Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, July 25, 2013
- Almost a quarter of a million Colombians have been killed in the country’s internal conflict since 1958, most of them civilians, according to a government-funded report.
- Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed at least 15 Palestinians, mostly women and children, in a rocket attack on a rebel-held refugee camp on the southern edge of Damascus.
- The United States’ National Security Agency’s warrantless and wide-ranging spying program, Prism, is to continue after congressmen voted down an amendment aimed at limiting its surveillance activities.
- Foreign Policy makes the claim that the US Supreme Court may be the best bet to stop the NSA’s surveillance dragnet.
- At least 98 people have been killed in three days of ethnic violence in Guinea.