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CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees

CIA logo.CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the Sept. 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence.

U.S. under fire over Senate's report on CIA torture

Waterboarding.The United States on Wednesday faced criticism from the United Nations as well as governments that Washington often reprimands for human rights violations over a Senate report on CIA torture techniques in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Airlines body calls for U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry

MH17 crash site.Global airlines body IATA has called on the U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry in a similar way to chemical weapons following the shooting down of a commercial airliner over Ukraine earlier this year.

Under pressure, Lockheed opens up about secret weapons unit

SR-72.Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's No. 1 weapons supplier, has rarely felt the need to blow its horn about its secrecy-shrouded crown jewel - until now.

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