Daily Archives: July 30, 2013

Egypt denies blast near Suez Canal

Egypt: Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority has said the waterway is operating normally, following reports of two explosions, which took place nearby on Tuesday, Ahram has reported. Mohab Mamish, the head of the Egyptian vital waterway said that the canal is highly secured and did not witness any blast around it. [AMEInfo.com]

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Sharm El-Sheikh airport sees 20% drop in air traffic

Egypt: Egyptian Airports Co has said air traffic at the Sharm El-Sheikh airport fell 20% year-on-year over the last two days as a result of protests and violence seen throughout the country, Daily News Egypt has reported. The Sharm El-Sheikh airport on Monday serviced a total of 22,500 passengers, compared with 21,700 passengers serviced at the Hurghada International Airport, where flight patterns and schedules have remained largely unaffected by the political climate, the company said. [AMEInfo.com]

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Train driver ‘was on the phone’

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Assange condemns Manning verdict

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Gitmo inmates go ‘Fifty Shades’ crazy

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Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Is Upheld

The ruling is the first to address the constitutionality of warrantless searches of historical location data stored by cellphone service providers. read more

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Lawyer Who Beat Chevron in Ecuador Faces Trial of His Own

The oil company has set its lawyers against Steven Donziger, who won an $18 billion case over oil spills in the Ecuadorean jungle, accusing him of manipulating evidence and bribing judges. read more

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M.I.T. Cleared In Report After Suicide Of Activist

Arguments persist that M.I.T. could have done much more to end the prosecution of a young man whose promise was great and whose actions caused no damage to the university’s computer network. read more

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Dot Earth Blog: Polar Researchers Explain North Pole ‘Lake’

Scientists who spend weeks each year camped on North Pole sea ice clarify what’s wrong with reports of a “lake” there. read more

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George Stocking Jr., ‘Anthropology’s Anthropologist,’ Dies at 84

Professor Stocking was a historian of science who chronicled the norms, customs and tribal beliefs of modern anthropologists, documenting a history of racial bias and ethnocentrism. read more

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