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For world's police, force of the law meets the law of force

A police badge.U.S. police are under pressure not only for the killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, for which a grand jury decided on Monday not to indict the police officer, but also for the military-style response to the sometimes violent protests that followed.

China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip - report

Chinese naval forces.Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defence publication said on Friday.

Ukraine death toll rises to more than 4,300 despite ceasefire - U.N.

Armed men in Ukraine.The death rate in the Ukraine conflict has increased in the past eight weeks despite the declaration of a ceasefire in September, the United Nations said on Thursday.

NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure

Cyber security.China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, said on Thursday.

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