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  1. Monkey breeding is big business

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in two different animal models. 'At least one of the animal models should be a non-human primate,' Jean Patterson, chair scientist of virology and immunology at Southwest Foundation ... the animals' genetic background because it makes their experiments easier. Monkeys with good records are almost twice as valuable as those without. To encourage exports, officials have helped farms ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York photographer defends right to shoot people secretly in their apartments

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York New York photographer defends his right to capture unaware neighbours through their apartment windows using a telephoto lens Secretly shot photos cause privacy row ... that the pictures are not illegal and are protected under an artist's freedom of expression under First Amendment rights. Svenson is no longer commenting on the controversy, but says in his exhibition ...

  3. News - World

    CIA paying millions to AT&T for phone records, says report

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... the CIA said its intelligence gathering does not violate the privacy of Americans. “The CIA protects the nation and upholds the privacy rights of Americans by ensuring that its intelligence ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Biden to visit China, Japan, South Korea in new US push

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... mind that I’m not there right now,” Obama said in Washington during the summits. Obama spent a weekend with Xi in June at the Sunnylands resort in the California desert as the two leaders tried ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia anger at US linking of rights and trade

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Moscow

    ... finds them responsible for violating human rights. On Friday, Washington passed a bill that established permanent normal trade relations with Russia, repealing a 1974 act which limited trade ... also would impose sanctions on officials responsible for human rights violations. Magnitsky was a lawyer, aged 37, representing a Britain-based capital management company in 2008 when he ...

  6. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Moscow denounces US rights abuses in cold-war style

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Moscow

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Moscow Tone and spirit of Russian foreign ministry's diatribe about human rights abuses in America revives memories of Soviet-era propaganda Anti-U.S. blast ... and English titled On the human rights situation in the United States. The report, distributed at hearings held by the Foreign Relations Committee of the Russia's lower house of parliament, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong beats UK, US on 'human freedom' index

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HK beats UK, US on freedom list Hong Kong ranks third-best globally for "human freedom", topping such well-established democracies as the United States and United Kingdom, according to the research from the Fraser ...

  8. News - World - NATURE

    Crazy ant invades the US South

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    ... And despite often legitimate cries of concern from the scientific community about the dangers of invasive plants and animals in the United States, many one-time strangers to these parts- kudzu, ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Accused Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan barred from using Taliban claim

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... and add to the witness lists. Osborn could rule on that request at a hearing scheduled for Tuesday. Earlier this month, Hasan was granted the right to represent himself at trial. Three military ...

  10. News - World - SECURITY

    US spy agency seeks probe into leaks over Prism surveillance programme

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Agencies in Washington

    ... a right to know and openly debate what the government was doing. “Every time there’s a whistle blower, someone who exposes government wrongdoing, the tactic is to demonize them as a traitor,” he ... the government's right to wiretap. But it also dictated financial, library, travel, video rental, phone, medical, church, synagogue or mosque records held by third parties can be searched without your ...




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