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Journalist Glenn Greenwald has launched a new publication that includes claims from a former drone operator that the NSA uses metadata as a basis for drone strikes

NSA 'drone strikes based on mobile phone data'

A US drone operator made the claims that are allegedly backed up by Edward Snowden's leaked documents

Frank Mugisha, the 32-year-old Ugandan activist, faces extreme violence in his own country

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Turkish officials said the person on board was demanding to be taken to Sochi

F*** the EU: Senior US diplomat Victoria Nuland makes her position clear in bugged conversation with Ukraine envoy

US blames Russia as taped conversation said to be between Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador to Ukraine is published on YouTube

Pope Francis stands in front of a chocolate statue of him in Vatican City, Vatican, 05 February.

Pope Francis given giant chocolate statue of himself at general audience in Vatican City

The pontiff was presented with the 1.5 tonne gift on Thursday

Gwyneth Paltrow poses in the winners room at the British Fashion Awards 2013 in London. She is among the celebrities and activists to sign a letter to President Obama against dolphin hunts in Japan.

Taiji dolphins: Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Penn and Jennifer Hudson send letter condemning hunt to President Obama

Hollywood stars and activists are urging the President to negotiate the end of the practice as part of a trade agreement with Japan.

Pope Francis’ Harley-Davidson motorbike sold for over £200,000 in Paris auction

The money raised at the auction will go to a hostel and soup kitchen in Rome

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Trade delegations have gone to Tehran from France, China, India, Turkey, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Italy, Austria, Sweden and even Ireland

Vatican ‘kept code of silence’ on paedophile priests, claims UN report

Children’s rights experts have lambasted the church for allowing clerical abuse to go on unchecked for decades

Pope Francis recently told business leaders: 'I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it'

Pope Francis warns unemployment can lead to 'suicide' in annual Lent message

Holy Father urges faithful to convert to justice, equality and simplicity

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Ukraine protests: US steps up search for agreement at Munich Security Conference

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, says 'fight for democratic European future' embodied in Ukrainian protest movement

Pope Francis urges Italian mobsters to pray for forgiveness and convert to the Lord after three-year old is murdered in shock mafia hit

Brutal murder of three-year old Coco has sparked outrage in Italy as mafia crime takes an "unprecedented" turn

The former British Prime Minister's comments came during a visit to Cairo in order to discuss the Middle East peace process and the situation in Egypt.

Tony Blair gives backing to Egyptian military coup, criticises Brotherhood and calls for international community to support leadership

The former British Prime Minister's comments came during a visit to Cairo in order to discuss the Middle East Peace Process and the situation in Egypt

A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan

Britain to set up controversial drone development partnership with France

The move follows on from the 2010 agreement to enhance defence co-operation including sharing aircraft carriers, joint expeditionary forces and training

Demonstrators protest against the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad outside the UN offices in Geneva during the talks on Friday

Syria Geneva II talks: the long road to peace?

At first the talks were delayed for 24 hours, then Syria’s foreign minister threatened to walk out. But last night the two sides agreed to be in the same room. Kim Sengupta reports from Geneva on the UN mission to end the bloodshed

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