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#NSA 'spied on prominent Muslim-Americans'

Hooshang Amirahmadi

An online magazine has reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the US government's secret surveillance programme aimed at national security threats.

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New Orleans ex-mayor jailed for a decade

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption offences.

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#Brazil World Cup fans burn buses in Sao Paulo

Brazilian fans and protesters, unhappy over Brazil's 7-1 World Cup defeat against Germany, have taken to the streets of Sao Paulo and burned at least 20 buses, as police ramp up security for Wednesday's semi-final.

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El Salvador leader turns palace into museum

El Salvador's president has turned his official residence, a palatial building in a wealthy area of the capital San Salvador, into a museum and arts centre for the poor and disadvantaged.

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US urges #Israel to probe teen beating

The United States has called for speedy investigation of an incident in which a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent appeared to have been badly beaten by Israeli paramilitary police during riots in East Jerusalem.

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#Bolivia to allow 10-year-olds into workforce

Bolivian politicians have approved child workers as young as 10 years old, under a new law that lays out specific conditions for their employment.

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Probe into LA traffic officer 'beating woman'

LA traffic officerThe California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating footage that shows one of its officers straddling a woman and repeatedly punching her in the head as she lies on the hard shoulder of a Los Angeles highway.

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Deaths as overpass collapses in #Brazil city

An unfinished overpass has collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, killing at least two people, emergency officials have said.

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US orders tighter foreign airports security

The US has ordered tighter security at some foreign airports offering direct flights to the US, the homeland security secretary has said.

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Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit reopened

A federal appeals court in the United States has found that four Iraqis who were previously held in Abu Ghraib prison can sue the US defence contractor CACI International over allegations that its staff were involved in their torture in 2003 and 2004.

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