Britain planning new Internet snooping laws
The British government wants to expand its powers
to monitor email exchanges and website visits, The Sunday Times
newspaper reported.Internet companies would be instructed to install
hardware to allow the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
– Britain’s electronic “listening” agency” -- to go through “on
demand” every text message and email sent, websites accessed and
phone calls made “in real time, the broadsheet said.
NLD claims Suu Kyi win
Myanmar's opposition claimed a historic victory
on Sunday for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her first bid
for a seat in parliament, sparking scenes of jubilation among
supporters. Suu Kyi won an estimated 99 percent of the votes in
Kawhmu constituency, according to NLD official Soe Win, based on the
party's own tally.
Asia turns off lights for Earth Hour
Australia's Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House
were plunged into darkness on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour
campaign, leading a global effort to raise awareness about climate
change. In a twist to this year's Earth Hour, Dutch astronaut Andre
Kuipers will observe from the International Space Station countries
around the world turn off the lights for 60 minutes from 8:30pm
local time and post photos.
Aung San Suu Kyi makes election debut in Myanmar
Myanmar holds elections Sunday seen as a key
test of the government's commitment to reforms, with opposition
leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for a seat in parliament for the
first time. A victory for Suu Kyi would cap a remarkable
transformation for the 66-year-old icon of the pro-democracy
movement, who spent most of the past 22 years locked up by the
generals who ruled the country for decades.
Suu Kyi set for landmark win as Myanmar votes
Supporters waited for hours in searing heat to
glimpse the Nobel laureate:
Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi looked set
to make history in Myanmar elections Sunday, but complaints of
ballot-tampering cast fresh doubt on the fairness of the
parliamentary vote. Many supporters waited for hours in searing heat
to glimpse the 66-year-old Nobel laureate, who is running for office
for the first time in the by-elections, after being locked up by the
junta for most of the past 22 years.