The Guardian: Australia’s spy agencies have attempted to listen in on the personal phone calls of the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and have targeted the mobile phones of his wife, senior ministers and confidants, a top-secret document from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.
The document, dated November 2009, names the president and nine of his inner circle as targets of the surveillance, including the vice-president, Boediono, who last week visited Australia.
Have a good weekend, everybody!
Ray really likes when I’m around.
Day in the life of a business news reporter: Sitting at a lot of conferences.
Judge for yourself, but this looks like the three pointer should have counted.
Hi, you should go to Chumped’s record release show tonight* at Suburbia because they are adorable and talented and we’re going to shower them in beer.
*after coming to TV Hangover’s free Adventure Time party at Videology, of course, where you can pregame and get drunk and silly and nerdy.
Bill Callahan's performance, at a historic synagogue in Washington, D.C., unfolded on a cool autumn night. The intimate setting offered the perfect space to showcase Callahan's beautiful, if deadpan, baritone voice, plus a stunning version of Percy Mayfield's 1950 song “Please Send Me Someone to Love.”
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BREAKING NEWS: Notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger sentenced to two life terms plus five years for crimes including murder and racketeering
The U.S. State Department said Wednesday it named Nigerian militant group Boko Haram and a splinter group called Ansaru as foreign terror organizations.
Boko Haram has links to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the State Department said in a statement. The group is responsible for thousands of deaths in northeast and central Nigeria over the last several years, including targeted killings of civilians, it said. Ansaru’s attacks have focused on Nigerian military and Western targets, the State Department said.
The U.S. assets and property of both groups was frozen as a result of the designations, and it is now illegal to transact with or support them.