Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, August 1, 2013
- The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has found fresh evidence of “double-tap” strikes by the US in Pakistan; a double-tap is a second drone strike that deliberately targets rescuers at the scene of a previous drone strike.
- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangarai has labeled results of the recent presidential election which he lost a “sham” and has accused his opponent, President Robert Mugabe, of rigging the elections.
- UN officials have said that its experts would go to Syria as soon as possible to investigate three clashes in which chemical weapons are suspected of having been used.
- US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has left the Moscow airport where he had been staying since June after being granted temporary asylum.
- The NSA’s XKeyscore program–with the ability to monitor any move a user makes on the internet–reportedly has servers the world over, including in places one wouldn’t necessarily expect: China, Russia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Sudan.