Long Story. The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1/2

CHRONICPAIN. “I imagine that someday I may have a story written about my life and it would be good to have a detailed account of it.”

Watchdogs. FBI spy planes used in police-military operation against Baltimore protests

AIRPLANES. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arranged for at least two surveillance aircraft to patrol over Baltimore during recent mass demonstrations against the police killing of Freddie Gray, according to watchdog reports cited by theWashington Post.

NSA'S bulk collection of phone records is illegal, appeal court says

JUSTICE. A federal appeals court panel ruled on Thursday that the NSA’s bulk collection of metadata of phone calls to and from Americans is not authorized by Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, throwing out the government’s legal justification for the surveillance program exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden nearly two years ago.

How Nepal ignored threat of imminent earthquake

7.9 Every year Nepal observes January 16 as National Earthquake Safety Day. It is ussually a sober occasion when some non-government organisations and a few government departments take out a rally and circulate leaflets on safety measures.  But there was never a public acceptance that a great earthquake of the 1934 magnitude would strike.


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