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Book Review: Gonzo journalist Barrett Brown’s memoir a piquant take on hacktivism’s rise

Jul. 10, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

His talents in full flower and basking in public admiration, gonzo journalist and inveterate anti-establishment troublemaker Barrett Brown is jailed in his native Texas on various federal felony charges. It is 2013 and Brown’s adventures have included helping Anonymous hacktivists...

Shootout between Pakistani Taliban and police during raid kills 4 security officials, 3 insurgents

Jul. 10, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces raided a hideout of the Pakistani Taliban on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, triggering a shootout that killed four officers and three insurgents, police said. A militant commander, Abdul Rahim, was among...

Suspected rebels kill 5 Indian soldiers after ambushing their vehicle in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Jul. 09, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Suspected rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region of Kashmir ambushed an army vehicle on Monday in the region's south, killing five Indian soldiers and wounding other five, officials said. No insurgent group immediately claimed responsibility...

Mali's army and Russian mercenaries accused of killing dozens of civilians in Kidal region

Jul. 05, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's army and Russian mercenaries killed dozens of civilians during a military operation last month in northern Mali, civil organization and community members alleged Friday, amid a surge in violence after the ruling junta broke off a peace agreement with rebel groups. ...

A week after an alleged coup attempt in Bolivia, confusion and conspiracy theories reign

Jul. 04, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A plan to stage a coup against Bolivia’s president was not what Gen. Tomás Peña y Lillo was expecting when he entered the military headquarters in La Paz last Wednesday. The leader of Bolivia’s retired service members said he was surprised to get a call...

Bolivia summons Argentine ambassador for reprimand over its claims of a fake coup

Jul. 01, 2024 22:12 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The Bolivian government on Monday summoned the Argentine ambassador to address the country's claim that the attempted military coup that rattled Bolivia last week was a hoax. Bolivia's official reprimand of its neighbor adds to the fallout from the purported...

Mauritania's President Ghazouani wins reelection, the electoral commission says

Jul. 01, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has been reelected for a second term, the country's electoral commission said on Monday, after positioning the country as a strategic ally of the West in a region swept by coups and violence. Ghazouani,...

Female suicide bombers kill at least 18 in coordinated attack in Nigeria, authorities say

Jun. 30, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Female suicide bombers targeted a wedding, a funeral and a hospital in coordinated attacks in northern Nigeria that killed at least 18 people, local authorities said Sunday. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the the attacks in Borno state,...

Bolivian general accused of failed coup is transferred to a maximum-security prison

Jun. 29, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The Bolivian general accused of leading a failed coup was sent Saturday to a maximum-security prison as he faces charges of terrorism and starting an armed uprising. “At some point the truth will be known,” a handcuffed Gen. Juan José Zúñiga told...

Jan. 6 shadows the 2024 campaign, but not on the debate stage. That alarms democracy advocates

Jun. 29, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first presidential debate, Republican Donald Trump skimmed over the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the Capitol, shifted blame for the violent mob siege and declined repeatedly to state unequivocally that he will accept the results of this year’s White House election. ...