Increasingly, China's surveillance state has extended to include Chinese individuals spying on one another. Former journalist Qi Hong has helped ordinary citizens and government officials alike detect bugs and hidden cameras planted by others. In one year, his bug hunt turned up more than 300 devices for a hundred friends.
"We all have to do a better job" in the aftermath of the events in Benghazi, Libya, Clinton said in an interview with NPR. The outgoing secretary of state also discussed, among other things, her plans for 2016.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed Sen. John Kerry as the next Secretary of State. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is set to become the next Secretary of Defense. Critics and supporters of the men point to their service in Vietnam as critical qualifications.
Egypt's defense minister warned that the rising conflicts and chaos in the country could result in "the collapse of the state." Ongoing violence highlights the continued tensions between the government and the opposition, and raises questions about the prospects of Egypt's transition into a democracy.
Haiti is trying to sell itself as an international vacation hub in a bid to revive its once-vibrant tourism industry. Officials in say tourism could be a major driver of economic growth and help lift Haitians out of poverty.
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