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2 dead as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan, millions told to evacuate

October 12, 2019

The storm has damaged houses in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture [Jiji Press/AFP] Two men have been killed and more than six million people advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon bore down on the Japanese capital, Tokyo, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years. Typhoon Hagibis, which means “speed” in the Philippine […]

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FBI confirms Samuel Little is US’s most prolific serial killer

October 8, 2019

Samuel Little, a suspected serial killer, appears at Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles [File: Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo] The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the United States is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in the country’s history, the FBI said. Samuel Little, who has […]

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Five things to know about the Nobel prizes

October 7, 2019

A man opens the door of the Alfred Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 4, 2019. The “Nobel week” of announcements will begin on October 7, 2019 with the Medicine prize. AFP PHOTO By AFP Since 1901, the Nobel prizes have been awarded to men, women and organisations whose work has led to great […]

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Trump to block immigrants unable to pay for healthcare

October 5, 2019

Consular officers will only be allowed to issue visas to prospective immigrants who can prove they “will not impose a substantial burden” on the US health care system © AFP/File / The US will block the entry of immigrants without health insurance or the ability to pay for medical bills, President Donald Trump revealed Friday. […]

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Iranian hackers targeted a US presidential campaign: Microsoft

October 5, 2019

The Microsoft sign is shown on top of the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California [File: Mike Blake/Reuters] A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government targeted a United States 2020 presidential campaign, Microsoft Corp said on Friday. Microsoft saw “significant” activity by the group that also targeted current and former […]

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Canada:3 Ontario hospitals recover from ransomware attack

October 4, 2019

The Ryuk malware is known to store a ransom note in infected computers./CBC The impact of the malware attack has been wide-ranging for the three affected hospitals, located in Toronto and southwestern Ontario. Email systems were taken offline, health-care records became harder to access and patients were warned of longer wait times. By CBC News […]

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Seven killed as World War II plane crashes in the US

October 3, 2019

In this aerial image taken from video, emergency crews respond to where a World War II-era bomber B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. on October 2, 2019. (AP PHOTO) At least seven people were killed when a World War II bomber carrying 13 passengers and crew crashed at an airport […]

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‘I take full responsibility for Khashoggi’s murder but I did not order it’-Mohammed bin Salman

September 30, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told “60 Minutes” on Sunday night that he takes “full responsibility” for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.Screenshot/CBS A UN report into the killing published in June said that it was “inconceivable” that a sophisticated plot involving high ranking Saudi officials was carried out without bin Salman’s knowledge. Saudi Crown Prince […]

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Boris Johnson could be forced out as UK Prime Minister next week

September 30, 2019

By CNN British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be forced out of office next week as opposition lawmakers try to join forces to replace him with an interim administration in order to secure another Brexit delay. Senior Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Stewart Hosie told the BBC on Saturday there was a real chance a […]

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Twitter suspends thousands of fake accounts from UAE

September 20, 2019

Twitter said the fake accounts tweeted mostly against Qatar and Yemen, and amplified Saudi propaganda [File: Mike Blake/Reuters] Twitter has suspended a large network of 4,258 accounts which it said were operated exclusively from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), employing fake names and tweeting mostly about Qatar and Yemen. It also removed a network of […]

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