The cyber currency, Bitcoin, has suffered another setback - after US authorities seized the accounts of its major operator. It now hampers the process of exchanging Bitcoins, which now stand at about 120 dollars per unit. So why is the US Government so worried about the currency, and is the Bitcoin able to beat traditional currencies? Amir Taaki, a Bitcoin software developer, says the digital currency gives you total control of your assets, as there are no middle men involved. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/wz0s7b
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Several families in the California neighbourhood of Lake County have been forced to leave their homes after a hilltop began to swallow them up. Read more...
Eight houses, which were built 30 years ago in the area about 160 kilometres north of San Francisco, have had to be abandoned and ten more are under notice of imminent evacuation.
Scott Spivey and his wife Robin had to leave their home in March after huge cracks began appearing in their walls and their garage broke away from their house.
"It's very painful to see your house like this, especially in this condition, especially after all the years of putting in hard work into trying to make this a really nice place," said Mr Spivey.
Unlike other sinkholes in the US, which can gobble homes in an instant, this collapse in hilly volcanic country can move several metres in one day, and then just a fraction of a centimetre the next.
With the mass hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay nearing the end of its third month - pressure's being stepped up on President Obama to deliver on his long-running pledge to close the notorious facility. RT's Gayane Chichakyan talks to Ambassador James Jones, a member of a key US think tank, which has slammed Washington's treatment of the detainees there as torture.
The British government sees the Persian Gulf as its next major focus for the country's war efforts as they slowly withdraw from Afghanistan. Critics of the government say that their continued intervention in the region will only create more hostilities. Activists have warned that Britain's foreign policy in the Middle Eastern needs to change. Britain's military motivations in the Arab world have been largely due to the changing power dynamics in the region. Political experts say the unrest in Syria and increasing sectarian conflict in the Middle East has largely been aided by Western powers in their quest for greater intervention and control of the region. Britain's slow expansion of its military bases in the Persian Gulf is a testimony to those concerns.
Hassan Alkatib, Press TV, London