghdad after bullets hit an airplane operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai, as it was landing at Baghdad airport.

Ex-KGB spy told UK cops Putin ordered his death

Ex-KGB spy told UK cops Putin ordered his death

Ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope, told British police beforehand that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally behind it, an inquiry into his killing heard.

Snowstorm sweeps northeast US

Snowstorm sweeps northeast US

A blizzard is sweeping across the northeastern United States, dropping more than 30cm of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City falls short of dire predictions.

China cops suspended after eating endangered salamander

China cops suspended after eating endangered salamander

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander, state media reported.

Facebook takes blame for outages

Facebook takes blame for outages

Access to Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, was blocked around the world for up to an hour yesterday, which the company said later was due to an internal fault and not an outside attack.

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