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Amnesty International sets up Twitter account mocking Dick Cheney

The human rights organization Amnesty International has set up a Twitter account named “Cheney’s Conscience” that mocks the former vice president and links to a petition calling on U.S. Attorney General Holder to open a torture investigation. “Is it Friday yet?! Who knew whitewashing #torture would be this hard?” a…

Syrians mark bleak Ramadan after 80 killed in Hama

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrians began the Muslim Ramadan fast in somber mood on Monday after troops stormed into Hama, scene of a 1982 massacre, in one of the bloodiest days in a five-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. Rights activists said 80 civilians were killed in Sunday’s tank-backed assault on…